Entries in fly fishing books (23)
In this excerpt from Slate's weekly sports podcast, Hang Up and Listen, host Josh Levin takes a humorous look at fly fishing themed mystery novels.
The History of Fly Fishing (originally published as The Fly) has been completely revised, rephotographed and greatly expanded to 440 full-colour pages. This lavishly illustrated work charts the development of fly fishing from humble beginnings to the modern day. The text of the new edition includes an extra 42,000 words, greatly expanding and updating the original and adds many completely new subjects - for example the history of fly tying equipment, the story of fish stocking and much more about the history of fly fishing in America. Additional volumes, Trout Fly Patterns 1496-1916 and Salmon Fly Patterns 1774-1914, will soon be available, listing thousands of fly dressings dating from medieval times to the beginning of the twentieth century.
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The Bookfinder puts out an annual list of the 100 most sought-after out-of-print titles in America. Coming in at number 17, right behind Fast Times at Ridgement High, is Fly Fishing: Memories of Angling Days by JR Hartley. At number 64 is The Lovely Reed: An Enthusiasts Guide to Building Bamboo Fly Rods by Jack Howell.
This film chronicles a year on the road with Pete McDonald and Tosh Brown while they were shooting photos and gathering content for their new coffee table book, The Blitz, Fly Fishing The Atlantic Migration.
Disclaimer: this entire production was shot on a cheap-ass camcorder that fits in a shirt pocket. It ate about 50 pounds of AA batteries during this odyssey and died of saltwater sickness about two weeks after their last shoot.
Order a copy of The Blitz - $5 per copy is going select groups that are fighting to restore and sustain striped bass.