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New Fly Fishing Books

Reflections from 100 Fly Fishers by Michael Reingruber is a collection of memories, anecdotes, and tips from over 100 top guides and anglers across the globe. All profits support the Casting for Recovery and Project Healing Waters Missions. Designed by … more

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Searching for Jim Harrison

Author Boris Fishman writes about a solo journey to Montana, where he meets with literary legend Jim Harrison. “America has mostly dispensed with its myths about the West,” writes Fishman, “but as a recent immigrant, I responded to it in … more

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The Library of Roderick Haig-Brown

Beginning in the 1950s, celebrated writer and conservationist Roderick Haig-Brown, together with his wife (and school librarian) Ann, compiled an impressive collection of books in their home near the Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Recent writer in residence at the … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Chasing Rumor: A Season Fly Fishing in Patagonia by Cameron Chambers is the chronicle of a journey to the rivers of Patagonia and their legendary (and forgotten) trophy trout. Yet this book is about much more than fish, as Chambers … more

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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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