A River Runs Through Us

Charles Fraser with his haul of cutthroat trout at Yellowstone Lake in 1950, where he was a fishing guide.

Dad and our guide discussed flies like hippies talking about their favorite ’60s bands: Flashback Hare’s Ear, Copper John, Bead Head Soft Hackle, and Woolly Bugger.

Virginia Fraser on her honeymoon in Yellowstone, 1951.
Charles Fraser fishing with his daughter, Laura, on the Madison River.



Laura Fraser is the cofounder of Shebooks.net, a longtime magazine journalist, and bestselling author of An Italian Affair and All Over the Map.

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