The Library of the University of British Columbia has an excellent collection of books on angling and fly-fishing, known as the Harry Hawthorn Collection. At present it totals more than 1800 books, including many rare and valuable items.
Highlights of the collection. LINK
Casting a Spell is much more than a book about the history and making of bamboo fly rods. It is a story about a bygone era and craft that somehow manages to survive in the present day world of corporate marketing. LINK
There's more than trout dying at Whitefork Lodge, and Max is in over his waders. LINK
By Jimmy D. Moore
Bury me with my fly rod and my streamside
kit so I can fish as I go down the River Styx.
If the Styx is cold, there'll be trout. If it's hot,
Well, you figure it out.
Loon Lake, Wisconsin's newly appointed Chief of Police, Lewellyn Ferris, is a tough-as-nails crime fighter and a fly fishing wonder. And when she reels in a dead body, she gets an opportunity to put all her talents to work.... LINK
Gawd Thurston! Is that a first edition of Fly Fishing by Sir Edward Grey?
The Flyfisher’s Classic Library produce facsimile copies of some of the greatest books on flyfishing of all times written by famous angling authors such as Arthur Ransome, Harry Plunket Greene, Frederic Halford and G E M Skues. Produced to the highest standards, our books are quarter or fully bound in leather with marbled or coloured endpapers, head and tail bands, silk marker ribbons and slipcases. LINK
The Finnegans Wake Society of New York is pleased to number among its members Robert H. Boyle, the founder of Riverkeeper and the Hudson River Foundation, and author of The Hudson River: A Natural and Unnatural History.
He is also the originator of the theory that Finnegans Wake is actually about fly-fishing, or at least that this is an important subtext. He has given a paper to the Joyce Society on this subject, and recently had a piece, below, in the New York Times Book Review which detailed his unusual, but perhaps surprisingly convincing, view -- especially to fellow anglers. LINK
Me and DJD hold a pic of our pal Sheahan with a Beavis and Butthead rainbow.
The downside of being the author of a modern classic is that it keeps trying to pull you away from your writing desk. In the two decades since David James Duncan’s "The River Why" was published, he’s lost track of how many hundreds of times he’s left home to give talks about it.
"I’ve tried to pull back," Duncan says. "I have 1,500 pages of fiction in four boxes, three novels and some novellas. I like ‘em all. It’s time to finish them."
The book has been the top-selling title at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Medford for the past two weeks.
Via The Mail Tribune LINK