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Greg French is one of Australia's best-known fishing authors. He spends most of his time in Australia and New Zealand, but he has fished extensively in South America, North America, the British Isles, Iceland, Eastern Europe, and Mongolia. French has spent most of his life in nature-based employment: first as a wilderness guide, followed by stints as a park ranger in Tasmania's Wild Rivers National Park and a hatchery officer at the historic Salmon Ponds. He's written numerous books, including a comprehensive guide, Trout Waters of Tasmania, originally published in 1984 and last updated in 2011; Frog Call (New Holland, 2002) a work of literary nonfiction; and its companion, Artificial (New Holland, 2008). Menagerie of False Truths was published by Exisle in 2010. French also cowrote with Nick Reygaert the acclaimed documentary Hatch. In 2013, Reygaert and French produced a companion DVD, Predator, which won the Best DVD award at the 2013 IFTD tackle show in Las Vegas. He lives in Molesworth, Australia.
"Through a combination of humor, and enviable working knowledge of local and natural history, along with powers of observation honed in a lifetime of trout fishing, French conducts a casual but keen investigation into the sordid history of trout in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem." Fly Fishman Magazine "In this beautifully written memoir, Greg French fulfills an angler's dream and realizes his role in the protection of the fish he loves." -- Craig Mathews, cofounder of 1% for the Planet and owner or Blue Ribbon Flies Australian writer and legendary fisherman Greg French lays it all out for us in his new book The Imperiled Cutthroat (Patagonia, $25), where he spins an enchanting narrative of a trip to the U.S. and his first exploration of Yellowstone. Led by his captivation with cutthroat, his tale takes the reader on a beautiful trip chasing trout (and running into bears) in some of the last wild waters of Tasmania, Mongolia, and Montana. His writing seems effortless and balanced, often philosophical, with just enough humor to offset heavier themes of conservation and history. --Outside Bozeman Magazine "...an interesting read for anyone who is interested in conservational work and the protection of our beloved trout." fin-chasers.com