Fishing the Skykomish River

One of the photos in yesterday’s postcard folder showed fly fishing on the Skykomish River. This was an important enough activity that Great Northern devoted a whole booklet to it in 1909.

Click image to download an 26.8-MB PDF of this 16-page booklet.

In addition to several pages of photos, the booklet includes eight pages of text lauding fly fishing on the river, which I suppose could be appreciated by anyone who is a fly fisherman. It also has three pages describing resorts on the river, in the Cascade Mountains, and around Lake Chelan. This booklet is from the Northwest Collection of the Spokane Public Library.


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