2 of the 245: Galen Kipar, a music composer and performer, says, “There is an interesting parallelism between the currents of water and music, the simplest being they both make people happy and healthy.” 

After earning a degree in Economics from Middlebury College, Amy Hazel moved to Wyoming to work as a wrangler on a dude ranch. (More from Amy and Galen in the book.) America’s Favorite Flies, 656 pages, 1,700 color images, 7 1/2 pounds, a book for everyone! Info and orders: www.americasfavoriteflies.com