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Books

Book: "America's Bountiful Waters"

Author Craig Springer released this book last year, titled America's Bountiful Waters. The book is meant to commemorate 150 years of fisheries conservation within the United States Fish & Wildlife Service. You can read more about the book, and order it, here.

Book Review: "The Orvis Guide to the Essential American Flies"

I had the opportunity to get an advance copy of Tom Rosenbauer's latest book, The Orvis Guide to the Essential American Flies. It's a comprehensive, wonderful fly tying manual that should be a staple on anyone's tying desk. Read the review here.

New "Simple Fly Fish" Book Released

Authors Mike Canino and Cameron Buglione are back at it with another entry in the Simple Fly Fish book series. The new book is Simple Streamer Fishing to Trout in Rivers & Streams. As the title suggests, the authors try to break down fishing streamers into concepts beginners and experts alike can relate with. You can read more about this book here.

Book Review: "An Alaska Flyfisher's Odyssey"

Daniel Hoffman is best known in Alaska for the time he spent serving as the chief of police in Fairbanks - a tough job, to say the least. But Hoffman is an avid fly fisher, and recently wrote a memoir about his efforts to "seek a life of a drag-free drift." David James, of Anchorage Daily News, did a great job reviewing this book. You can read the review...

Background on 'Home Waters'

Brett French - the Montana Untamed editor for the Billings Gazette  - recently published an interview with John Maclean, son of Norman Maclean and author of the new book Home Waters.  John gives some fantastic, new insight into the classic story behind A River Runs Through It.  Read the interview here.

Book Review: "Fishing Through the Apocalypse"

Matthew L. Miller, the editor for the Nature Conservancy, recently saw his book Fly Fishing Through the Apocalypse published in paperback by Lyons Press. The book might sound like a recap of fishing during the pandemic, but it's not. The book is instead a collection of insightful conservation-related fishing stories that you should read. You can read the...

New Mexico Fishing Guidebook Released

Longtime New Mexico guide and founder of Taos Fly Shop Taylor Streit has a new book out on fly fishing the Land of Enchantment. The book spills the beans on the most important thing to know about fishing New Mexico - land access. I haven't fished or hunted in New Mexico for that reason, but Streit's book will likely change that. Read more of the review of...

Book Review: "Fly Fishing Russia"

Ryan Peterson recently wrote this interesting feature on Dr. Mikhail "Misha" Skopets, and his recent book Fly Fishing Russia: The Far East.  The book sounds fascinating, but Skopets is the real star of it. He's a true adventurer in every sense of the word, and Fly Fishing Russia is now on my must-read list of fishing books. Read the story here.

Book Review: 'The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing'

Jane Bamham, of Asheville, North Carolina, recently reviewed Mark Kurlansky's new book The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing for the Bowling Green Daily News. The review is a solid, honest look at Kurlansky's latest work, which was released in March of this year. Read the review here.

Companion Book to "A River Runs Through It"

When I saw this excerpt from Home Waters in Field & Stream, I was pretty surprised. I didn't know there was a companion to A River Runs Through It in the works. This book, written by Norman Maclean's son John, chronicles his relationship with fly fishing, his father, and the Big Blackfoot River. This excerpt is fantastic, and has me eagerly...