Table of Contents
About the Author
Guide and Lodging Recommendations
Buy the Book
Contemporary Wingshooter - Spring 2012
Jim Casada - Sporting Classics Magazine, Sept/Oct 2010
Jack W. Berryman - July/August 2010 issue of Eastern Fly Fishing
Shelagh Talbot - May / June 2010 edition of Up North
Dan Tarkinson - Fly Fishing in Maine
Robert Berls - Bulletin of the Anglers' Club of New York
John Holyoke - Bangor Daily News
Jack Gagnon - North Woods Sporting Journal
Ken Allen - The Maine Sportsman
Bill Ferris - Shippensburg, PA Sentinel
Paul Doiron - Down East Magazine
Fly Fisherman Magazine
Contemporary Wingshooter - Spring 2012
Jim Casada - Sporting Classics Magazine, Sept/Oct 2010
NEW OR NOTEWORTHY BOOKS
There was a time when self-published books were summarily dismissed as “vanity” works. Thanks to changes in technology, commercial publishing and the nature of modern bookselling, that’s no longer the case.
Last year, after doing dozens of books with commercial publishers, I personally ventured into the waters of self-publishing with Fly Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: An Insider’s Guide to a Pursuit of Passion. I haven’t regretted it, scary though the venture was in financial and other ways, and reviewers have been very kind.
The two books mentioned here are in the same genre, and each provides credence to growing acceptance of the legitimacy of self-publishing. It is unlikely any commercial publisher driven by dollar signs would have touched these books, yet they have real merit and belong on the shelves of serious readers of sporting literature.
Tagewahnahn: The Landlocked Salmon at Grand Lake Stream by Dennis LaBare. Privately published by the author, 2007. Hardback in dj., xvi, 226 pages, illustrated. To acquire copies contact LaBare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The title comes from an Indian name for landlocked salmon, and it’s a heartfelt and moving tribute to the fish, a special place where they’ve long been caught, and the men who have cast to them at Grand Lake Stream. Beautifully illustrated, it’s a prime example of how fine book should be produced and it will certainly be cherished by serious fly fishermen.
Meanderings of a Snake Meadow Editor by Paul E. Chase. Published by Author House for the author in 2010. Hardback in dj., xvi, 210 pages, illustrated. Order from www.authorhouse.com.Part philosophy, part profiles of noted sportsmen, part mental meanderings the title suggests, part upland game hunting and all pure pleasure, this book is a collection of pieces Chase originally contributed to the newsletter of the Snake Meadow Club in Connecticut. He has edited the newsletter for upwards of two decades, and over that time has written on subjects as diverse as George Bird Evans, poachers, guns and guides, fine dogs and fine days afield. The pieces found in these pages are ideal for a brief spate of reading in an armchair on a bitterly cold day.
Jack W. Berryman - July/August 2010 issue of Eastern Fly Fishing
Shelagh Talbot - May / June 2010 edition of Up North
Dan Tarkinson, Flyfishinginmaine.com
A couple years ago now (yikes) when a packaged arrived at my home from Grand Lake Stream, I knew exactly what it was. I had been in touch with Dennis Labare for some time about his upcoming book on the area, and anticipated the arrival of the finished product. I can't believe it has taken me this long to address it in print, though in a way I'm so glad for the opportunity to revisit this book again recently, in preparation for this review.
Tagewahnahn (the title of the book, which is the Passamaquoddy name for the landlocked salmon), is a masterpiece of science, history, and personal experience, with a touch of lore and legend. Labare, an accomplished entomologist and conservationist, takes us through a detailed account of the history of the stream and its environs. From detailed stream maps carefully hand sketched by the author's wife, Stacy, to beautiful up close photographs of the insects that inhabit the stream and make up the diet of its resident Land Locked Salmon, this book is the full package.
Extensive research, which is clearly apparent in the work, reveals perspectives from many different angles. From fisheries biologists to hydroelectric facility discussions to local legends, Labare has left no stone unturned when it comes to providing us with a complete and rounded perspective. Also included, and very much appreciated, are numerous anecdotal and personal stories, many of famous GLS visitors like Ted Williams (the baseball player), Bert Lahr, Curt Gowdy, and Joe Brooks.
