More Upcoming Fly Fishing Books

January 25, 2012 By: Benjamin Clary

  • Blood Knots: A Memoir of Fathers, Friendship, and Fishing (Skyhorse, 240 pages) by Luke Jennings.  The book has received praise from some of the biggest names in fly fishing.  Along with a foreword by Thomas McGuane, Jim Harrison had this to say:  “As an occasional writer of it I am humbled indeed. In modern times Jennings is in the stratosphere of Roderick Haig-Brown and Tom McGuane’s rarified The Longest Silence. The prose is graceful and the treatment of material utterly fresh.”  Jennings is the author of three novels and has been published in a host of major publications.  Release: April 1, 2012.
  • Chasing Records: An Angler’s Quest (Skyhorse, 224 pages) by Robert Cunningham highlights the competitive side of fly fishing.  The author, a former Marine Corps helicopter pilot and a practicing attorney, chronicles his attempt to add to his 57 IFGA records.  Release: April 1, 2012.
  • French Fishing Flies: Patterns and Recipes for Fly Tying (Skyhorse Publishing/Coch-y-Bonddu Books, 125 pages) by Jean Paul Pequegnot, appears to be a nifty guide for stealing away to local water in between tours of the first growths of Bordeaux or the Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy.  Pequegnot is a very well respected fly-fishing author in France as well as a successful doctor, bamboo rod maker and fly tier.  The book was previously released in 1987 but has been out of print.  Release: May 1, 2012.