Category Archives: Books

Poetry: “The River Knows”

Christopher Puddy crafts a piece on what “The River Knows,” capturing the nuances of an angler on the water. Read the alliterative verse in its entirety on Gink & Gasoline.

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New Fly Fishing Books

25 Best Most Versatile Flies: Their Histories, Stories, and Step-by-step Tying Photos by Al Ritt is a contemporary look at some of the most productive and popular patterns across disciplines and species. Versatile fly patterns include those for bass, bonefish, … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Do It Yourself Bonefishing by Rod Hamilton and Kirk Deeter is a unique and authoritative DIY guide for anglers targeting bonefish on the fly. In this book the authors help you tackle everything from the why, where, and how of … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Dead Man’s Fancy: A Sean Stranahan Mystery by Keith McCafferty  is the most recent installment in the Sean Stranahan Mysteries series. The painter, fly fisherman, and sometimes private detective Stranahan follows leads on a case involving a missing guide, wolf … more

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Podcast Interview: Jay Zimmerman

Author Jay Zimmerman is featured in the most recent episode of Rob Snowhite’s podcast series. In this good-humored and down-to-earth interview, Zimmerman talks about everything from pet peeves and philosophy of fly design to his recently released book, The Top … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and Their Great Fish Migrations by John Waldman examines the historic spawning runs of salmon, shad, and other species moving up Atlantic coast rivers, as well as the threats they face and annual diminishing return … more

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“Running Silver” by John Waldman

Running Silver, a new book by John Waldman, covers the biology, history, and conservation of historic runs of migratory fish in Atlantic rivers. Called “a brilliant and heartbreaking book” by The Nature Conservancy’s Green blog, Running Silver is published by … more

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Gallagher on the Art of Steelhead Fishing

Author and veteran steelhead angler Sean M. Gallagher writes about “the lures and lore of a Pacific Northwest icon” in his giant new two-volume book set Wild Steelhead from Wild River Press. In a recent interview on the Seattle area KPLU … more

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Harrison’s Upper Peninsula

In a recent piece in The New York Times, author Jim Harrison recounts living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and how a “largely fine and unknown location” and its landscape and culture have shaped his stories.

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Poetry: “Birds in Hand”

Robert DeMott once again shares a seasonal poem with MidCurrent readers… Birds in Hand Years ago, toward dusk on Christmas Eve, in those few strokes of day left before loved ones arrived for evening’s ritual of giving and getting I … more

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