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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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New Fly Fishing Books

Backcasts: A Global History of Fly Fishing and Conservation, edited by Samuel Snyder, Bryon Borgelt, and Elizabeth Tobey, examines the historical significance of outdoor recreation and sports to conservation. Backcasts explores both the problems anglers and their organizations face and … more

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National Parks Fly Fishing Book Celebrates 100th NPS Anniversary

The new book “25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish” by Terry and Wendy Gunn and Bennett Mintz is a DIY manual for fly fishing every park from Maine to Alaska.  It’s published by Stonefly Press in honor and tribute to … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins by Jonathan Balcombe draws on the latest advancements in cognitive science to examine the questions of thought, memories, and social structure of fish species. Balcombe, an ethologist, takes the … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

A Master’s Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod: The Essential and Classic Principles and Methods by Everett E. Garrison and Hoagy B. Carmichael is an in-depth guide to the process of making a bamboo fly rod. The book is … more

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Fly Fishing National Parks East to West

Stonefly Press has announced the release of  the “25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish,” a where-to-go, how-to-get-there, do-it-yourself manual on fly-fishing America’s National Parks, authored by Terry and Wendy Gunn and Bennett Mintz. Read more in the press release … more

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