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...
Flyfisher’s Guide to Eastern Trophy Tailwaters by Tom Gilmore is a book with detailed information on fishing waters such as the Upper Connecticut, Deerfield, Housatonic, Gunpowder, South Holston, Watauga, Tuckasegee, Chattahoochee and more. It contains everything from regulations and river characteristics, … more
Casting Quiet Waters: Reflections on Life and Fishing, edited by Jake MacDonald, is a compilation of essays from respected literary writers such as Thomas McGuane and Annie Proulx. The book explores the human condition and life through the guise of … more
Modern Terrestrials: Tying & Fishing the World’s Most Effective Patterns by Rick Takahashi and Jerry Hubka is a comprehensive book of the best contemporary terrestrial patterns. Containing over 600 patterns and recipes from around the world for grasshoppers, crickets, ants, … more
Called the “voice of an outdoor generation,” Tom McGuane is still fishing hard and writing well after many books and decades. In a recent profile on the legendary author and angler, Chris Dorsey talks to McGuane about his return to … more