New and Upcoming Fly Fishing Books

  • The Orvis Guide to Fly Fishing for Carp: Tips and Tricks for the Determined Angler by Kirk Deeter is a contemporary guide for those beginning to chase carp on the fly and veterans as well. Deeter covers biology, behavior, diet, techniques, and fly patterns, helping fly fishers understand this difficult quarry. Published May 20, 2013 by Stonefly Press.
  • The Top Ten Guide to Fly Fishing by Jay Zimmerman consolidates information beginner and intermediate anglers need to get started as well as continue improving skills on the water. It covers everything from flies to angler ethics, rigging to choosing gear, prompting John Gierach to comment “I’ve never seen so much good advice in one place.” Published April 2, 2013 by Lyons Press.
  • The Gray Ghost Murders: A Novel (Sean Stranahan Mystery) by Award-winning Field & Stream writer Keith McCafferty, sees the return of private detective Sean Stranahan from The Royal Wulff Murders. In this, McCafferty’s second novel, Stranahan investigates suspected murder and disappearance of a valuable Gray Ghost fly. Are the two connected?  Published December 31, 2013 by Penguin Books.
  • Feather Brain: Developing, Testing, & Improving Saltwater Fly Patterns by Drew Chicone illustrates not only the mechanics of tying techniques and patterns, but also the creativity and invention that goes into patterns in design. Feather Brain includes step-by-step photos for 14 winning saltwater flies as well as tips from experts in the field such as Bob Clouser, Joe Mahler, Jonny King, Jon Cavel, Bob Popovics, Norm Zeigler, and Chris Helm. Published August 1, 2013 by Stackpole/Headwater.
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