New Fly Fishing Books

April 4, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • The Tug is the Drug: 30 Fly-Fishing Essays from The New York Times & Beyond by Chris Santella collects first-person narratives of the author’s far-reaching travels. From the fairways of Torrey Pines to Bob Dylan, these essays from the author of the “Fifty Places To Fly Fish Before You Die” and “Fifty More Places To Fly Fish Before You Die,” “hold the attention and make us look at fishing in a whole different way.” Headwater Books, Midcurrent LLC [Kindle Edition] (March 28, 2014).
  • The American Angler Guide to Fly Fishing for Trout: Proven Skills, Techniques, and Tactics from the Pros by Aaron Jasper is an approachable guide for the beginning to intermediate angler, detailing everything from the mechanics of casting to destination advice. Accompanied by illustrations and color photographs, this is a great overview and start (or reminder of base tenants) for any fly angler. Lyons Press (April 1, 2014).
  • Presentation Fly-Fishing by Jeremy Lucas is a unique book that explores not only traditional methods but fixed-line techniques as well. Both the fly line-dominated Western style and the Japanese tenkara style are explained and the author presents a comprehensive guide with a “fish-orientated approach, rather than one that focuses on the fly.” Robert Hale Ltd (March 31, 2014).
  • Fly Tyer’s Guide to Tying Essential Bass and Panfish Flies by Jerry Darkes is a comprehensive collection of the best bass and panfish fly patterns, compiled by Darkes, an angler and guide with over 40 years of experience. This book is 128 pages with a hidden-spiral binding. Lyons Press, Fly Tyer series (April 1, 2014).