Labare's attention to detail, personal touch and connection to this area make this comprehensive work a delight to pick up, again and again. If you are an angler who has fished Grand Lake Stream, or are someone who appreciates a fine literary work about a wonderfully rich historic area, sport and fishery -- do yourself a favor, and order a copy of Tagewahnahn today. But be forewarned...if you've never visited GLS, you may need to plan a trip after reading this book...and you'll feel like you are visiting an old friend.
To get your copy visit www.glssalmon.com
Robert Berls in Bulletin of the Anglers' Club of New York, Spring 2009
Rivers of Restoration: Trout Unlimited’s First 50 Years of Conservation
By John Ross
Skyhorse Publishing, 2008, 192 pages, 150 color photographs, $40.00
Written and published by Dennis LaBare, 2007, 215 pages, more than 200 color photographs and many black & white photographs, $60.00
Most of the
rivers presented in the book I have not fished
and of the few I have fished the only one I know well is the Falling
the late Datus Proper, wrote of Falling Spring in 1982 that “the
ability of a
small stream to support so much life’ (wild trout, aquatic
insects, and a
mind-boggling population of scuds) ‘seemed a mystery. They should have made it a national
monument. Instead it is becoming a
housing development.” The spring
of those two
environmental activists who started the whole Falling Spring Greenway
Dennis LaBare, does nothing by half.
Dennis is the only person I know who spent a whole spring
and summer (of
1975) collecting, identifying, and photographing the aquatic insects of
river—the Beaverkill. Dennis is now
retired and divides his year between Grand Lake Stream in
five years of
work, Dennis has published what must be described as a tribute to Grand
Stream and its Landlocked Salmon. The
book is Tagewahnahn, the Landlocked
Salmon at Grand Lake Stream. Tagewahnahn
is the original Passamaquoddy Indian name for the Landlocks. Passamaquoddy means “people who spear
Pollack.” The tribe lived on the
The book has six
chapters: The Fish, The Stream, The Dam,
The Hatchery and Sharing the River. The
last one is about prominent anglers and famous people who have pursued
Landlocks in Grand Lake Stream. For a
stream that is only 2.75 miles long from the dam on
In Grand Lake Stream it can be very different. Comprehensive creel surveys of GLS are done every year by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife interns. The annual catch varies from 1,200 to 1,950 legal salmon; and most (88 percent) are released. Legal minimum size is 14” but 18- to 19-inch salmon are common. Many of the GLS anglers also fish streamers. Dennis doesn’t care to fish streamers for GLS Landlocks, preferring the floating fly and presents at length what he has found to be “the most outstanding opportunities to fish the floating fly on GLS.” He then outlines the ecology of the most important organisms in GLS. The GLS Landlocks eat bugs and lots of them.
“signature insect” on GLS creates what Dennis calls
fishing.” This small net-spinning,
16 caddis, Hydropsyche morosa, thrives on the plankton soup that flows
woven together a book that he intends “will enhance not just your
your overall enjoyment and appreciation of the river.” If you are interested in Landlocked salmon
fishing, or in
The book is available at www.glssalmon.com at $60. If you are not at home in cyberspace you can get it from Dennis LaBare directly at:
In summer (after May 15) and in winter (after November 1)
RR1 Box 97A HC 62 Box34
207 796 5358 304 358 3154
Dennis told me that he would be happy to take phone calls from Anglers’ Club members who would like current information or recommendations on trip planning to fish the GLS. Also he would take pleasure in greeting Club members to show them around, sign their books, or to provide what assistance he can.
A unique look at Grand Lake Stream
Thursday, November 1, 2007 - Bangor Daily News
Nestled in the woods of Washington County, Grand Lake Stream is a village you don’t find by accident … unless, that is, the "accident" involves taking a wrong turn off unpaved Stud Mill Road while looking for some outdoor fun.
Because of its seclusion, Grand Lake Stream has long enjoyed a special status among those looking for a place to kick back, fish a bit, and relax.
Baseball great Ted Williams went there regularly. So did broadcaster Curt Gowdy. Legendary angler and writer A.J. McClane knew all about Grand Lake Stream. Burt Lahr, who played the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz, also visited.
Ask anyone who’s spent a bit of time in the town, and they’ll agree to a single point: It’s a special place.
Thanks to Dennis LaBare, you can learn a lot more about Grand Lake Stream, from the point of view of a fisherman and trained stream ecologist.
