“50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish” Finalist in 2014 USA Best Book Awards


The outstanding guide book “50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish”, featuring contributions on our homewaters from Steve Dally and Ben Levin, is a finalist in the sports category of the USA Best Book Awards.

50 Best Tailwaters was compiled by Lees Ferry Angler’s Terry and Wendy Gunn and published by Stonefly Press. Read more in the Stonefly Press press release

50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish” Finalist in 2014 USA Best Book Awards

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Terry and Wendy Gunn’s “50 Best Tailwaters to Fly Fish” has been named as one of five finalists in the 2014 USA Best Book Awards in the Sports category, announced publisher Stonefly Press.

According to Jeffrey Keen, President & CEO, USA Book News, there were more than 2,000 entries in the awards competition.

The 272-page, 4-color book by the Gunns is compiled from chapters written by guides and outfitters with “boots in the water” for each of the respective tailwaters.

The book’s chapters are divided first by region, and then from south to north within each region to accommodate travel and road trips.  In addition to detailed contour maps of each tailwater, which include local roads and river access points, there are suggestions for gear, regulations, fly patterns, seasonal hatches, and wading areas.

The book also includes contact information for local fly shops, outfitters, and lodges, along with suggested restaurants, hotels, campgrounds, best bars, and emergency medical services.

Tailwaters are the cold waters released from the bottom of lakes through man-made dams used for power generation or agriculture. Tailwaters are among the some of the best, most recognized trout streams and rivers anywhere in this North America, including the Madison, Missouri, South Platte, Taneycomo, Arkansas, Upper Connecticut, Watauga and Snake Rivers, and are within easy driving distance of most fly anglers,” said Stonefly Press CEO & Publisher Robert D. Clouse