Upcoming Fly Fishing Books

  • May the Rivers Never Sleep, by father and son team Bill and John McMillian, will be released July 15, 2012.  “The essence of May the Rivers Never Sleep is the physical and biological tapestry of river time month by month, a concept fostered by Roderick Haig-Brown.”  This unique viewpoint of the river was fostered by the authors’ numerous hours spent on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest.  Among Bill’s numerous accomplishments is founding the Wild Fish Conservancy in 1989.  John, accomplished in his right, is a salmon ecologist specializing in the underwater study of the life histories of salmon and trout.
  • Fly Fishing Yellowstone National Park:  An Insider’s Guide to the 50 Best Places, by Nate Schweber, will touch on the most important hatches and recommended patterns as well as techniques used in “The Park.”  The book also includes numerous interviews from luminaries such as John Bailey, Tom McGuane, and Wild Bill Schneider.  Nate Schweber is a freelance journalist who has been published in a variety of publications.  According to his facebook profile he studied tuba at the University of Montana.  The book will be released August 1, 2012.
  • Seasons on the Flats: An Angler’s Year in the Florida Keys, by Bill Horn is an in depth guide of the world famous Florida Keys fishery.  Covering everything from migrations of fish, tides and weather changes to firsthand experiences of the heralded Grand Slam.  The book is also illustrated by MidCurrent artist (and hardest working man in the business), Bob White.  Bill Horn was the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish, Wildlife and Parks in the early 1980s.  He now splits his time between Falls Church, Virginia and Marathon Key.  The book will be released August 1, 2012.
  • Moving Water:  A Fly Fisher’s Guide to Currents, by Jason Randall sets out to be the most comprehensive guide to an extremely important, but commonly overlooked, aspect of fly fishing: currents.  The book covers extensively the numerous effects that current can have on a body of water.  Jason Randall is a veterinarian who is certified in fish health and medicine.  The book will be released August 1, 2012.
  • Classic Salmon Fly Patterns: Over 1700 Patterns from the Golden Age of Tying, by Michael d. Radencich is the “most complete collection of classic salmon fly patterns ever compiled.”  With photos of 1,738 patterns tied by 86 tiers from 17 countries, the book is sure to be a great desk side companion for those that spend hours constructing the meticulous flies.  The book also features a DVD of the author tying a Durham Ranger.  Along with tying classic salmon flies, Radencich is also a professional photographer, videographer, and painter.  The book will be released August 1, 2012.
  • The Orvis Guide to Family Friendly Fly Fishing, by Tom Rosenbauer, intends to take the mystery out of sharing the outdoors with “bored, PlayStation-dazed kids.”  The book touches on the nuts and bolts of fishing and family-friendly destinations but also focuses on introducing the sport to others.  Tom Rosenbauer has been with Orvis for 30 years and is the author of numerous fly fishing books.  The book will be released on October 2, 2012.
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