Many fishermen will acknowledge that the brown trout (Salmo trutta) and the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) are the world’s most intriguing, beautiful and noble fish. Having evolved nearly fifty million years ago in the Eocene epoch, these two species are close genetic cousins and descendants that can be found in oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams across the entire world. The Brown Trout-Atlantic Salmon Nexus is a complete historical, scientific, artistic, culinary, and practical guide to understanding and appreciating these remarkable fish.
Veteran author, guide, and adventurist Matthew Supinski first highlights the evolution and history of the brown trout, from its origins in Europe and the Eastern Hemisphere, to its first North American transplanting in 1883, to its spread across the globe. He then dives into the scientific and angling brilliance of the brown trout/Atlantic salmon lineage praising the two species’ remarkable adaptability and resilience. And finally, chapters on fly-fishing tactics, fly patterns, artistic appreciation, and culinary/foraging opportunities where they are found throughout the world, will give readers all the information they need to catch, admire and appreciate this magnificent piscatorial legacy.
With more than 150 stunning photos, The Brown Trout-Atlantic Salmon Salmo Nexus is a must-have for every passionate fisherman, admirer, artist and culinary naturalist connoisseur to enjoy.