After several years of work, LaBare has released "Tagewahnahn, The Landlocked Salmon at Grand Lake Stream," which was produced by Tilbury House Publishers in Gardiner.
And while the landlocked salmon certainly get their due, the book has something to offer everyone with an interest in fishing or the town known in many circles as "GLS."
LaBare, who lives part of the year in Grand Lake Stream at Big Lake, and part of the year in West Virginia, said he’s not sure when he decided to write a book, but figures it was sometime after he had a conversation with Kurt Cressey, the proprietor of the Pine Tree Store.
"I’m sitting in there, talking to Kurt, and I’m just [taking pictures and studying] bugs," said LaBare, who has done countless stream-monitoring studies over the years. "I was taking pictures with my old-time camera equipment. I’m talking to him, and he looks at me and says, ‘What are you doing? Writing a book?’ I guess that must have started some little wheels turning in the back of my head somewhere."
Luckily for readers, those wheels kept turning.
Tagewahnahn — the aboriginal Passamaquoddy name for the landlocked salmon — is an ambitious project that is part textbook, part fishing guidebook, and part history lesson, in a 216-page hardcover edition.
Each of the pieces of the book flows well into the next — as any book centering on a stream likely should — and the photography is often spectacular.
The 54-year-old LaBare said being retired, and having some knowledge about both science and the area, allowed him to do something nobody really had done in recent years.
"I’m not a writer. I’m not a historical researcher. I’m just a guy who came to be attached to this place, and had an educational background that lent itself to many of the topics, technically," LaBare said. "But as much as anything else, I had time."
The book is divided into six parts, and each may appeal to a separate group of readers.
If you’re interested in the nuts-and-bolts science involving landlocked salmon and the hatchery operation in GLS, you’ll find those in chapters one and three.
If you want to know more about where to fish, head to chapter two.
The dam that separates Grand Lake Stream from West Grand Lake merits its own chapter, as do the insect life that’s found in the stream, and the rich history of the town and its sporting camps.
LaBare received plenty of photos from local residents to beef up the chapter on the town’s history, and relied heavily on experts in the more scientific portions of the book.
He credits the professionals he interviewed for their help in providing a clear picture of fisheries and hatchery management in the book.
And his methods illustrate just how determined LaBare was to get everything right.
"I went down to Jonesboro and was able to get all three [Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife biologists] in a room with a tape recorder for six hours," LaBare said.
Those interviews were followed by countless e-mails, he said, and regional fisheries staff got to review his text before it was published.
LaBare first came to Grand Lake Stream when he was a young boy, worked at an uncle’s sporting camp beginning when he was 14, and kept coming back as often as he could.
In 2002, he retired and moved to Big Lake on a part-time basis.
"I just fell in love with the place," LaBare said.
When reading Tagewahnahn, that passion is obvious. From the breathtaking cover painting by Arthur Taylor to the final page, the book offers something for everybody, and makes it easy to escape — in one’s minds-eye, at least — to this picturesque little Maine village.
LaBare said the decision to write the book, and to divide 25 percent of the proceeds, after taxes, between the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society and the Maine Chapter of Trout Unlimited was an easy one.
"Everything that we have gotten here, as an experience, as a place to be and enjoy, the relationship with the people, the resource, the land — we got it all for free," LaBare said. "I really wanted to put something back. It seemed right."
If you’re interested in getting your hands on LaBare’s book, you shouldn’t wait long: Only 1,000 copies were published. You can find out more at www.glssalmon.com.
John Holyoke can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 990-8214 or 1-800-310-8600.
Short Strikes - North Woods Sporting Journal
Column for: August, 2007
Tagewahnahn - The Landlocked Salmon At Grand Lake Stream
by Dennis LaBare
When fly-fishermen visit their preferred haunts, they focus on fish and insects. That's usually enough. Like casual patrons at a favorite restaurant, most of us are satisfied just to partake. We have no burning desire to see what goes on "in the kitchen," behind the scenes, in fisheries management. But Dennis LaBare is not a casual angler. He is a passionate fly-fisherman, and a stream ecologist with a long track record of accomplishments, including Trout Unlimited's highest conservation award for a volunteer. He is also an unabashed advocate of Grand Lake Stream, Maine's premier river fishery for landlocked salmon.
