In prose as crystal clear as a trout stream, Robert Behnke explains the subtleties of trout and charr variation that have perplexed me for decades. Why do fish that are called by the same name differ so much from one part of the country to another? Sometimes, they even differ from one brook, stream, or river to another! And, what happened to the really big fish we have all heard the "old timers" talk about? Are these tales just fish stories or did those big fish really exist? And, if they did, what happened..
The book entitled About Trout by Robert J. Behnke is very well-written and is a joy to read. The author has incredible knowledge of the many species of trout and salmon in the USA and other countries, and he obviously loves both the science and esthetics of his field. Each essay--there are about forty--on a particular species of fish is accompanied by a beautiful illustration in color. One example tells about the Greenback Cutthroat trout, reasons for its decline, and successful efforts to reverse its s..