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, freshwater tips to salt. Foreword by Lefty Kreh, with detailed illustrations by Rob Walinchus. Stackpole Books; 3rd edition [Kindle] (October 1, 2013).
  • In the Company of Trout: True Stories, Ruminations, and Vermont Guidance by Peter Shea is a book of observations of favorite waters and go-to techniques. Including detailed steps for tying favorite flies as well as anecdotes from many years with rod in hand, Shea’s book is truly a “a rich and lighthearted look at trout fishing in all its glory–and absurdity.” Headwater Books, Kindle Edition, (September 26, 2013).
  • Steelhead Dreams: The Theory, Method, Science and Madness of Great Lakes Steelhead Fly-Fishing by Matthew A. Supinski, was hailed as “the new “bible” on Great Lakes steelhead fly-fishing” at its release in 2001. Now twelve years later, a second edition has been published, reflecting the changes in climate and invasive species and their impact on the ecosystems of the Great Lakes as well as new technology in gear, flies, and techniques. Frank Amato Publications; 2nd edition (October 1, 2013).
  • Year of the Raven: An angler’s reflections on Alberta’s most frustrating stream by Mark Gardiner is described as part memoir, part novel, about his twelve month journey on the North Fork of the Raven River in Alberta, Canada. From awe at his surroundings to the frustration of attempting to fool a fish, Gardiner’s musings revolve around the difference between memory and imagination, and the gray lines in between. (October 4, 2013)
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