New Fly Fishing Books

August 5, 2013 By: Erin Block

  • A Flyfisher’s World, by acclaimed author Nick Lyons, chronicles a life lost to fly fishing. This broad collection of essays features diverse species and waters, from blue-ribbon western rivers to pike fishing in France, and is in turn humorous, inquiring, and philosophic. Published June 1, 2013 by Skyhorse Publishing.
  • Founding Flies, The: 43 American Masters: Their Patterns and Influences by Mike Valla, chronicles the history of influential tiers such as Art Flick, Ray Bergman, Lee Wulff, Don Gapen, Len Halladay, André Puyans, Cal Bird, Lew Oatman, Dave Whitlock, and others. Founding Flies also includes nearly 300 individual fly patterns. Published by Stackpole/Headwater (August 1, 2013).
  • What a Trout Sees: A Fly-Fishing Guide to Life Underwater, by Geoff Mueller and Tim Romano, offers a unique view on developing better strategies for thinking like a fish, based upon lifecycles and feeding habits. Accompanied by the photography of Romano, What a Trout Sees was published by Lyons Press, April 2, 2013.
  • Favorite Flies and Their Histories by Mary Orvis Marbury was the go-to reference book of its day, compiling major fly patterns, their stories and origins. Originally published in 1892, Skyhorse Publishing has re-released this classic work in print. June 4, 2013.