Fly Fishers of the Bitterroot is pleased to host Sean Gallagher as our speaker for October 3, 2017 at 7 PM at BJ’s Restaurant in Hamilton, MT.
Sean's digital slide show includes a number of never published photos mixed with images from WILD STEELHEAD and steelhead country. All of them have a story. “This is a book of experiences. It is about the lure, the lore, the tradition, the culture that has evolved around—and most of all the characters I have met while pursuing steelhead throughout the last 50 years.” Join us and take a look behind the scenes at the making of the largest ( two volume) steelhead book ever published.
Sean has a memorable connection to Montana besides special friendships. His grandfather, an avid trout fisherman, was born and raised in Montana. During the early 1960s he tutored Sean in all things trout, including the art of fly casting.
WILD STEELHEAD review quotes:
“ Once in a while a book comes along that so resonates as to change the way you view things. Wild Steelhead is such a book. It makes me remember why I became a steelheader, and reconnects me with all those things that are elemental to my steelheading experience. I have not had an angling book get under my skin in this way since Trey Combs’s Steelhead Fly Fishing. It really is that good...
Some books really don’t require much patience—the good stuff will jump right out at you because there isn’t much of it. Wild Steelhead isn’t like that. It is a book to cover slowly, with patience and care, preferably accompanied by a good single malt...
“If Wild Steelhead is the final work to come out of the greatest era of the literature of steelhead fly fishing that began with Trey Combs's Steelhead Fly Fishing, Combs's and Gallagher's works are the bookends...”
Is it worth 150 bucks? Every penny.”
Dana Sturn, Spey Pages
“It is not much of an exaggeration, if any, to state that these two volumes represent the greatest collection of steelhead photographs, techniques and lore ever compiled in one place...”
Western Washington University (Special Collections Library)