Tagewahnahn - The Landlocked Salmon At Grand Lake Stream - (hardcover, 232 pages, $60.00) includes the reminiscing and sentiment expected from an angler who has loved a river and its environs for over forty years. Grand Lake Stream is the river of Dennis LaBare's boyhood, where he fished with his father, and it retains its magic as the "river of his heart." The author reverently describes the sometimes ethereal experience of fly-fishing for landlocked salmon there, but that's only a small part of this book.
The core of Tagewahnahn is an applied science success story -- the evolution of landlocked salmon management at Grand Lake Stream, from what it was a century ago to what it is now. Let's enjoy the magic the author says, but let me also show you how it is done. Tagewahnahn - The Landlocked Salmon At Grand Lake Stream is a detailed dissection of what makes this venerable Maine fishery tick. This book is rich in historical perspective. It includes "who's who" in the history of Grand Lake Stream fisheries management, and stories about famous and infamous characters who have fished there.
In his insightful foreword, John Randolph, the Editor/Publisher of Fly Fisherman magazine points out that (Tagewahnahn) "is a story that needed telling for it is unique in American lake/stream management history, for it marks the transition of "wild rivers" to man-enhanced fisheries, the transition from true wilderness to "commodification" of natural resources to serve new social needs." This book will have special appeal to anyone who ever fly-fished for landlocked salmon, as well as anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of progressive, cold water fisheries management.
Tagewahnahn is beautifully produced, with compelling photography. The artistry is a praiseworthy compliment to the content. If you've ever fished for landlocked salmon at Grand Lake Stream, embellish the experience -- read this book. If you've never fished there, this book is an appealing invitation.The author chronicles the Grand Lake Stream hatches, tells us how to wade certain pools, even where to park.
Some of the proceeds from the sale of Tagewahnahn will go to support the Grand Lake Stream Historical Society. It is available from the author - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-796-5358 (June thru October) or 304-358-3154 (November thru May).
Jack Gagnon lives in Lakeville, Maine. He has written for a number of sporting publications and is a member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association.
Book Corner - The Maine Sportsman
When Dennis LaBare was writing Tagewahnahn with the subtitle The Landlocked Salmon at Grand Lake Stream, he mentioned the project several times on Fly Fishing in Maine, an Internet bulletin board. Many of us saw this and awaited LaBare’s book with great anticipation.
For anyone paying attention, it was obvious that this skilled fly rodder, entomologist and historian was working on a labor of love about his home river. This book reviewer just knew Tagewahnahn would be a jewel.
In short, LaBare wasn’t a commercial writer trying to make a buck, but rather, a man interested in chronicling a water that means the world to him. The result shows this dedication.
LaBare breaks the book into seven parts and an epilogue, beginning with a study of landlocked salmon, this species origins and distribution, spawning and so forth – a rather complete natural history of landlocked Salmo salar. LaBare then goes into a history of Grand Lake Stream and information on its characteristics and pool names, a chapter on the history of the hatchery complete with a photo essay of fall egg capture, history of the dam, a great chapter on GLS’s insect hatches and a summary of the media, celebrities, local personalities, etc. of the river.
This reviewer absolutely loved the chapter about celebrities who have gone to Grand Lake Stream – everyone from John W. Randolph to Don Zahner to you name a big-time fishing writer from the 20th century. Most of ‘em were there.
This last chapter before the epilogue is entertaining to the core and tells of a time when Maine attracted all the big-name outdoors people in the – well – in the world. Sometimes, folks criticize Maine for not keeping its standing as the place to go, but in a way, Maine didn’t lose its quality so much as more wilderness areas of the world developed tourism meccas that this state could no longer compete with in a global market.
LaBare’s book has lots of historical data that show Maine might have had a few bigger salmon in the near to distant past, but overall, the size of the fish have changed little.
Tagewahnahn includes figures from Charles Atkins’ Commissioner’s Report of 1877 – an intriguing tidbit of information that included 235-male and 343-female landlocks. In 1877, the average length and weight of male salmon were 16.8 inches and 1.8 pounds respectively and of females were 16.1 inches and 1.9 pounds. In this report, the longest salmon was 22 inches and heaviest was 3.7 pounds! (There wasn’t a 4-pounder in the 578 landlocks.) The shortest salmon was 13 inches and lightest adult 1.1 pounds. Stats like this fill this book and illustrate that the good old days might be here and now.
