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Entries in fly fishing books (42)


An Angler Looks at 50

To celebrate his upcoming 50th birthday, Tosh Brown is releasing a new fly-fishing book in July that follows a wobbly timeline of fish, people, and places that he's encountered over the years. 


In the meantime Tosh is looking for some old geezer jokes.


The Patagonia School of Fly Fishing

In a new book book, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard evangelizes his, "the more you know, the less you need philosophy. 

For someone with a vested interest in selling goods for exploring the great outdoors, Yvon Chouinard, the owner and founder of the outdoor-apparel company Patagonia, takes a surprisingly stripped-down approach to one of his favorite pastimes. "Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish," he writes in "Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel."

LINK (via: The Wall Street Journal)

The centerpiece of the book launch is Patagonia's Simple Fly Fishing kit that comes with everything needed to get started: a tenkara-style fly fishing rod, box of flies, line and leader, quick set-up guide and a copy of the book. Throughout the month of April, Patagonia stores will host casting clinics and book signings with Patagonia Provisions tastings in the following areas: Ventura, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Seattle, Portland, Boulder, Denver, St. Paul, Dillon, Chicago, Freeport, Austin and Salt Lake City.

A portion of the proceeds from the book, which can be purchased separately, will be donated to various conservation organizations.


There is nothing so pathetic... a small stream trout specialist on a tough bonefish flat. 

- James Babb from River Music: A Fly Fisher's Four Seasons. 


All Fishermen Are Liars

In addition to a starring role in one of the 2014 F3T films, and cameo in another, John Geirach is soon to be out with a new book.

In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels across North America from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Maritimes to seek out quintessential fishing experiences. Whether he's fishing a busy stream or a secluded lake amid snow-capped mountains, Gierach insists that fishing is always the answer-even when it's not clear what the question is. All Fishermen Are Liars covers fishing topics large and small: the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly; fishing in the Presidential Pools previously fished by the first President George Bush; and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking downpour. ("At this point someone is required to say, 'You know, there are people who wouldn't think this is fun.'")
Gierach may occasionally lose a fish, but he never loses his passion for fishing or his sense of humor.

In conjunction with the April book launch Geirach will also be embarking on a multi city book signing tour.


Portait of a Fly Fishing Legend

Bill Schaadt was one of the most prolific anglers and unique individuals to ever cast a fly line in California's North Coast rivers. Arguably one of the greatest anglers that ever lived, Bill was a legend long before he passed away in 1995, and anglers who knew Bill still talk about him today as if he were just around the next bend.       

Now, in a beautiful tribute to this amazing individual is a collection of fascinating tales as told by 30 of his friends - those who had the unforgettable experience of fishing with him. With 208 pages, and over 100 pictures in full color, this hard-cover book spans the forty years that Bill fished - 1955 to 1995. These were the "heyday" years of steelhead and salmon fishing on the West Coast, and Bill's passing may well have marked the end of that era.             

I Know Bill Schaadt is available in a hard-cover Regular Edition or a special, Limited Edition of just 150 copies. The Limited Edition comes with a beautiful matching slipcase and will be personally numbered and signed by the author, Ben Taylor.



Howells: The Bamboo Rods and Fly Fishing Legacy of Gary H. Howells 

Howells: the Bamboo Rod & Fly Fishing Legacy of Gary H. Howells by Joseph H. Beelart, Jr. is the saga of an American master craftsman whose bamboo fly rods are among the finest ever built.  It speaks of a man who transcended craft into art.  But this book is more than Howells life-long devotion to bamboo rods and fly fishing.  It is a memory of a wide San Francisco and Montana fly fishing circle during the last half of the 20th century. 

LINK (via:Idaho State Journal)