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Old 04-02-2018, 03:58 PM
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Hi there being a new fly fisherman I was advised to pick me up a copy of this book. Sure seems hard to find as its no longer printed. Does anyone have a pretty good copy of this book they would be willing to sell me?
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Old 04-02-2018, 05:41 PM
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comes out every may i think. wait a little longer
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Old 04-02-2018, 06:01 PM
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Not this one. It has been done for a few years now. Commands a premium price too. If you find one somebody is willing to part with be prepared to pay.


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Old 04-02-2018, 07:14 PM
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comes out every may i think. wait a little longer
You are thinking 'Barry Mitchell's Alberta Fishing Guide'
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:41 PM
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Funny Story about this book.
A buddy of mine ended up finding a copy in the book section at Bass Pro Shops. He was just getting into fly fishing, and he came over and showed me. Then asked, "I found this book called "Barry Mitchell's Trout Highway, Is this a good book?" I asked him how much he paid, in which he showed me, it cost $30. I immediately offered him $100. Which he then became suspicious of, and searched online and laughed. He told me he'd sell me the book for $150, and I had to teach him to fly fish.
Long story short, I now own this book. I am currently in the middle of re-reading.
Definitely worth every penny, if you can find a copy. If I ever do find a second copy, I will not be like my buddy.
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Old 04-02-2018, 10:51 PM
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I tried to read it.
Couldn't do it. Don't understand all the hype.
To each his own I guess.
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Old 04-03-2018, 12:38 AM
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I have never read it but you have to realize that the data in that book is now 17+ years old. Any info specific to certain waterbodies is going to be questionable at best due to how much things have changed during this time. Lots of people do speak highly about it though so might be worth a look, just take the info with a grain of salt.

Upon a quick search I found that Calgary central library has a copy for in library use only. Might be your best bet to at least go take a look through it and figure out if it is something actually worth trying to find your own copy of.
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Old 05-05-2018, 10:42 AM
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I tried to read it.
Couldn't do it. Don't understand all the hype.
To each his own I guess.
Same. Bought it read part of it and realized it wasn't anything I didn't know and filed it somewhere. Should have paid attention to where I put it I guess.
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Old 03-28-2019, 05:14 AM
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Sorry for digging up old threads, I stumbled across this. Iím glad to see people enjoyed Barryís book, oddly Iíve never read it even thou I think I have 3 of them all autographed P.S I will never sell them sorry! I have the pleasure of living next door to Barry and his wife. I miss him, we had lots of talks over the fence. My son from the time he could talk would chat with Barry thru the fence, Barry would always stop and chat. Our only regrets was Barry had planned on taking him fishing but sadly became too sick and it just never came about!

He was a Great man!
And a Great neighbour!


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Old 04-04-2019, 08:42 PM
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ive had one for 2 years...just opened it up....lol...maybe ill read some of it one day....lol
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Old 04-04-2019, 11:50 PM
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If anyone is still looking for a copy there is one currently in the buy and sell forum for a mere $250 LOL
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