Category Archives: Books

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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New Fly Fishing Books

The Best Carp Flies: How to Tie and Fish Them by Jay Zimmerman is the first comprehensive book on tying flies for carp. Featuring over 20 patterns from anglers such as Barry Reynolds to Bob Clouser, Zimmerman presents a historical … more

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New Books from Harrison and McGuane

Two of fly fishing’s literary greats have recently released new books. Jim Harrison’s novel, “The Big Seven” is reviewed by Smith Henderson in The New York Times.  And Tom McGuane’s “Crow Fair: Stories,” released on March 3, was recently reviewed … more

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Q&A with John Gierach

Morgan Lyle reports from the Somerset Fly Fishing Show on a Q&A session with author John Gierach. From advice to aspiring writers to how the internet has changed the game, don’t miss some great words of advice and observation from … more

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