Fly Fishing Books

The Tug is the Drug
30 Essays from the NYT and Beyond

by Chris Santella
These thirty pieces 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.

Long Trail Trout
Backcountry Fly Fishing Adventures from Vermont to Montana

by Peter Shea
Join author and adventurer Peter Shea on some of the most exciting backcountry fly-fishing trips one can take. Essential reading for anyone planning a fly-fishing trip off the grid.

In the Company of Trout
True Stories, Ruminations, and Vermont Guidance

by Peter Shea
True stories, observations, and descriptions of favorite places, techniques, and flies provide a rich and lighthearted look at trout fishing in all its glory—and absurdity.

Angler Management
The Day I Died While Fly Fishing

by Jack Ohman
In this collection of more than 30 essays, political satirist Jack Ohman covers a wider range of topics about fly fishing, such as falling in and how not to tie flies (to name only a few).
fly fishing for pike

Battle of the Bards: Esox Edition

Poets Theodore Roethke and Ted Hughes both made pike the subject of poems. Who wrote about the fish better?  Read more.
Peter Shea "In the Company of Trout"

“Leadeth Me Beside Still Waters”

Lakes and ponds are wildly capricious, but sometimes they reveal fishing that's as good as--or better than--any moving-water trout stream.  Read more.

Common Sense Fly Fishing: Line Control

Line control is the single most important, yet forgotten, discipline in the sport.  Read more.