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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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New Fly Fishing Books

Lime Creek Odyssey by Steven J. Meyers is a collection of essays exploring the nature of self, place, tradition, and humanity through the author’s fly fishing trips to Lime Creek. The essays also explore loss and grief, and finding healing … more

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Considering Jim Harrison

“Wherever we go we do harm, forgiving ourselves as wheels do cement for wearing each other out. We set this house on fire, forgetting that we live within.” (from “To a Meadowlark,” for M.L. Smoker)” ― Jim Harrison Jim Harrison … more

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Jim Harrison Passes

Novelist, poet, essayist, gourmand and angler Jim Harrison died yesterday evening, apparently of a heart attack or stroke, at his home in Patagonia, Arizona. Harrison’s imaginative personality was too big for words, and yet he chose words as his way of gifting it … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Rookie No More: The Flyfishing Novice Gets Guidance from a Pro by Cecilia Kleinkauf is a great resource for beginning anglers. Kleinkauf, a guide and instructor, addresses common questions she’s received throughout her long career. Epicenter Press (April 15, 2016). Trout … more

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New Novel by Toney Sisk

The new book “Thief” from author Toney Sisk is a suspense novel that begins with a burglary at a fly shop and weaves a complicated tale from there. “The FBI shows up. The military gets involved. Happens every day. Except on … more

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