Category Archives: Books

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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New Fly Fishing Books

Pulp Fly: Volume Three is a collection of stories from writers Michael Gracie, Alex Landeen, Pete McDonald, Miles Nolte, Tom Reed, Bruce Smithhammer, Tom Sadler, April Vokey, Bob White, Steve Zakur, Jay Zimmerman, and Erin Block. This third book in the … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

The Biggest Fish Ever Caught: A Long String of (Mostly) True Stories by Andrew Vietze, tells the tales behind the International Game Fishing Association’s record-holding fish. The stories are more than about the catch though, with the author exploring the ethics … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

The Billfish Story: Swordfish, Sailfish, Marlin, and Other Gladiators of the Sea by Stan Ulanski tells the complex stories of these unique fish and their relationship with the people who have studied and know them best: anglers, biologists, charter-boat captains, … more

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