May 22, 2010 at 5:46 am #48161mark shippMember
Whenever I see a reading list for fishing books, outdoors books or just great books, I have to add Goodbye to a River by John Graves. It is a wonderful read!
I am actually reading now..Lefty Kreh’s Presenting the Fly. Casting chapters. Oh Lefty – he makes it seem so easy in his books too.May 24, 2010 at 1:03 pm #48162mick mccorcleMember
I agree about Goodbye to a River!Jun 3, 2010 at 5:52 pm #48163andrew brodMember
Most of the great fly fishing titles have been mentioned, but don’t forget about Dave Ames.Jun 3, 2010 at 5:52 pm #48164andrew brodMember
Most of the great fly fishing titles have been mentioned, but don’t forget about Dave Ames.
1. “A Good Life Wasted: or Twenty Years as a Fishing Guide”
2. “True Love and the Woolly Bugger” both by Dave Ames
Someone may have already mentioned Dave Ames, I did not want to read through 13 pages of replies.Jun 4, 2010 at 1:40 pm #48165dave hoslerMember
Just finished reading “My Life Was This Big” by Lefty Kreh.Jun 8, 2010 at 12:29 am #48166
I must admit that I haven’t searched the entire list of posting to see if this is already up, but I highly recommend “In Hemingway’s Meadow.” It is a collection eighteen Traver Award winning short stories from Fly Rod & Reel. Some are by familiar names like Seth Norman, E. Donnall Thomas and Pete Fromm and some from so not-so-well-knowns. All are wonderful reads.Jul 3, 2010 at 3:45 am #48167gary dodsonMember
I just read The Gordon Macquarrie Sporting Treasury yet again – Delightful – Great StoriesAug 25, 2010 at 2:53 am #48168Shannon DraweMember
“Zipping My Fly” by Rich Tosches – Just about the time you think he’s going to rattle off a page without a joke, BAM, another joke. I was glad to finish that and start on “Inventing Montana” by Ted Leeson.Aug 25, 2010 at 2:56 am #48169dusty montgomeryMember
“Zipping My Fly” by Rich Tosches – Just about the time you think he’s going to rattle off a page without a joke, BAM, another joke. I was glad to finish that and start on “Inventing Montana” by Ted Leeson.
You better send that to me (Leeson) when you are done. I have some books in trade.
D.Sep 6, 2010 at 7:52 am #48170elsielefeMember
Great thread. Thank you guys for your suggestions. Looking forward to
picking up some of these books you’ve suggested.
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Selective Trout, by Swisher and Richards. Very interesting. Changing my thinking, but I’ll never bring a portable, fly-tying kit to a river.
RandySep 10, 2010 at 11:35 pm #48172adam taylorMember
An entertaining read was On the Run by David Dibenedetto chronicling his fishing trip down the eastern seaboard following the striper migration.Sep 29, 2010 at 11:48 pm #48173
A new collection of Harry Middleton stories (previously published in magazines) was just published. It’s “In That Sweet Country” and like anything Harry Middleton wrote, it’s beautifully written and entertaining. You can get it from Little Rivers Fly Shop in Townsend, TN.Nov 14, 2010 at 5:31 pm #48174Shannon DraweMember
Thomas McGuane npr interview -http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=131309158Nov 22, 2010 at 6:43 pm #48175Peter E.Member
Ok wow, you folks might have my reading mapped out for me for awhile.
I read My Life was this Big and other True Fishing Stories by Lefty Kreh and ejoyed the heck out of it.
I am now reading Thomas McGuane’s Ninety-Two in the Shade and enjoying but not as much as Lefty’s book.Nov 27, 2010 at 12:12 am #48176
The best winter reading – at paperback prices – are the two volumes of Traver Award winning fiction from Fly Rod & Reel publishing. All the great writers before they were famous.Nov 27, 2010 at 1:25 am #48177bill heffnerMember
I,m reading “LAST DOG ON THE HILL” by Steve Duno.
It’s another dog story book. I fall for them all the time but I can’t stand the endings.
I’ll get back to fishing stories when I get back from Erie. Maybe I’ll have some to share with everybody. ::)Dec 19, 2010 at 11:56 pm #48178robert bogaskiMember
I just found a really old (and great) used fly rodding for bass book from 1946 called BASS FISHING by Jim Gasque. It’s all about stream bass and the fly rod. I never knew there was a book like this from that far back.
I’m also reading Driving on the Rim by Thomas McGuane. This one’s a new novel, but there’s some fishing scenes in it.Dec 21, 2010 at 2:32 am #48179makovMember
This has been a very educational thread.Feb 8, 2011 at 5:44 am #48180Jeff SmithMember
Can I revive this thread?
How about “Summer’s Salmon” by A. Rusty Rat.
I usually read it each winter. Nothing like an “R” rated fly fishing book to warm the frozen soul in winter.
On a serious note, I am working my way through The Dry Fly by Gary LaFontaine. Next on my list is Tying and Fishing The Riffling Hitch by Art Lee.
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