Fishing the park: Nate Schweber tells all

Aug 17, 2012 | Events

Elk River Books welcomes Missoula native Nate Schweber who will read from his new book, Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park, an Insider’s Guide to the 50 Best Places, on Tuesday, September 4 at 7 p.m.

“Yellowstone is the only place on the planet where you can fish in areas that boast fantastic wildlife watching, geysers and other geothermal phenomena, and fascinating Western history,” according to the book jacket. Schweber hits the park’s famous rivers—the Firehole and Madison—as well as its lesser-known and inaccessible spots, including the southeast arm of Yellowstone Lake and its feeder streams.

Schweber interviewed more than a hundred people, including local writers Tom McGuane and Doug Peacock, ranger Shelton Johnson, former Vice President Dick Cheney and President Jimmy Carter, each telling him “the stories behind their favorite spots in the park.” The book includes a social, cultural and ecological history of trout and fishing in the park.

Schweber cut his teeth as a high school student writing for the weekly Missoula Independent (where he was affectionately known as “Schwebie”), and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. He freelances regularly for the New York Times, and his work has been published in Rolling Stone, the Village Voice and Time magazine among others. He is the lead singer for the band the New Heathens, and co-author of the book, Indiana Breweries.

The reading is free, will be followed by a signing.


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