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).
Tosh Brown Top of the Flood

“The Deke”

Tosh Brown recalls the torment and glory of his first week of steelhead fishing.  Read more.
Chris Santella "The Tug Is the Drug"

The Karma of Broken Trailers

In an excerpt from his new book "The Tug Is the Drug," Chris Santella finds himself stuck with an wheel-less trailer on a steelhead river in prime season.  Read more.
The New Scientific Angling

Book Review: “The New Scientific Angling”

This book’s greatest virtue is that it creates an awareness that UV is a factor, and sometimes the deciding one, in fly selection.  Read more.