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New Fly Fishing Books

Fear of Fly Fishing: Do Trout Exist? And Other Facts of Reel Life by Jack Ohman is a lighthearted look at one of America’s favorite pastimes from Ohman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist. With over 50 black and white cartoons—newly colorized—Ohman … more

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“The Feather Thief”

Kirk Wallace Johnson’s The Feather Thief was published in April 2018, and has since generated many conversations both in and out of the fly fishing community. Two recent highlights are Episode 654, “The Feather Heist,” of This American Life, and … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

The Habits of Trout: And Other Unsolved Mysteries by Tim Schulz is a fine new collection of essays from a Michigan author and angler. Schulz’s generous writing spins experience on the water into larger life lessons of love, family, and … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Artful Profiles of Trout, Char, and Salmon and the Classic Flies That Catch Them: Tips, Tactics, and Advice on Taking Our Favorite Gamefish by Dave Whitlock and Emily Whitlock is a collection of articles spanning Dave’s career, covering topics such … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Flyfisher’s Guide to Northwest Montana’s Mountain Lakes by Michael L. Raether is an essential guide for any angler fishing the high country of northwestern Montana. This book covers angling opporthe Bitterroot Range, the Thompson River Drainage, the Vermillion River drainage, … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

A Fly Fisher’s Sixty Seasons: True Tales of Angling Adventures by Steve Raymond is a witty and heartfelt, look back at the author’s over half a century of fly fishing and writing. “Raymond takes the opportunity to write passionately about … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Tying and Fishing Deer Hair Flies: 50 Patterns for Trout, Bass, and Other Species by Tim Jacobs is a complete guide to selecting, handling, and tying with deer hair. The book covers patterns for species including trout, bass, and musky, … more

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Review of “The Feather Thief”

A new book, The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson, looks at “the natural history heist of the century.” The book centers around the crime committed when Edwin Rist stole rare bird specimens from the British Museum of Natural History for … more

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Interview with Thomas McGuane

March marks the release of a new collection of short stories from Thomas McGuane. Callan Wink sits down with the author to talk about Montana, early years in the Florida Keys, his friendship with Jim Harrison, and balancing outdoor pursuits … more

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New Fly Fishing Books

Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Backcountry by Bruce Staples is a must-have guidebook for fishing opportunities in the Greater Yellowstone Area. “ In addition to full color photographs of the destinations, the author includes essential information for each stream or … more

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