36 posts categorized "Fly Fishing Books"

February 02, 2009

A Steelheader's Way

Lani's new book

 “Lani Waller has drawn on long experience and a deep love of steelhead to write a book that few steelheaders will want to be without.” --Thomas McGuane

“Lani Waller has a passion for these beautiful creatures that comes across on every page. And Bob Hooton brings a thorough approach to the science.” ---Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia, Inc.

“Waller . . . sees, feels, and writes about [steelhead] more deeply and colorfully than any person I know. Beginner or expert, you will not be able to put this book down until you’ve read every single word.” --Dave Whitlock

Steelhead legend Lani Waller covers the essential elements of fishing for trophy steelhead with prose as beautiful and surprising as the fish themselves. The blend of how-to and why-to not only captures the essence of these elusive fish but also uncovers what it takes to consistently bring them to hand. Waller shares his techniques for swinging wets and waking dry flies, including proper approach, presentation, and his favorite fly patterns, both classic and contemporary. Chapters on hunting trophies, equipment, casting, and conservation provide readers with a life’s worth of wisdom learned from his time on the water.

  Waller brings along some of his friends to help contribute to the book. Steelhead expert Bob Hooton’s chapter on steelhead biology is a concise overview of the steelhead’s life cycle, biology, and behavior; artist Dave Hall illustrates Waller’s swinging techniques; and photographer Ken Morrish’s stunning images capture the magic of the fish and the rivers they ascend each year. This all-star cast of steelhead fanatics has created a classic book that honors the fish as well as those who chase them, whether in the Pacific Northwest of United States, the wilderness streams of British Columbia, or the hundreds of tributaries that run into the Great Lakes.


December 09, 2008

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December 04, 2008

Till Death or Fly Fishing Do Us Part


Sending a book to this particular Chum keyboard jockey is a risky proposition.  Such a move can be one of two things - fruitless or a home run.  There really is no in between.  I'm just too damn lazy to read.  But, if by some off chance you can absorb me in less than 5 minutes, you've got yourself a winner.  And that's exactly what this book did.  And, it grabbed Mrs. Rathbun just as quickly. 

Till Death or Fly Fishing do Us Part is a new collection of hilarious essays as much about the ancient pratfalls of the Human condition s to whether men prefer blondes or brown trout. 

The book is in print and you can order it directly from Wild River Press.

November 26, 2008

My Life Was This Big: And Other True Fishing Tales


He maybe old, but at least he looks it.  Find Lefty's new book HERE.

September 15, 2008

The Necronomican of Fly Fishing Books


Bound in bovine flesh and inked in brown trout blood, this limited, collectors Portfolio Exclusive Edition of "The Artist & the Fly Fisher" is now available.  While you won't likely see Bruce Cambell reading this anytime soon, it still looks like a good read for fly junkies.

Only 99 copies - Genuine Australian leather hide - hand bound & debossed - silver foil titles & protective metal corners.  Over 600mm x 350mm in size.  Plates are made from 200gsm Dalton Impress Silk paper from Germany.

This book was commmissioned by the fly fishers who visit and live in the Tasmanian Central Highlands (Australia).  The Joseland Society (rare fly fishing book collectors) in Melbourne requested the production of the Exclusive Edition and have first rights to half the books.   LINK

July 25, 2008




March 06, 2008

Olive the Little Woolly Bugger




Let Olive introduce your small fry to the fly-fishing sport you love.

An astute angler knows that presentation is everything. Now children will get hooked on fly-fishing with the help of Olive and a colorful cast of characters. From earning a coveted spot in The Fly Box to catching a wild trout in The Big Stream, Olive discovers that everyone has a special purpose in life. Featuring eye-catching illustrations, delightful dialogue and kid-friendly facts, Olive will make a big splash with fly-fishing fans everywhere.

