Fly Fishing Books
The Tug is the Drug
30 Essays from the NYT and Beyond
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
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
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.
The Day I Died While Fly Fishing
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).
Review: “Fly-Fishing for Bonefish”
WHEN YOU CONSIDER that the bonefish was the first saltwater game fish to rise in status from curiosity to addiction among fly fishers, it’s not hard to understand the fascination shared by authors. The study — around 50 years in the making — includes the anecdotal and the scientific.Read more...
Daniel Galhardo, founder of Tenkara USA, talks to author John Gierach about his interest and practice of tenkara, which Gierach also writes about in his new book All Fishermen are Liars. Via Tenkara USA.
All Fishermen Are Liars by John Gierach is the newest collection of essays by the legendary author. From steelhead in the Pacific Northwest to small mountain streams in Colorado, Gierach “proves yet again that life’s most valuable lessons—and some of … more
Peter Matthiessen, an author and naturalist who as much as any one writer in the last century spoke through the voice of wilderness, died yesterday of acute leukemia. Matthiessen’s final novel, In Paradise, about a visit to a Nazi extermination camp, will be published … more
The Tug is the Drug: 30 Fly-Fishing Essays from The New York Times & Beyond by Chris Santella collects first-person narratives of the author’s far-reaching travels. From the fairways of Torrey Pines to Bob Dylan, these essays from the author … more