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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.

Book Review: "The Classic Sporting Art of Bob White"

I've been lucky to know Bob White for a few years now, and I've loved his art far longer than that. So, when I had the chance to review his new book, The Classic Sporting Art of Bob White, I jumped at the chance. The book is a surprisingly open, welcoming journey through Bob's painting process, fly fishing career, and the stories behind some of his most...

Homosassa, Tarpon, and Baseball Bats

Another excerpt this morning from Monte Burke's new book "Lords of the Fly," this one highlighting another colorful character from the late 20th century tarpon fishing circuit. "Erra’s rod and the horizontal pipe on the cross were washed away in a storm shortly after they were erected. The vertical PVC pipe is still there, though. It shoots up from...

Think Like a Fish

This fun story comes to us courtesy of the Sante Fe New Mexican, and details the release of Anthony Atwell's new book Fly Fish Mindset. The book discusses, among other topics, how Atwell has learned to "think" like a fish. It's an interesting premise, and this article makes the book sound like it's worth reading.

Book Review: "Watershed" by Cameron Scott

I don't often go out of my way to read poetry, which is a bit odd given that I'm just finishing up a degree in English Education. I prefer the narrative works of Thomas McGuane and John Gierach to poetry. Well, most of the time, I do. Then Cameron Scott sent me a copy of Watershed (Alice Greene & Co., $16.00, paperback) and remembered how much I...

Book Review: Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers

John Gierach's latest book Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers has been out for a few weeks now, and it was recently reviewed David Keene for The Washington Times.  Keene's review is an interesting take on Gierach's writing, but worth reading if you're not sure about adding Gierach's latest to your collection.

"Moving Water"

Outdoors artist Dave Hall recently published a new book entitled Moving Water: An Artist's Reflections on Fly Fishing, Friendship, and Family. The book won the 2019 Best Book Award from the Outdoor Writers Association of America and features gorgeous, full-color prints of Hall's paintings, along with stories by Hall himself. Take a look at the book, and...

Book Review: The Adventurer's Son

Recently, the renowned Alaskan adventurer Roman Dial published a book about this disappearance of his son Cody. Cody disappeared in 2014 in Costa Rica, and his remains were found in 2016. The book is an absolute must-read for anyone in the outdoors world.

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...