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"The Essential Mo"

Trout School tells the story of how Mo Bradley was part of a small group of dedicated fly fishers who in the 1960s developed new tactics for taking Kamloops trout in the dry, central plateau region of British Columbia. One cold December night, Mo called me in Vancouver from his home in Kamloops. It was just after Christmas and he was checking in. He was his...

New Fly Fishing Books

Fly Fishing for Bonefish by Dick Brown is a great guide by an experienced angler. Brown “offers keen advice for successful bonefishing – both his insights and those of other experts such as Lefty Kreh, Ben Estes, and Stu Apte. He also analyzes the use of numerous flies, telling which patterns work best and when, and details superb bonefishing...

Book Review - "Moving Water: Reflections of an Artist"

In my perfect dream, I’m sitting in a rocker on the porch of a farmhouse. My legs are raised. With my ankles crossed, the heels of my boots lean against the porch railing. My companion of twelve years, a black Lab named Buck, lies beside the rocker. His big head is cradled on the top of paws mottled with gray. Set between two spruce notches, my eight-foot...

Yvon Chouinard on "Simple Fly Fishing"

Newly revised and updated, with more stories, more secrets, more flies, book trailer for Yvon Chouinard’s best-selling book on tenkara. We now have a limited number of signed copies of Simple Fly Fishing Revised Second Edition: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel in the MIDCURRENT Store.  Each book is signed by all three authors: Yvon Chouinard...

Top Fly Tying Books

Whether you are new to fly tying or have been at it for a while, books can help develop your skills at tying and fly pattern design. In this post Paul Gaskell writes about his tops picks for books to help you at the fly tying desk. Read more via Discover Tenkara.

Book Review: "Fly Fishing the River Styx"

There is a sweet sadness found in Richard Dokey’s newest book of short stories, Fly Fishing The River Styx. Sad, in that most of the stories are written from the perspective of one who is closing in on the end of life’s journey. Sweet, in that one of the few rewards of making it past middle age is the freedom to pretty much say and do what you want...

Peter Heller’s “The River”

The new novel, The River, from Peter Heller is the gripping story of a river trip gone wrong. However, writes Heather Hansman, “Like a lot of backcountry missions, the most compelling parts of the story aren’t necessarily the rapids or the high-risk moves. Instead they’re the quiet moments where Wynn and Jack are coupling their rods together and...

New Fly Fishing Books - March 2, 2019

Trout School: Lessons from a Fly-Fishing Master by Mark Hume is filled with lessons and stories from the author’s time on the water with fishing legend, Mo Bradley. “Drawing from more than twenty years of fishing and friendship, Hume distills the best of Mo’s essential knowledge, including tips and tricks for catching Kamloops trout year-round...

"Brown Trout After Dark"

Leave it to the French to coin a nifty phrase for dusk: entre chien et loup, “between the dog and the wolf,” the transition zone between day and night, between furry family pet Fido and dagger-toothed predator. It’s my handsdown absolute favorite time to be on the river. A sense of mystery hangs over the whole scene. As the sun lowers toward the...