The waters in the United States that grow extremely large trout have for many years been closely guarded, and the techniques for catching these large fish were only known by a select group of die hard anglers. This bucket list of top destinations in the US for trophy trout features interviews with expert guides and fly designers, stunning images, and essential where-to and timing information to increase your chances of success. Landon Mayer and others describe in detail how to hunt giants from Alaska to Maine, revealing what makes each fish and fishery unique; including over 30 distinct patterns and recipes for tying them. With essential advice and tips from top anglers such as Dave Whitlock, Pat Dorsey, Blane Chocklette, Tommy Lynch, Nanci Morris Lyon, Arlo Townsend, Chad Johnson, and many more.
Landon Mayer is a fly-fishing instructor, guide, and writer with nearly two decades of experience. He is a contributing writer for Fly Fisherman and High Country Angler, and his contributions have also been featured in Field & Stream, Fly Rod & Reel, American Angler, and Fly Fisherman magazines. Landon’s previous books include Sight Fishing for Trout, Colorado’s Best Fly Fishing,101 Trout Tips, and How to Catch the Biggest Trout of Your Life. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.