New Fly Fishing Books

August 2, 2014 By: Erin Block

  • Hatches & Fly Patterns of the Great Smoky Mountains by Don Kirk highlights America’s most-visited national park and collects information ranging from techniques and hatches to the history and seasons of the region. Kirk has compiled a useful companion for the Smokies. Stackpole/Headwater (August 1, 2014).
  • Top of the Flood: Halfway Through a Fly-Fishing Life by Tosh Brown is an honest and good-humored reflection on a fly fishing life. In this memoir, Brown chronicles 40 years of fly fishing and travel, everywhere from Alaska to the Amazon. With illustrations by Paul Puckett. Departure Publishing LLC; First edition (July 21, 2014).
  • Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do by by Wallace J. Nichols examines why humans are drawn to water. Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience, Nichols also weaves in personal stories from athletes, scientists, veterans and artists, illustrating the importance of our connection to and with water. Little, Brown and Company; 1 edition (July 22, 2014).
  • A Tale of Two Rivers by Ronald F. Lasko  is a combination of practical instruction and advice, as well as personal stories. Lasko accompanies his words with photos and watercolor illustrations inspired from fly fishing his homewaters, Cape Cod’s Quashnet and Mashpee rivers. Schiffer Publishing (June 28, 2013).