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Old 10-10-2021, 08:32 AM
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Default The Best Fly Fishing Books You Should Read

Fly Fishing Books recommendation by Barry Ord Clarke
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Old 10-10-2021, 10:53 AM
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Thanks for sharing.
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Cool. I’ll read a couple. Thank You.
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Old 10-10-2021, 01:27 PM
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There was a similar thread a year or two back. Maybe not on this forum though. I used that thread and my own searches to come up with a short list:

Trout Bum - Gierach
A River Never Sleeps - Haig-Brown
The River Why - Duncan
The Longest Silence - McGuane

Winter reading. Just started on the first one.
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Anything by John Gierach and Roderick Haig-Brown are worth reading. For more flyfishing technique based reading, The Gilly is indispensable.
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Old 10-11-2021, 10:54 AM
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FF books should be decided into various groups:

1) Technique
2) Damn good writing
3) Fly Tying
4) Building FF equipment
5) Ecology, Environment, Stream Rehab.

Which sub-set interests you?


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Old 10-11-2021, 11:52 AM
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Technique - the Practical Fly Fisherman by A.J. McClane
- Selective Trout by Swisher/Richards
- The Orvis Series now on video
Damn Good Writing/humour - Anything by John Geirach, Robert Traver or Roger McManus
Fly Tying - The Fly Tiers Bedside Reference by Keeson/Schollmeter
- Hatches by Caucci/Nastasi
- and lots of others
Building FF equipment
- Master Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod by Garrison/Carmichael
- Tackle Craft by C. Boyd Pfeiffer
Ecology/Environment/Stream Rehad.
- Community Fisheries Involvement Program Field Manual - Ministry of Natural Resources - Ontario
- How to fish from top to bottom by Sid W. Gordon
- The Stream Conservation Handbook by J. Michael Miguel
- The Ecology of Running Waters by H.B.N . Hynes

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Old 10-11-2021, 01:27 PM
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Technique - the Practical Fly Fisherman by A.J. McClane
- Selective Trout by Swisher/Richards
- The Orvis Series now on video
Damn Good Writing/humour - Anything by John Geirach, Robert Traver or Roger McManus
Fly Tying - The Fly Tiers Bedside Reference by Keeson/Schollmeter
- Hatches by Caucci/Nastasi
- and lots of others
Building FF equipment
- Master Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod by Garrison/Carmichael
- Tackle Craft by C. Boyd Pfeiffer
Ecology/Environment/Stream Rehad.
- Community Fisheries Involvement Program Field Manual - Ministry of Natural Resources - Ontario
- How to fish from top to bottom by Sid W. Gordon
- The Stream Conservation Handbook by J. Michael Miguel
- The Ecology of Running Waters by H.B.N . Hynes
Great resource, thanks Don
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I haven't read most of them (yet). Are you sure it isn't Patrick McManus not Roger McManus. I have read all of his and he is definitely one of the better humorists about fishing and outdoors
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Old 10-11-2021, 03:22 PM
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I haven't read most of them (yet). Are you sure it isn't Patrick McManus not Roger McManus. I have read all of his and he is definitely one of the better humorists about fishing and outdoors
You are right. Patrick it is. Memory is fadin……


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