Bugwater is that soggy place inhabited by creepy, crawly, hopping, flying, wriggling creatures we call, if imprecisely, bugs. Organized around the seasons, BugWater follows the bugs and the trout through their life cycles from spring through winter. Thomason's stunningly striking photos and fascinating narratives show off the bugs up close, in amazing detail. With the author's insights as both a scientist and fly fisher and his expertise as a photographer, this book delivers solid content all fly fishers can learn from.
With a doctorate in biochemistry, Arlen Thomason built a career as a molecular biologist in biomedical research. Arlen provided photographs for Jeff Morgan's book Productive Trout Flies for Unorthodox Prey: The Oddballs, and his photos have appeared in fly-fishing magazines and web sites. He lives in Walterville along Oregon's McKenzie River.