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Old 02-17-2020, 03:11 PM
aiceeslater aiceeslater is offline
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Default Just read Barry Mitchell’s ‘Trout Highway’

Wondering what people’s thoughts are on this book. In my opinion it lived up to the hype. I was able to borrow it off a fishing buddy. Barry talks in the book about taking some crap for giving up so much good information and this was before the age of social media and hot spotting the way it goes on today. Barry was an interesting guy and I’ve heard stories about people running into his son down the trunk road in some areas I frequent... Pretty cool.

I loved the book and gained some valuable insight on rivers I fish regularly, as well as some I’ve overlooked and others I’ll look forward to getting to one day. I’m not sure this type of thing would be as well received if someone wrote it today.

I read this book on a plane and an older gentleman sitting beside my wife noticed what I was reading. “I have that book” he mentioned to her. I didn’t think anything of it until we switched spots so she could have a shift between our busy young boys. When it was my turn to sit beside him, I got to chatting with this guy and asked what he thought of the book. “Never read it” he said. “Are you a fly fisherman?” I asked. “Nope”
“Ever fish the trunk road”

I made the mistake of mentioning people get upwards of a couple hundred bucks for this book on Kijiji before trying to talking him into selling me his copy. He took mercy on me and I’m meeting up with him on Thursday. $60. Done deal.

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about fishing a lot and looking forward to spring. Please come soon.

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Old 02-17-2020, 03:41 PM
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owlhoot owlhoot is offline
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I have just read a couple his Alberta Fishing Guide magazines but I see the book on Amazon. $116 for a used copy and $1,420 for a new one so you did OK.
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Old 02-17-2020, 05:39 PM
Jayhad Jayhad is offline
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Originally Posted by owlhoot View Post
I have just read a couple his Alberta Fishing Guide magazines but I see the book on Amazon. $116 for a used copy and $1,420 for a new one so you did OK.
Online sales typically reflect what the market will pay, I want to meet the angler that spends $1420 on this book. I would think it would be a local purchasing, but dang you can buy a fair amount of gas and note pads to explore the Trout Highway yourself.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:20 PM
saskbooknut saskbooknut is offline
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Asking price is not selling price.
Asking above a thousand is a "hoper", when few or none other are offered online.
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Old 02-18-2020, 08:26 PM
Okotoks584 Okotoks584 is offline
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Default Great book

I really enjoyed this book and it had good advice and humorous stories. I like to collect fly fishing books and have 5 copies of this and in my collection. wife says hoarder, I say collector
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Old 02-19-2020, 09:16 AM
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Default Book

If anyone has a copy they would like to sell, PM me please.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:52 PM
New2Elk New2Elk is offline
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I saw that one was for sale on Kijiji for $20 today. It sold immediately, no chance there.
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Old 02-22-2020, 07:38 AM
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Great book. Gives a good starting point on trout waters and tactics.
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