New Fly Fishing Books

June 16, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Pop Fleyes: Bob Popovics’s Approach to Saltwater Fly Design by Ed Jaworowski  and Bob Popovics is the first book available on the legendary tier Popovics, who revolutionized saltwater fly tying with epoxy and silicone materials and techniques. This book is much more than a pattern book, however, and provides a look into  Popovics’s pattern development and design, a guide to tying techniques, and detailed notes on technique. Stackpole Books (July 1, 2014).
  • Travers Corners: Classic Stories about Fly Fishing and a Small Montana Town by Scott Waldie is a collection of short stories about the people of Travers Corners, Montana, where large trout await the angler. From Booklist: “Take equal portions of Lake Wobegon Days and Winesburg, Ohio, add a dash of A River Runs through It, and you have Waldie’s wonderfully entertaining stories.” Skyhorse Publishing (June 3, 2014).
  • Fly-Tying: An Essential Guide from One of the Greatest Instructors of All Time by Helen Shaw is a new edition of a classic. Shaw’s fluid and accessible instruction pair with  more than 250 life-size tying sequences make the fly tying processes easy to understand, follow, and apply. With a new color photo insert, foreword by David Klausmeyer, and note from Nick Lyons for a new generation of tiers, more than fifty years after its original publication in 1963. Skyhorse Publishing (June 24, 2014).