Illustrator: Joseph R. Tomelleri
Publisher: Scott & Nix, Inc. and Workman
A Celebration of trout!
Praise for the artistry of Joseph R. Tomelleri:
“Joseph Tomelleri is the best fish illustrator I’ve ever seen. Period.”—Gary Soucie, Audubon
“Amazing illustrations…[His] fish shimmer on the pages.” —Publishers Weekly
David Allen Sibley calls his work “stunning,” and bestselling fishing author John Geirach writes, “Tomelleri’s illustrations just have to be seen to be believed.”
The fishportraits of Joseph R. Tomelleri are one of a kind and pure pleasure for passionate anglers. Here are a dozen trout—each one’s shimmering colors, beautiful patterns, and distinctive silhouette perfectly captured down to the smallest detail. A silvery lake trout from deep waters of the Northeast. A tiny glacial relict, the Baja trout, swimming in the high elevation streams of the Baja Peninsula. A mighty steelhead, which travels from the Pacific Ocean to its natal waters in the Pacific Northwest. The Snake River finespotted cutthroat trout, the most widely stocked cutthroat trout of the American West. And the brilliantly colored Arctic grayling, its sail-like dorsal fin shimmering like precious gems. Every image is accompanied by a detailed natural history and habitat information for the featured fish, as well as a color range map and hatch charts of mayflies and caddis flies. It’s a tribute to the passion and the soul of the fisherman.