Category Archives: Books

Tying with Gierach

In a recent essay, John Gierach contemplates whether there’s ever such a thing as the “right” fly. From patterns for brook trout in Labrador to king salmon in Alaska, Gierach examines different fly boxes from different trips. “Fly tiers,” he … more

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Simple Fly Fishing Limited Edition

Patagonia has announced an autographed limited edition release of the book “Simple Fly Fishing,” by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard. The book highlights the “tenkara” technique and follows the “more you know, the less you need” mantra of the brand. Read … more

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Video Hatch: “Chasing Rumor”

Cameron Chambers’s debut book chronicles his journey fly fishing in Patagonia. Learn more about the author and his work in this film trailer for the book, “Chasing Rumor,” to be released June 9, 2015 from Patagonia Books.

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New Fly Fishing Books

The Total Fly Fishing Manual: 307 Tips and Tricks from Expert Anglers by Joe Cermele is a comprehensive collection of fly fishing advice from expert anglers as well as current gear reviews. Gathering tips, old-school techniques and new material as well, … more

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“The Boat-Shaped Mind”

In “The Log from the Sea of Cortez,” published in 1951, John Steinbeck writes about a six-week boat expedition he made in 1940, gathering marine specimens along the Gulf of California. In an excerpt recently re-published online, Steinbeck pondered the … more

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Profile of Norman Maclean

The June 1981 issue of Esquire featured a piece by Pete Dexter profiling Norman Maclean. With care, keen observation and humor, Dexter writes about a great teacher, author and angler in his element: his cabin on the banks of Seeley Lake … more

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World’s Oldest Fly Fishing Manuscript for Sale

The oldest fly fishing book discovered to date will be offered for sale by Maggs Bros of London, at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair, April 9-12th. Read more in the press release below.

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New Fly Fishing Books

Trout Culture: How Fly Fishing Forever Changed the Rocky Mountain West by Jen Brown highlights how the fly-fishing tourist industry shaped the environmental, economic, and social development of the Western United States. Brown also examines the popular conception of fly … more

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Kreh’s Autobiography Reads True

In a recent piece on Sporting Classics, Jim Casada reviews Lefty Kreh’s recent autobiography, My Life Was This Big and Other Fishing Tales. “A genial, genteel man of fly-fishing goodwill and great wisdom,” writes Casada, “he has made lasting contributions … more

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Video Hatch: In Conversation with Thomas McGuane

Tom Brokaw recently interviewed author Thomas McGuane about his newest collection of short stories, “Crow Fair.” The conversation took place and was filmed at Strand Bookstore in New York City.

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