Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Secrets of Yellowstone...

Several months back, I got a call from Nate Schweber--a freelance writer from Ma-zoo-lah, Mont., and the owner of a brand new writing contract to do a fly fishing book on Yellowstone National Park.

Nate's charge was to find a handful of fly fishing experts (why he called me, I'll never know) and get them to spill the beans about their favorite fly fishing destinations inside the park. We chatted for a bit, and I finally relented, relaying a completely true--swear to God--story about fishing a little tributary to Shoshone Lake called DeLacy Creek.

Nate relays the tale quite accurately in his new book, "Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park: 50 Best Places," so I won't share it here, other than to say that it was one of the more memorable moments of my fly fishing life, and I was probably closer to getting clobbered by a cow moose than I knew at the time, or would care to admit even now.

If you're a fan of Yellowstone--or if you've never been there, but hope to visit one day--you'll love Nate's book. It comes with my highest recommendation (good luck with that, Nate).


  1. Thanks Chris. I love reading about Yellowstone even if I haven't been there yet. I'd buy it just to read your story.

    1. Thanks Howard... you'll enjoy it. And when you DO finally get up this way, I'd love to show you around. In fact, consider the guest room open!