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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...

New Fly Fishing Books

Catching Yellowstone's Wild Trout: A Fly-Fishing History and Guide by Chris Hunt is the history of Yellowstone’s native fish, from Arctic grayling to cutthroat trout. Hunt, a journalist and experienced angler, “crafts both a guide and homage to Yellowstone's iconic and wild trout.” With a foreword by Mike Sepelak. The History Press [Paperback] (June...

New Fly Fishing Books

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing by Kirk Deeter and Charlie Meyers is now available as an audiobook, narrated by Scott R. Pollak. Since its original print publication, The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing has become a classic, offering “a simple, digestible primer on the basic elements of fly fishing: the cast, presentation, reading water, and selecting...

Top Ten Books for Anglers

From novels and essays to tactics and techniques, Nicole Qualtieri outlines the top ten books every angler should read. “Fishing stories are as old as the rivers that hold ’em. We’ve collected some of our favorite fishing books to fill the time when you’re away from the water.” Read more via Gear Junkie.

Kirk Wallace Johnson Talks “The Feather Thief”

When Kirk Wallace Johnson returned from Baghdad after work with the U.S. Agency for International Development, fighting on behalf of Iraqis who had become refugees as a result of their work alongside America during the war, “Fly-fishing became his escape from the harrowing stress of these real-life realities,” writes Alesha Damerville. “And that’s...

Excerpt from "Catching Yellowstone’s Wild Trout"

In this post, read an excerpt from Chris Hunt’s new book, Catching Yellowstone’s Wild Trout: A Fly-fishing Guide and History. “In Yellowstone, nearly every small stream you see as it either parallels a road or crosses under one is potentially fishy. Just because you don’t see other anglers fishing these waters doesn’t mean they aren’t worth...

Books Every Angler Should Read

Fly fishing has a long history of great literature. In this article, Spencer Durrant outlines six book every angler should read. From Gierach and McGuane to Marinaro and LaFontaine. Read more via Hatch Magazine.

"Catching Yellowstone’s Wild Trout," a New Book by Chris Hunt

This spring, a new book looks at the history of Yellowstone’s wild trout, as well as offers a detailed guide on how to fish for them. Catching Yellowstone’s Wild Trout by Chris Hunt, described as “both a guide and homage,” will be published June 17, 2019. Read more in the press release below. Catching Yellowstone’s Wild Trout: A Fly-Fishing...

McGuane on "The Misadventures of an Angler"

An essay from Thomas McGuane’s The Longest Silence was recently published on LitHub. In “The Misadventures of an Angler,” McGuane writes about the beauty and absurdity of fly fishing. “We are offended by cheating in sports because it is an attempt to make sports predictable. We’ve all experienced predictable fishing: it’s not interesting. At...

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...