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...
Author Boris Fishman writes about a solo journey to Montana, where he meets with literary legend Jim Harrison. “America has mostly dispensed with its myths about the West,” writes Fishman, “but as a recent immigrant, I responded to it in … more
Beginning in the 1950s, celebrated writer and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown, together with his wife (and school librarian) Ann, compiled an impressive collection of books in their home near the Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Recent writer in residence at the … more
Chasing Rumor: A Season Fly Fishing in Patagonia by Cameron Chambers is the chronicle of a journey to the rivers of Patagonia and their legendary (and forgotten) trophy trout. Yet this book is about much more than fish, as Chambers … more
In a recent essay, John Gierach contemplates whether there’s ever such a thing as the “right” fly. From patterns for brook trout in Labrador to king salmon in Alaska, Gierach examines different fly boxes from different trips. “Fly tiers,” he … more