This book describes a beautiful riparian environment as it changes, and stays the same over the years. Metolius is an Indian word roughly meaning “smelly water”, referring to the millions of spawned-out salmon that used to litter the place each year. The twenty-eight river miles first percolate from an underground spring, then meander past pastures, cabins and campers, always between 45 and 48 degrees F. the rich clean water supports delicate plants, wildflowers, trout and a healthy population of the once-maligned bull trout. A nature book, written by a seasoned fly fisherman. 9 maps, illustrations.