about the book

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 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, consultant and adventurer 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 two hundred stunning photos, The Brown Trout-Atlantic Salmon Nexus is a must-have for every passionate fisherman, admirer, artist, and culinary naturalist connoisseur to enjoy.

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about the author

Matthew Supinski owns and operates Gray Drake and Trout & Eagles lodges (www.graydrake.com) in Newaygo, Michigan. he has published hundreds of articles in leading angling magazines, including Fly Fisherman, Field and Stream, Outdoor Life, Fly Rod & Reel, American Angler, Fly Fish America, and Eastern Fly Fishing. His work has also appeared in Forbes, Men’s Journal, Outside, Gourmet, and Food & Wine. Supinski is the author of River Journal: Pere Marquette, Selectivity: The Theory & Method of Fly Fishing for Fussy Trout, Salmon & Steelhead, Steelhead Dreams and Steelhead Dreams: 10 Year Anniversary Edition, and Orvis Guide to Great Lakes Salmon and Steelhead. He lives in Newaygo, Michigan.



“This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to truly understand the fish we love to hunt. Matt’s unique writing style keeps a subject that could otherwise be pretty boring, interesting and fun to absorb. From tales of his childhood in Poland to the anecdotal tales of the trout, and the endless amount of intense historical data he has compiled. This book will definitely keep you interested and learning.”

- KELLY GALLOUP, author of Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout and editor-at-large of Fly Fisherman


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