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New Fly Fishing Books

Nymphing—The New Way: French Leader Fishing for Trout by Jonathan White takes an international perspective of the latest developments in nymph fishing. This book includes tackle, flies and methods for trout, steelhead and grayling; variations for chalkstreams, freestone rivers and … more

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Prosek Honored with Izaak Walton Award

The American Museum of Fly Fishing will honor James Prosek with the 2016 Izaak Walton Award. “It will be hard for the AMFF to ever again find a more worthy recipient of this award than Prosek,” writes Monte Burke. “After … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World’s Most Elusive Fish by Chris Dombrowski is a book of two passions, poetry and fly fishing, which lead to a life-changing bonefishing trip and friendship with legendary guide David Pinder. … more

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New Book “Fish On, Fish Off,” from Stephen Saunter

The new book, Fish On, Fish Off, from former New York Times “Outdoors” columnist Stephen Sautner chronicles his experiences, beginning as a self-taught fish-obsessed teenager in the early 1980s to the present, taking readers through every imaginable pitfall and odd-ball encounter along … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Tying and Fishing Bucktails and Other Hair Wings: Atlantic Salmon Flies to Steelhead Flies by Mike Valla is a detailed book on some of the classic flies many anglers first learn to tie. With over 500 patterns, this is the … more

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Patagonia Founder Yvon Chouinard Rewrites His Philosophy for New Era of Environmental Crisis

A decade after original publication, Yvon Chouinard’s 2006 memoir, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, is being re-released in a revised and expanded edition by Penguin Books. Read more in the press release below.

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The Philosophic Connection of Fishing and Science

Dartmouth astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser has written a new book, The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher’s Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything, arguing that angling and science are connected by their imaginative possibilities and the unknown. … more

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Thomas McGuane and Callan Wink Talk Writing and Fishing

Acclaimed author Thomas McGuane and writer Callan Wink talk about the state of the short story, Western literature’s ranching clichés, and their mutual friend the late author Jim Harrison, all while sitting in a fifteen-foot drift boat. “And, yes,” writes … more

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Fly Fishing Montana

Jon Gluck writes about fly fishing Montana’s rivers while recounting the classic novella A River Runs Through It. “Catholics have the Vatican, Muslims have Mecca,” writes Gluck. “But to the fly-fishing faithful, there is no more sacred destination than the Big Blackfoot … more

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Video: McGuane Answers “Does Fishing Mean Anything?”

Angler and award-winning author Thomas McGuane presented the talk “Does Fishing Mean Anything?” on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium as part of the MSU Library Trout & Salmonid Lecture Series. Trout are “emblematic …

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