About The Book: Don’t let the title fool you. Matthew Dickerson’s most recent book is almost entirely about his experiences as an Artist-in-Residence here in Glacier National Park. His well-crafted prose narrative takes readers along as he casts about, quite literally, in search of native cutthroat trout. Walk along as he fishes Snyder Creek, Avalanche Lake, Hidden Lake and the Flathead River while weaving an important scientific narrative about the importance of species protection.
In the midst of the lovingly described wild and scenic beauty of these places, readers will learn about the science, history, conservation, and restoration of an important native fish—cutthroat trout—and the habitats where they live, while enjoying stories of the pursuit of those fish with both a fly rod and a camera. The book is well-informed by science as well as careful observation, and conveys both the passion and knowledge of the author.
Author Matthew Dickerson was a 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Glacier National Park, invited to that residence specifically to learn and write about cutthroat trout. He is donating his proceeds from the sale of the book to the Glacier National Park Conservancy, with his publisher matching his royalty contribution!
Watch the Zoom book club discussion with author Matthew Dickerson here.