San Francisco: The San Francisco Examiner Division of The Hearst Corporation, 1977. First Edition. Chatham's second book, a guide to fly fishing striped bass in California. A superb association copy, inscribed to long-time friend and fellow Montanan William Hjortsberg (1941-2017), a central figure in the coterie of Montana authors that included Chatham, McGuane, Jim Harrison, Richard Brautigan, Tim Cahill, Peter Bowen, and others. Item #5105
First Printing, a trade paperback original. Octavo (21.25cm); pictorial card wrappers; ,8-96pp; illus. Inscribed by Chatham on the half-title page to fellow Montana author, screenwriter, and outdoorsman William "Gatz" Hjortsberg: "For Gatz / Boulder River / June 27 / Russell Chatham / Deep Creek / 1985." Trivial wear to extremities, gentle sunning to spine, else Near Fine.