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.
"Art Flick's Streamside Guide to Naturals and Their Imitations"

Art Flick: “The Reluctant Author”

Flick had to be cajoled into doing what later became one of the best-selling fly fishing books of all time.  Read more.
Guy de la Valdene "On the Water"

“To Cast a Fly”

In his memoir, Guy de la Valdene describes his progression in learning to cast a fly rod.  Read more.
Catskill Dry Fly

Selecting Flies: Trigger Mechanisms, Masking Hatches, and Drag

Paul Weamer writes about the three things you should consider first when selecting flies.  Read more.