LaBare has lots of personal little touches in the book that’ll touch a memory, and one for me was his reference to Fly Fisherman magazine. When this publication first hit newsstands in the late 1960s, most of us baby boomers can remember where we were and what we were doing the second we saw it. (It’s like asking people what they were doing when John Kennedy was shot.) LaBare’s dad brought home the second issue, and he remembers the moment. Like Dennis, my initial introduction also came with the second issue, which I bought at a bookstore in downtown Orono in 1969.
Ah…the memories…and Tagewahnahn will generate plenty. (Ken Allen)
Outdoors for Sunday 08/03/08 Sentinel by Bill Ferris
For those hazy, hot and humid afternoons and summer rains showers I try to keep a book or two on a table near the window wall overlooking our meadow. I can sit in the old rocking chair and listen to the rain and while away a lazy afternoon. On sunny days I keep a chair under the big pear tree in the side yard where I can catch the breezes and still hide from the brightest sun.
My friend Phil has a philosophy that he would rather read hunting books in the summer heat and fishing books in the dead of winter. It doesn’t matter to me. I can read either but in some cases actually prefer reading fishing books.
I understand John Gierach has a new book out but I haven’t seen it yet. As with all Gierach books I enjoy reading them but don’t necessarily need to own them. Instead I visit the Public Library and have them order it for me, donating the cover price as a contribution, then putting my name as the top of the list for those, who want to read it.
While waiting, my friend suggested I read Dennis LaBare’s book. Dennis helped establish the Falling Springs Greenway, which along with the Falling Springs Chapter of Trout Unlimited and local landowners protect the little spring creek. As an aquatic biologist he spent his career in the environmental field and now spends spring and summers at a camp on Grand Lake Stream and winters In West Virginia, where he fishes landlocked Atlantic salmon and catches the woodcock flight before coming south to hunt ruffed grouse.
Tagewahnahn, the salmon of Grand Lake Stream is an excellent blend of history, community, science and reminiscence of a lifetime spend first as a child, then later as a summer resident fishing along Grand Lake Stream and its Salmon, fly hatches and long time residents.
Northern Maine has always been a blend of forestry, hydroelectric dams and summer camps, where summer visitors spend their vacations fishing and basking in pure waters, mostly cool evenings and comfortably relaxed days.
As I began reading his book, I wondered, if it would be the kind of book I could review for residents of central Pennsylvania, where our fishing opportunities spoil us. As I found more hot and humid days to hide myself in the shade, I discovered the need for those of use who want better fisheries to read this book. It’s not only a blend of science, but it’s also a road map to keeping what is and has been cherished for generations.
A mixture of hatchery stocking, balanced with the available rainbow smelt forage base, while not neglecting naturally spawning landlocked salmon, Dennis gives us an insight into the real balancing act of keeping everyone happy, while protecting the ecological balance.
His insect study is worth the price of the book and the rest is simply a bonus. I don’t know where you might acquire a copy but a good place to start is e-mailing Dennis at email@example.com or phoning him at 207-796-5358.
Gone Fishing - Down East Magazine
Dennis Labare’s Tagewahnahn: The Landlocked Salmon at Grand Lake Stream (www.glssalmon.com; hardcover; 216 pages; $65) is definitely a love letter. The question is: to what? In a narrow sense the book is a paean to a specific river (a mere 2.75 miles long) that flows from West Grand Lake into Big Lake in the wilds of easternmost Maine. But it’s also a tribute to the historic and enchanting village of Grand Lake Stream itself. More broadly, LaBare celebrates a vanishing way of life — of fishing guides and famous “sports” like Ted Williams and Buffalo Bob Smith journeying into the North Woods with fly rods in hand. Ultimately, though, Tagewahnahn is probably best described as an ode to a fish.
Not just any fish, though. Grand Lake Stream achieved its fame by being one of the best places in the world to fly fish for Salmo salar sebago — landlocked salmon and Maine’s official state fish. The word Tagewahnahn is the Passamaquoddy Indian name for salmon, and as LaBare explains, the river once teemed with them. Then in the 19th Century logging and other man-made modifications played havoc with the salmon’s habitat. LaBare tells the story of how fisheries biologists have worked ever since to make Grand Lake Stream one of North America’s premier angling destinations.
