Magazine article American Forests

New Books and Videos -- Three Men, Three Rivers Directed by Mike Gurnett

Magazine article American Forests

New Books and Videos -- Three Men, Three Rivers Directed by Mike Gurnett

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THREE MEN, THREE RIVERS, video directed by Mike Gurnett. Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Distributed by Montana State Parks & Wildlife Interpretive Association, P.O. Box 9211, Helena, MT 59604. 1994. 30 minutes. $24.95, plus $3.55 postage and handling.

This half-hour paean to the glories of wild rivers and wild trout is presented in the form of a Holy Trinity of its finest examples: the inter-mountain West's Madison, Big Hole, and Yellowstone. Each is seen through the eyes of perhaps its staunchest champion.

George Grant is a railroader who lost his job and went fishing--and tying flies and guiding anglers on the superb Big Hole. The river wells up in the Bitterroot Mountains, runs past the town of Wisdom, and has tutored generations of trouters--with Grant's help.

Bud Lily is to the Madison River what Grant is to Big Hole. A guide and fly-shop owner for 35 years, Lily has spent much of his life campaigning for special regulations--including catch-and-release laws--to sustain the Madison's matchless fishing. …

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