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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...

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.

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...