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Books

New John Gierach Book Slated for Publication

John Gierach has had a profound influence on my writing career. In 2018, I had the chance to fish with him and Bob White for a few days, and it was a rare treat I'll never forget. John's new book, Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers, is due out April 21, 2020. Part of the publisher's description for the new book reads, "Lifelong fisherman though he...

New Fly Fishing Books, December 7, 2019

365 Fly-Fishing Tips for Trout, Bass, and Panfish by Skip Morris is a year’s worth of practical tips for targeting trout, large and smallmouth bass, and panfish from streams and lakes in an easy-to-read format. Tips include info on casting, finding fish, rigs and strategies for using them, techniques, the right tackle, knots, hooking, playing and landing...

Tenkara Today

In a new episode of Ask About Fly Fishing Internet Radio, listen to Morgan Lyle talk about Tenkara. “When tenkara fly-fishing was introduced in the United States in 2009, Morgan Lyle was one of the first American journalists to cover it. Morgan’s new book, chronicles the first decade of tenkara in the U.S., featuring in-depth interviews with leaders of...

New Fly Fishing Books

A Twitch Upon the Thread: Writers on Fishing by Jon Day is an anthology of fishing writing ranging from medieval times to the present. Featuring the writing of Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Ota Pavel, Arthur Ransome, George Orwell, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Elizabeth Bishop, and dozens more. “The best fishing writing is never really about fishing, or...

New Fly Fishing Books - October 11, 2019

Tying Bugs: The Complete Book of Poppers, Sliders, and Divers for Fresh and Salt Water by Kirk Dietrich is a comprehensive tying book covering poppers, divers, and sliders.  The book “includes over 400 detailed step by steps for traditional patterns such as Lefty’s Bug and the Sneaky Pete, as well as new and innovative patterns tied with the latest...

New Fly Fishing Books - Sept. 2

Western Waters: Fly-Fishing Memories and Lessons From Twelve Rivers by Tom Alkire is a collection of essays about well-known (and some not-so-well-known) Western waters. “From rainforest rivers to desert rivers, from tidal rivers to those along the Continental Divide, the author has waded and fished these waters over the decades. Along with his fishing...

Brook Trout and Beaver Ponds

Read a book excerpt from Bob Mallard’s new book, Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them, in this post on the Orvis blog. “With the exception of small freestone streams, no type of aquatic habitat is more identified with brook trout than beaver ponds,” Mallard writes. “The image of brook trout sipping insects off the...

New Book: "Same River Twice"

Dam removal projects continue to gain momentum and also generate controversy. “Proponents see restored ecosystems and fish runs. Opponents see diminished irrigation water for agriculture and a loss of beloved recreational lakes.” The Same River Twice, a new book by Peter Brewitt, “presents invaluable case studies for scholars of environmental...

New Fly Fishing Books

Squaretail: The Definitive Guide to Brook Trout and Where to Find Them by Bob Mallard is a complete guide book to brook trout. From their history and habitat to tactics and techniques for fishing for them, this book has important information for anglers of all levels of expertise. With a foreword by Ted Williams. Stackpole Books [Hardcover] (July 26, 2019)...

Fifty Women Who Fish

In a recent episode of Ask About Fly Fishing internet radio, author Steve Kantner talks about his new book, Fifty Women Who Fish. “Women are the fastest growing demographic in fly fishing and understanding their interest and joy of fishing is important to the industry. Join us and learn why many of these women have made fly fishing an important part of...