Category Archives: Books

Kreh’s Autobiography Reads True

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

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Video Hatch: In Conversation with Thomas McGuane

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.

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New Fly Fishing Books

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

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New Books from Harrison and McGuane

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

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Q&A with John Gierach

Morgan Lyle reports from the Somerset Fly Fishing Show on a Q&A session with author John Gierach. From advice to aspiring writers to how the internet has changed the game, don’t miss some great words of advice and observation from … more

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Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing

The second book from author Vin T. Sparano will be an indispensible resource for all anglers, from conventional tackle to fly fishing, according to the publisher. “The Complete Guide to Fresh and Saltwater Fishing” will be published by Rizzoli and … more

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Interviews with Jim Harrison

From The New York Times to the online Daily Beast, Jim Harrison’s interviews are as witty as they are insightful and often profound. A recent post on Sporting Classics gathers some of the best quotes from this favorite author. “In … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Flyfisher’s Guide to Colorado’s Lost Lakes and Secret Places by Mike Kephart is a tremendous resource for highcountry anglers. Kephart has done his research, logging many miles and days on Colorado’s mountain lakes and streams, and presents reliable information on … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Spey Flies & How to Tie Them by Bob Veverka is an essential reference book for spey anglers. Veverka gives detailed step-by-step instructions with color plates, pattern recipes, tying techniques, tips for choosing materials, as well as the history and background … more

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New Stackpole Book Releases for 2015

Stackpole Books has announced the titles in their upcoming new release list for Spring 2015. From tying featherwing streamers to carp flies, Stackpole’s new releases hold something of interest for every angler. Read more in the press release below.

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