Fly Fishing Literature
In addition to writing my own book, “The Ramblings of an Aging Angler”, I am an avid reader of the fly fishing literature. Fortunately, the fly fishing literature offers the largest volume of sporting literature, and provides many hours of pleasant and informative reading. I find it fascinating to explore the older writings, and relive the development of our sport of fly fishing.
In the category “Fly Fishing Literature”, I have included many older books as well as current writings. I hope they will help expand our readers appetite for the history of our sport.
“Ramblings” is a reflection of the author’s journey from novice to expert fly fisherman. While ultimately it is a “how to” book, most of the information is conveyed through personal stories to which fly fishers will easily relate, as they will have encountered similar dilemmas and searched for solutions while on the stream. It is further enhanced with frequent reference to the robust fly fishing literature, providing additional insights, as the same dilemmas have been faced by fly fishermen for centuries. There are nearly one hundred photographs, and several hyperlinks to short video clips. The target audience is the intermediate fly fisher, looking for a better understanding of trout behavior and their waters in order to improve his/her “game”.
"Tactical Fly Fishing", by Devin Olsen, is the latest book by a member of the Fly Fishing Team USA. Like ...Read More
Another of my favorite author’s is Charles E. Brooks. He hales from an earlier era, and wrote several books, two ...Read More
Ernest Schwiebert is probably my favorite fly fishing author. He began fly fishing at the age of eight. During his ...Read More
In “Moving Water”, Dave Hall, fly fisher, author and artist, combines his talents to reflect upon experiences along his life-long ...Read More
I recently found another book written by one of my favorite fly- fishing authors, Leonard M. Wright, Jr. Its title ...Read More
Anyone interested in the history of fly fishing should give "The Fly", by Dr. Andrew Herd, a read. He covers ...Read More
Trout spend the majority of their time feeding subsurface, specifically on nymphs. Thus serious trout fishermen strive to become better ...Read More
"Finding Trout in all Conditions" is a recent publication (2016) by Boots Allen. In it, he attempts to remove some ...Read More
The warm weather and waters in Montana this summer have limited the trout-fishing opportunities recently. So I perused my library ...Read More
Halford and Skues- both, legendary fly fishers and authors in a time gone by. Like many fly fishers who angle for ...Read More
It's wintertime, a historic blizzard blew through last week, and days fit for fly fishing seem few and far between ...Read More
Winter Musings It’s early winter here in the Virginia piedmont, and the fall drought has finally ended. Our streams are ...Read More
For any who were hoping that this article would be about a forgotten or overlooked trout stream, a paradise for ...Read More