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Entries in fly fishing books (38)


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)


Haunting waters: Famous Maclean fishing holes remain elusive

Founder and executive director of the Big Blackfoot Riverkeeper Jerry O’Connell searches for the Maclean family fishing spots from “A River Runs Through It.”

LINK (via: The Montana Standard)


Let My People Go Fishing

This new book by Yvon Chouinard, Craig Mathews, and Mauro Mazzo, reveals the best way to catch trout: simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. It teaches how to discover where the fish are and what they are feeding on, then demonstrates techniques to present a fly, make it look life-like, and hook the fish.

"Simple Fly Fishing: Techniques for Tenkara and Rod & Reel" will be available from Patagonia Books in spring 14.


Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans

After three years of on-water "research" and hundreds of hours banging away on the computer, Jerry Darkes's first book, Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans is on the market. This is the first-ever, comprehensive look at fly fishing IN the Great Lakes.  All five Great Lakes are reviewed along with Lake St. Clair and various connecting waters.  Both warmwater and cloldwater fish species are covered with the techniques and equipment needed to catch them.  There are also over 160 fly patterns presented with recipes for Great Lakes use.



The book is held in such high regard by anglers that is still being published today

An incredibly rare 170-year-old book credited with transforming fishing from a gentleman’s hobby into a nationwide phenomenon has emerged for sale.

The 48-page folio was published by tackle dealer William Blacker in 1842 and went on to become one of the most definitive guides to fly fishing.

LINK (via: The Daily Mail)