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...
In “The Log from the Sea of Cortez,” published in 1951, John Steinbeck writes about a six-week boat expedition he made in 1940, gathering marine specimens along the Gulf of California. In an excerpt recently re-published online, Steinbeck pondered the … more
The June 1981 issue of Esquire featured a piece by Pete Dexter profiling Norman Maclean. With care, keen observation and humor, Dexter writes about a great teacher, author and angler in his element: his cabin on the banks of Seeley Lake … more
The oldest fly fishing book discovered to date will be offered for sale by Maggs Bros of London, at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, April 9-12th. Read more in the press release below.
Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West by Jen Brown highlights how the fly-fishing tourist industry shaped the environmental, economic, and social development of the Western United States. Brown also examines the popular conception of fly … more