Samuel Snyder is the John Daniels Fellow at the National Sporting Library in Middleburg, Virginia. You can read his daily musings on fly fishing history at his Web site, www.HeadwatersofHistory.com.
Review: "An Entirely Synthetic Fish"
MANY FLY FISHERS cut their teeth on rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Therefore, to read a new history of that fish is both intriguing and unnerving, particularly when the author calls those fish “entirely synthetic.” But Anders Halverson’s An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World (Yale University Press...