The Fly Fisherman’s Bucket List
120+ Reel Great Places to Fish in America Before You Kick It and Tippet Over ...
by Slim Randles


144 pages 120 illustrations; 5 x 8 ISBN 978-1-943681-70-9 ($18.95pb)



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Midwest Book Review, Wisconsin Bookwatch: August 2017:
With "The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List" by Slim Randles, aspiring anglers will learn to view fly fishing as a race to see how many of the hundred-plus top places to catch fish in America that are listed in its illustrated pages before their fly fishing days are ended. There are fly fishing experts in each state steer steering the reader to their own hotspots, telling the readers when to fish and which flies work best. "The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List" is an ideal guide for fishing trips with benefit of advice and counsel from a true-outdoors person like Slim Randles -- who has packed mules in the High Sierra, competed as a roper and bulldogger in rodeo, guided hunters in Alaska and New Mexico, and drove a team in the first Iditarod Dogsled Race. Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List" will prove to be an enduringly popular resource for all dedicated fly fishing enthusiasts!




Welcome to the Great Fly Fishing Race!

With this book, you see, it’s really a race to see how many of these hundred-plus top places to catch fish in America before you starve to death, because you’re having fun instead of working. The fly fishing experts in each state steer you to their own hotspots, tell you when to fish and which flies work best. The rest is up to you. And remember, it isn’t nice to drown worms! Take this trip with a true-outdoors person: Randles has packed mules in the High Sierra, competed as a roper and bulldogger in rodeo, guided hunters in Alaska and New Mexico, and drove a team in the first Iditarod Dogsled Race. Join him for some real fun!

About the Author
Slim Randles has been a newspaperman for half a century, and has been a columnist for the largest newspapers in Alaska and New Mexico. Ten years ago he began writing a weekly column, “Home Country,” for syndication. It is currently running in over 400 papers in 45 states and has a readership of 3.1 million. In addition, his hour-long radio program, also called Home Country, is now in nationwide syndication. Randles has an outdoor background, including packing mules for eight years in the High Sierra, competing as a roper and bulldogger in rodeo (many years ago), living 12 miles from the nearest road in Alaska, guiding hunters in Alaska and New Mexico, and driving a team in the first Iditarod Dogsled Race. He made the first solo dogsled crossing of Alaska’s North Slope in 1970 for the Anchorage Daily News He is ranked in the top ten nationally in senior Olympic traditional archery and has competed internationally.
Twice nominated for Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, in 2012 Randles was presented The Rounders Award by Governor Susana Martinez, New Mexico’s lifetime achievement award for arts in the West.



BOOKS IN THE BUCKET LIST SERIES HAVE WON SEVERAL AWARDS
NEW MEXICO BUCKET LIST
Winner, Travel Book - 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
Honorable Mention, Travel Book - 2016 New Mexico Press Women
HOT AIR BALLOON BUCKET LIST
Winner, Sports/Recreation Book - 2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
Honorable Mention, Travel Book - 2016 New Mexico Press Women
COMPLETE COWBOY BUCKET LIST
Winner, Travel Book - 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
Finalist, Guides/Recreation Book - 2016 Southwest Book Design & Production Book Awards
BASIC GENEALOGY CHECKLIST
First Place, Adult Nonfiction General - 2017 NM Press Women Book Awards
SANTA FE BUCKET LIST
First Place, Adult Nonfiction Travel - 2017 NM Press Women Book Awards
Winner, First Book/Best Cover - 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
KICKING THE BUCKET LIST
Second Place, Adult Nonfiction General - 2017 NM Press Women Book Awards
SPACE BUCKET LIST
Winner, Travel Book - 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
GREEN CHILE CHEESEBURGER BUCKET LIST
Winner, Recreation Book - 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards





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