"The Tug is the Drug," by Chris Santella, is chock full of fishing adventures describing the lure of this solitary sport. These thirty stories take readers from leaping makos near the fairways of Torrey Pines to midnight Atlantic salmon fishing on the fabled Ponoi to encounters with very friendly mujeres on the streets of Havana . . . and even offer an unauthorized (yet unequivocal) account of Bob Dylan’s 1970s obsession with fishing.
Chris says great places to fly fish within just an hour’s drive away from Portland are on the Sandy and Clackamas Rivers. Other famous fly fishing rivers to check out in Oregon are the Deschutes, North Umpqua, Rogue, Williamson, Wood, and the Sprague.