Category Archives: Books

Peter Matthiessen Dies

Peter Matthiessen, an author and naturalist who as much as any one writer in the last century spoke through the voice of wilderness, died yesterday of acute leukemia.  Matthiessen’s final novel, In Paradise, about a visit to a Nazi extermination camp, will be published … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

The Tug is the Drug: 30 Fly-Fishing Essays from The New York Times & Beyond by Chris Santella collects first-person narratives of the author’s far-reaching travels. From the fairways of Torrey Pines to Bob Dylan, these essays from the author … more

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Chouinard’s “Simple Fly Fishing”

In a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, Yvon Chouinard highlights some of the principles in his book Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel, which focuses on beginner-friendly techniques and Tenkara-style angling. “Heaven knows we fly … more

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New eBook: Chris Santella’s “The Tug is the Drug”

Well-known for his “Fifty Places” series of books, author Chris Santella’s first-person accounts of the places he has traveled, fish he has chased and characters he has met along the way can now be read in a new compilation of … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Bush Pilot Angler by Lee Wulff is the memoir of the late angling legend. Based on a manuscript discovered by his widow, Joan Wulff, this book tells the story of Lee’s years exploring the Atlantic salmon and brook trout fisheries … more

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Simon & Schuster to Release New Gierach Book

A new collection of essays and stories by John Gierach will be released from Simon & Schuster on April 15th.   All Fishermen are Liars  is Gierach’s seventeenth book and ranges in topic from his own childhood to tinkering with Tenkara. … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Trout from Small Streams by Dave Hughes is a compilation of advice on everything from choosing rods and flies to reading the water, specifically dedicated to small streams. The second edition of this successful book includes new chapters on seasonal … more

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Video Hatch: “All Fishermen are Liars”

In anticipation of his upcoming book of the same title, this film short features life advice from John Gierach: if you want to go fishing, go fishing.

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New Fly Fishing Books

Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing edited by Robert DeMott is a delightful collection of stories from some of the finest fly fishing writers today, including Guy de la Valdène, Jim Harrison, Michael Keaton, Sydney Lea, Ted Leeson, Nick Lyons, … more

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National Sporting Library Fellowship

Applicants are actively being sought for the John H. Daniels Fellowship and The National Sporting Library & Museum. The fellowship supports researchers in the areas of equestrian, angling and field sports, and applications are being accepted through March 15, 2014. … more

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