Category Archives: Books

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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New Book on Steelhead Fishing from Wild Rivers Press

Wild Rivers Press has announced the release of a new book in their distinct series focused on gamefish. Wild Steelhead by Sean Gallagher presents years of his own experience as well as the wisdom of other anglers such as Jim … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

The River’s Voice by Jeff Young is a reflective book on what it means to be a fly angler and what it is that brings us to the water. Read through Young’s stories as he asks what it takes to hear … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Long Trail Trout: Backcountry Fly Fishing Adventures from Vermont to Montana by Peter Shea  holds the stories of the author’s adventures on backcountry fly-fishing trips. The narrative is at once informative and entertaining, essential for anyone planning a fly-fishing trip off … more

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Hemingway’s Idea of Paradise

It’s no surprise that Ernest Hemingway’s ideal property would involve a trout stream “that no one else was allowed to fish.” Read more about what else would exist in his idea of paradise, recently excerpted from one of his personal … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Cathy Beck’s Fly-Fishing Handbook by Cathy Beck is now in its third edition, available for Kindle e-readers. Updated with full color photographs and instructional video segments, this introductory guide to the sport covers all the basics: from gear to casting, … more

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