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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...

Thomas McGuane and Debut Novelist Eric Johnson to Join in Live Streaming Event

At 6PM PST on May 25, Thomas McGuane and Eric M. Johnson, author of the new novel "Whenever a Happy Thing Falls," which we recently excerpted, will meet in a live streaming event to share their struggles and triumphs on the path to following their own dreams. Tickets ($5) can be purchased here. "Following Your Dreams in a Material World" One thing that...

Author David Coggins's New Book "The Optimist"

Writing for The New Yorker, Charles McGrath offers a brief profile of author David Coggins, whose new book "The Optimist" just hit store shelves. "Like a lot of fly fishermen, Coggins believes in a sort of hierarchy of difficulty or purity. Ideally, you want a trout to rise up and snatch a dry fly drifting on top of the water. If that doesn’t work, you...

Fly Fishing with the Author of "The Optimist"

David Coggins ' new book, The Optimist, comes out this week, and details some of his adventures from a lifetime of fly fishing. The New Yorker magazine did a story on Coggins, about a day spent fishing with the author. It's an interesting glimpse inside the life of a fly fishing writer. Read the story here.

Virtual Event With Author Mark Kurlansky

On Thursday, March 11th at 6:30 PM Central Time, join The Book Stall for an evening with Mark Kurlansky, author of Cod and Salt, as he discusses his new nonfiction work, The Unreasonable Virtue of Fly Fishing. He'll be joined by beloved bookseller Jon Grand, himself an avid fisherman. This online event is free. Register HERE. About the Book: Fly...

Book Review: "Fly Fishing for Freshwater Striped Bass"

I've recently had the pleasure to read through Henry Cowen's newest book Fly Fishing for Freshwater Striped Bass. It's an incredibly in-depth guide to fishing for "sodium-free stripers" and a book that is likely to really kick the striper fishing scene into high gear. You can read the review of the book here.

Book Review: "Casting Forward" by Steve Ramirez

I recently had the pleasure of reading a fantastic new fishing book by Steve Ramirez. Casting Forward details the story of Ramirez as he and his daughter navigate a tough year of life together, doing so by fly fishing through the Texas Hill Country. You can read the review here.

Oklahoma Angler Turns Fishing Journal into Book

I kept a fishing journal religiously for a few years, then I quit in 2020 because, well - it's 2020. Tom Friedmann, of Oklahoma, though, didn't quit. In fact, he's turned his fishing journals into a book, per this fun article from The Oklahoman.  Read the full article here.