If ever a book of science could be called deeply personal, it’s Tagewahnahn (and yes, the name is a mouthful). Dennis LaBare is an experienced environmental scientist and stream ecologist. Plus, he has the advantage of having spent his boyhood summers in Grand Lake Stream, roaming every inch of the river and soaking up stories of river drives and legendary Registered Maine Guides. LaBare’s own history — and outright obsession with fly-fishing — accounts for his book’s encyclopedic quality. Tagewahnahn ranges from highly technical information about fish hatcheries management (Sample sentence: “Eggs are checked for size to calibrate the volumetric ‘pig trough.’”) to pictures of Grand Lake Stream’s esteemed visitors (Bert Lahr, the Cowardly Lion, once made a stopover). It offers detailed advice for the angler about which bugs hatch when and which flies to use where. (The map of the river is worth the price alone). And it shines a spotlight on everyone from the owners of the local store to unsung biologists who have worked behind the scene to create great fishing memories for thousands of visitors. Literally, by the time I finished Tagewahnahn, I couldn’t imagine what more there was to say about either landlocked salmon or Grand Lake Stream, river and village. The word definitive here is truly an understatement.
LaBare’s grand ambition and all-consuming enthusiasm might lead some to worry about the book’s readability, but in fact he is a fluid writer, especially when he moves away from the scientific jargon. And I would be remiss if I didn’t praise Tagewahnahn’s illustrations and layout. This book was beautifully designed by Geraldine Milham: a model for publishers everywhere.
Who should read this book? Habituees of Grand Lake Stream certainly and professional fisheries biologists. Fly fishers will learn just about all they need to know to catch landlocks here or anywhere else. But I suspect there is a broader audience of people who would find this macroscopic look at a Maine village fascinating for its own sake. As I read along, I found myself wishing that similar encyclopedias existed for other unique Maine communities. Monhegan comes to mind, with lobsters playing the role of salmon.
In the end you can’t help but be won over by LaBare’s passion. “For all who love this river, this place,” he writes in his epilogue, “for each of us there is a special something — that scent of pine, loons in the night, wood smoke, the roar of the falls, waves on the shore — that no matter where we are, when we experience them in our mind’s eye, we are transported here, and it’s always about ‘getting back.’”
I recognize the emotion, and I bet you do, too.
Paul Doiron is a fly-fisher and editor-in-chief of Down East magazine
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Tagewahnahn by Dennis LaBare
Self-published, 2007, 216 pages, hardbound. Winter - (304) 358-3154. Summer - 207-796-5358
Tagewahnahn (pronounced tag-a-wa-non) is native American for landlocked Atlantic salmon. Author Dennis LaBare, a native of Maryland and a lifetime summer resident of Grand Lake Stream (GLS) in Maine, chose the name to convey the historic imprint of the salmon on the region’s people and the fish’s place in a unique lake/stream ecology.
With a professional background in stream ecology and management, LaBare is well qualified to research and tell this story. His lifelong experience and research with the Maine fisheries biologists, who have restored and preserved the GLS strain of landlocked salmon, helped to make this decade-long research and writing effort possible. But in the end it was a labor of love, the telling of a story that involved the people of Grand Lake Stream, professionals, guides, families, and the fly-fishing celebrities who came to the river for its beauty and its dancing salmon.
This is a technical book that explains how Maine biologists used modern stream fisheries management techniques, including hatcheries and stocking, to preserve and recover a strain of landlocked salmon that had been severely depleted due to logging and dam building through the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It portrays a special affection that the people of Maine and of Grand Lake Stream had for their river and how they used that affection to re-create their river in the past five decades to preserve its living spirit, Tagewahnahn.
This book has a unique importance in American fisheries history: It documents the industrial opening and closing of an American wilderness and the effects it had on a wilderness river and its fish and the successful recreation of that river in a modern, settled, environment. The book offers clear evidence to us that rivers can be destroyed by man and re-created by man, as boutique re-creations of wildernesslike gems where heritage fish survive and thrive and are appreciated, and even worshipped, by the people who enjoy them, especially the fly fishers and stream professionals (guides and biologists) who fight for the programs that assure fish survival.
Tagewahnahn is a blueprint for stream preservations and restorations across the U.S. and especially in the Northwest, where salmon and steelhead extinctions are imminent.