Friday, November 15, 2013

USA BEST BOOK AWARDS FINALIST! "Introduction to Flyfishing for Trout" We bad! We know it!

Yesterday I got an exciting email from our publisher, Robb Clouse, at Stonefly Press. He gave us the news that our book, Introduction to Flyfishing for Trout, was voted a FINALIST in the SPORT genre of the 2013 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS!  Only 5 books in the country make FINALIST, with one WINNER. We didn't win, but FINALIST is an incredible honor!

We knew the book was a special one when we finally saw it put together. It just needed some time on the shelf and in front of the right p eople. It's still hard to believe it made FINALIST, (and even harder to believe that it was beat out by a book about Tae Kwon Do), but it is what it is.

Thank you's go out to all who voted on the book. As well as to Robb for believing in us even though we're both very scattered, not very funny, and can barely write a coherent sentence.

Thanks USA BOOK NEWS! (<--- click to see the full list of winners and finalists) 

About Mac

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I am W. Chad McPhail. I'm an outdoor/travel writer, book author, former English teacher, and Amarillo native. 

I spend my spare time traipsing around the mountains and streams of the southwest in search of wild trout with my family, friends, various freeloaders, and other flotsam and jetsan. I used to teach English & Creative Writing. These days I am a Right of Way field agent with Coates Field Service, representing Sharyland Utilities during the construction of a 345 megawatt transmission line from Hereford to Panhandle, Texas. I love exploring the outdoors, fly fishing, backpacking, camping, hiking, kayaking, and yes, writing outdoor and travel books and pieces. I am a field writer of flyfishing, backpacking, camping, and kayaking articles for I have written many articles for magazines such as Southwest Fly Fishing, Texas Fish & Game, Rocky Mountain Game & Fish,, and more. I have co-penned three books with fishing buddy Mark D. Williams; Colorado Flyfishing: Where to Eat Sleep Fish, 49 Trout Streams of Southern Colorado, and An Introduction to Fly Fishing for Trout.