Fly Fishing Books

The Bug Book
A Fly Fisher's Guide to Trout Stream Insects

by Paul Weamer
Complete guide to aquatic entomology for fly fishers, covering all the important insects and their imitations for the entire United States.

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.

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.

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.
Fly-Casting Finesse Fly Fishing Book

Book Review: “Fly Casting Finesse”A Complete Guide to Improving All Aspects of Your Casting

"All told this is an extraordinarily thoughtful, detailed, and thorough casting manual; it’s also much more than that; it’s a pleasant history lesson on how we came to fish the fly the way we do."  Read more.
Royal Coachman Fly Pattern History

“The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies:” The Royal Coachman

Plenty of fly fishers have ranked one of the world’s most recognizable flies—the Royal Coachman—among their top choices for catching fish.  Read more.
"Charlie's Pride" Novel by Dee Hubbard

“The Dragon’s Tooth”

A tired, difficult guide and petulant young customer make for an explosive mix in this excerpt from "Charlie's Pride."  Read more.