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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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New Fly Fishing Books

The Fly and the Fish: Angling Instructions and Reminiscences by John Atherton is a reissue of the book originally published in 1951. This classic combines memoirs of Vermont fishing expeditions with practical directions for fly-tying, accompanied by original illustrations by … more

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Reel Love

Renowned artist John Atherton was also an avid angler and author of “The Fly and the Fish.” His beloved wife and fly fishing companion Maxine Atherton has now also written a book, “The Fly Fisher and the River: A Memoir,” … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Fleye Design: Techniques, Insights, Patterns by Bob Popovics and Jay Nichols builds on the landmark fly design of Popovics. “Fleye Design” includes 12 new patterns with  36 step-by-step tying and technique tutorials. Stackpole/Headwater (January 15, 2016). Catching Shadows: Tying Flies … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

25 Best Places Fly Fishing for Pike by Robert Tomes is a where-to destination guide for the best pike fisheries fly fishing from the US, Canada, the UK, and Europe. The author includes comments from local guides, GIS maps highlighting … more

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Callan Wink on Fiction and Fly Fishing

Montana-based author Callan Wink talks about his life as a fiction writer and also a fly fishing guide in a recent piece in The New Yorker. “In a bar in Montana, when someone asks you what you do and you … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Trout in the Desert: On Fly Fishing, Human Habits, and the Cold Waters of the Arid Southwest by Matthew Dickerson takes readers to arid landscapes that manage to sustain coldwater trout. Told through the author’s own journey and development as … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Colorado Guide Flies: Patterns, Rigs, and Advice from the State’s Best Anglers and Guides by Pat Dorsey grants the wish of any angler: to peer into the fly boxes of guides who make their living helping people catch fish. This comprehensive … more

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