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).
Jay Zimmerman Headstand Carp Flies

How to Tie the Headstand

Lance Egan's Headstand influenced a generation of carp flies. Here's how to tie one.  Read more.
Fly Fishing Belize by Jim Klug

Book Review: “Fly Fishing Belize”

If you have ever fly fished in Belize – or if you ever hope to – Fly Fishing Belize is a book you should have on your coffee table.  Read more.
Nick Lyons "Fishing Stories"

“Winter Dreams with Sparse”

“Winter Dreams with Sparse" is a remembrance of another extraordinary writer who "imputed to the world of fly fishing, which he loved deeply, a sense of character and tradition and wit."  Read more.