Did you guys ever get around to reading The Alaska Chronicles? For some reason I never did until this week. Now I feel like an idiot; Mile Nolte’s book is awesome. It pooossssibly could have used one more edit to clean up some of the tense shifts but in terms of raw appeal and interesting-ness, I feel like this book will eventually attain Jack Kerouac-level cult importance in fly fishing.
I read it a couple years ago, and loved it. It’s probably about time for me to re-read it. I actually enjoyed the slightly ‘unpolished’ style of the book that you mentioned because it seemed to add to the rawness and authenticity of the stories. I’m not sure if that was Nolte’s intention (he is obviously an outstanding writer), but regardless, it worked for me.
GREAT book….the first evening I started reading the book when I crawled into bed and ended up staying up for an additional two hours reading. His articles in Gray’s are the first I read in each new issue. I definitely gained a new respect for remote fly guides after reading the book.