America's Fly Lines


Victor R. Johnson's book chronicles the evolution of the modern fly line from its horsehair and silk beginnings. It has detailed profiles of over 40 of the major firms selling fly lines in America from 1816 to date.  LINK

December 18, 2007

Portraits of a Fly-Fishing Landscape


Author John Juracek is a former partner of Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone. LINK

December 06, 2007

Sleep With the Fishes


Three elements make the latest from Wiprud a  laugh-out-loud triumph. - Publishers Weekly

Wiseguy Sid "Sleep" Bifulco doesn't need no stinkin' witness protection program. The mobster-turned-snitch, who always put his victims gently to sleep before whacking them, did his prison time and now has a new rural hideaway and a new avocation: trout fishing in a scenic river valley.  LINK


Wiprud's personal site has a selection of fly fishing articles, fly patterns and tying instructions. LINK

September 07, 2007

The Horror



August 24, 2007

The Gentlemen's Society of Angling


Helped to warm my heart and lighten my load. A wonderful story and reminder of why I fish. - Glenn Brackett


August 15, 2007

What's in your bookcase?



Welcome to An Anglers Bookcase.  We specialize in Signed 1st Printings, Fine Limited Editions, and Rare Deluxe Editions.


July 19, 2007

The Antiquarian Angler


Welcome to Antiquarian Angler Online, your internet bookstore for new, hard to find and out of print books on fish, fishing and related natural history.  LINK

July 02, 2007

Somebody Wrote A Book About My Garage?


Actually it's a book about split bamboo rod making. LINK

June 19, 2007

Wilbert's Royal Book of Fly Fishing Tricks and Secrets


Horribly brilliant!

The master reveals the secrets only know to royalty!

This information was hoarded by the Royal Family and is only being made available to commoners, including you and me right now!


May 08, 2007

The Milne Angling Collection


In the 1960s, Helena & Douglas Milne donated their collection of fishing books, periodicals, artwork and ephemera to the University of New Hampshire. The collection, which now numbers over 3,500 volumes, is particularly rich in materials relating to fly fishing for trout and Atlantic salmon with special emphasis on fishing in New England and eastern Canada.


May 04, 2007



April 05, 2007

Healing the Fisher King


In the tradition of MacLean’s A River Runs Through It and Dodson's Faithful Travelers, the book Healing the Fisher King: A Fly Fisher’s Quest by G. Scott Sparrow, is the story of one man’s fly fishing quest in 1997 to the familiar waters of his childhood  –– to the South Texas, primitive coastal estuary known as the Lower Laguna Madre. 

March 14, 2007

Just in case "Fly Fishing for Dummies" was a bit over your head



February 26, 2007

The Orvis Story


Brands that chose to abandon their outdoor heritage litter the bankruptcy courts and current over saturated retail landscape; can you say Eddie Bauer or Abercrombie and Fitch? Table linens and cabin pajamas aside, you have to give the grand old brand chops for staying true to their sporting heritage.

For thousands of our customers, Orvis represents more than a country lifestyle company. We are an integral part of the history and lore of fly fishing in America.



February 19, 2007

Fly Fishing in Middle Earth


Three Flies for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Fly to rule them all, One Fly to find them,
One Fly to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.


February 01, 2007

The Guide and the CEO


A struggling fishing guide experiences a problematic yet enlightening encounter with a difficult client in Detweiler's (Tree of Life) latest, a story about a strange battle of wills that begins when businessman Sean Boldt takes a day off from his ongoing merger negotiations to head for the Rockies, hiring Rick Tamerlin to show him the best trout spots.


