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 a recent piece on Sporting Classics, Jim Casada reviews Lefty Kreh’s recent autobiography, My Life Was This Big and Other Fishing Tales. “A genial, genteel man of fly-fishing goodwill and great wisdom,” writes Casada, “he has made lasting contributions … more
Tom Brokaw recently interviewed author Thomas McGuane about his newest collection of short stories, “Crow Fair.” The conversation took place and was filmed at Strand Bookstore in New York City.
The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish Them by Jay Zimmerman is the first comprehensive book on tying flies for carp. Featuring over 20 patterns from anglers such as Barry Reynolds to Bob Clouser, Zimmerman presents a historical … more
Two of fly fishing’s literary greats have recently released new books. Jim Harrison’s novel, “The Big Seven” is reviewed by Smith Henderson in The New York Times. And Tom McGuane’s “Crow Fair: Stories,” released on March 3, was recently reviewed … more