Fly Fishing Under the Nose of the Supreme Leader

Scott Bowen reviews  A Bridge To FUBAR: Long Walks and Nice Casts in North Korea 2006-2011, the story of how a an elite Special Forces LRS team managed to explore and map undiscovered North Korean blue-ribbon trout streams—all while surveilling secret military installations.  What inspired the extra duty?  The excitement of landing some of the hardest-fighting salmonids yet discovered: team members double-hauled “heavy mouse pattern[s] to the dragon trout, so named for their great size, dark coloration, long barbells, and dorsal fin with its single venomous spine.”

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