January 24, 2007

Landing the Biggest Trout of Your Life


Landon Mayer's new book is scheduled for release next month and his DVD release of the same name is also ready for prime time.  LINK

View the DVD trailer VIA Mad Trout Media  LINK

January 10, 2007

The Blood Knot


Galligan's rewarding if grim second fly-fishing mystery (after 2003's The Nail Knot) offers an emotionally tortured protagonist, Ned Oglivie (aka Dog), and a clan of misfits and survivors worthy of Faulkner, the Kussmauls, who coexist uneasily with each other and their Amish neighbors in remote Avalanche, Wis. Searching for oblivion on a three-year fishing trip and suffering from a vicious beaver bite, Dog is tramping through the woods one morning when he sees 10-year-old Deuce Kussmaul fire his kid-sized .22 into the body of "barn lady" Annie Adams lying in a stream. (Annie liked to paint pictures of barns.) After Deuce's mother, Eve, who's a banned Amish and a meth-user, treats Dog's beaver bite, he agrees to try to prove her son didn't kill Annie. The author brilliantly draws the Snopes-like Kussmauls while writing with flair and passion about fly-fishing, art and fate.  VIA Amazon  LINK

January 03, 2007

The Best Fly Fishing Trips Money Can Buy


Some very helpful info if you're preparing to throw down for that trip of a lifetime. Wonder if the guys who wrote this book have to "buy" their fly fishing trips? 

Preview it here:  LINK

The companion guide.  LINK

December 27, 2006

Master the Cast


I got the idea for this book after reading the late Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf. I've never picked up a golf club in my life, but you don't have to be a golfer to understand Hogan's book is a small masterpiece. In Five Lessons, Hogan did not address the game of golf as such; rather, he focused on what he considered the most important aspect of the game: building a repeating swing.

It struck me that no such book on the market did for fly casting what Ben Hogan's book did for golf--so I've attempted to create one. 

LINK VIA: White Mouse Fly Fishing

For all you duffers out there.  LINK

December 14, 2006

A Kid's Guide to Flyfishing


All you fly-fishing experts out there who haven't quite gotten around to putting all that knowledge into a book, consider this: Tyler Befus already is working on his second. This doesn't sound unusual until one considers that Befus is all of 8 years old and his first book, recently released by Boulder-based Johnson Books, appears on its way to becoming an instant hit. VIA The Denver Post LINK

December 04, 2006

Fly Fishing Pioneers and Legends of the Northwest


A compilation of 23 columns by Jack Berryman that have appeared in Northwest Fly Fishing over the last six years.


October 25, 2006

Fishing With My Old Guy

Sounds like a fun read.

On this trip, though, the goal was to catch the biggest brook (i.e., speckled) trout in the world, to best the record 14 pounds. But nature was against them, with an unrelenting, freezing wind, lots of rain and at least one ice storm. The terrain, too, was hostile and the engine on their boat uncooperative. Everything went badly, leaving this humorous account the only bright spot in their quest.  VIA Amazon  LINK

October 18, 2006

River Girls

Order the Book!

River Girls is a book in which four girls, just like you, each tell the story of how they began fly fishing and why they think you should give it a try.  Besides their stories, there's lots of information and comments from the girls on how to get started, the gear and how to use it, places to go fly fishing, illustrations of how to cast, pictures of girls out enjoying fly fishing, and much more. LINK

September 19, 2006

Best New FF Books


VIA Flyfish.com LINK

September 01, 2006

Fish hard and read hard


The Olympian reviews FISH: 77 Great Fish of North America and for you locals, the Washington State Fishing Guide.

We won't talk about the boring, useless stuff, but there are two new books that should be in your collection. 


June 01, 2006

Heading to B.C.?


Art Lingren's second book on the flies of British Columbia, Contemporary Fly Patterns of British Columbia, (Frank Amato Publications) will make a valuable addition to the flyfisher's library. LINK

You can order it here....LINK

May 30, 2006

Get the Net!


The Crazed Fly Fisherman's Catalog by Jack Ohman.

The author of the best-selling Fear of Fly Fishing and Fishing Bass Ackwards strikes again with a no-holds-barred look at the techno-madness of modern fly fishing and gadgetry equipment.  LINK

March 07, 2006

Fishy tale from a small town


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