New Fly Fishing Books

April 18, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • All Fishermen Are Liars by John Gierach is the newest collection of essays by the legendary author. From steelhead in the Pacific Northwest to small mountain streams in Colorado, Gierach “proves yet again that life’s most valuable lessons—and some of its best experiences— can be found while fly-fishing.” Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2014).
  • Alaska’s Bush Pilots by Rob Stapleton is a celebration of the pioneering work of Bush pilots, “rough, tough, resourceful people who fly their aircraft into tight spots in the worst of weather.” Which might be an understatement. They get many anglers to some of the best, most remote, fishing, and this book is a fascinating historical look into their world. Arcadia Publishing, Images of Aviation (April 14, 2014).
  • Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod and Reel by Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, and Mauro Mazzo, is an approachable guide to fly fishing that compiles wisdom based upon the principle of “the more you know, the less you need.” From techniques and fly selection to reading the water, Simple Fly Fishing is a thoughtful look and an increasingly complicated sport. With illustrations by James Prosek and foreword by Russell Chatham. Patagonia Books (April 8, 2014).
  • Charley Waterman’s Tales of Fly-Fishing, Bird Hunting, and the Great Outdoors by Charley Waterman is a collection of essays from a Renaissance sportsman. With broad interests, the stories in this collection range from upland grouse hunting in Montana to fly fishing Florida flats. This volume is being called “the crowning achievement” of Waterman’s writing career. Derrydale Press (April 1, 2014).