This is what we read, season after season . . .
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This is all gear that we’ve used extensively and believe in. This is what we fish with, season after season.
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Below are some of our favorite fly fishing books. These are the pages that we revisit, time and again. Because at every pass, we learn something new. A good book is like that. You can’t process everything on the first reading, because you simply aren’t ready for it.
These are the books that we’ve loaned to our friends and shared. Because every one of these books will be with us until the end. At which point, a stack of papers and hardcovers will show the makings of a man — of a fisherman.
Trout Tactics — Joe Humphreys
Simply the best book on trout fishing. Humphreys covers it all. This is the kind of book you learn from every time you read it — again and again.
Nymph Fishing — George Daniel
GD’s follow up to Dynamic Nymphing broadens the perspective, including the full range of nymphing tactics with a look to the future.
Tactical Fly Fishing — Devin Olsen
Devin’s writing is indeed tactical. His excellent book goes deep into techniques learned from the comp scene.
Trout Streams of Pennsylvania — Dwight Landis
Dwight has a remarkable way of leading you to new water without giving away its secrets. He preserves the discovery for you. This is still my favorite PA guide book.
Modern Streamers for Trophy Trout — Galloup and Linsenman
This book changed the game. This is where we got the Butt Monkey and the Sex Dungeon, and where streamer fishing was renewed for the 21st century.
The Fly Fishing Bible of Nymphing — Paul Gaskell
Paul offers a comprehensive take on nymphing tactics. This is a good read. With an open minded approach, Gaskell is well versed in nearly every aspect of presenting nymphs to trout.
Trout Bum — John Gierach
I refuse to pick just one Gierach book. Start at Trout Bum and work your way forward. Like Maclean, here’s another writer who has affected generations of anglers.
The Mend — Scott Lowe
This is a beautiful novel written by our friend, Scott Lowe, who also publishes the website, Fly Fish Mend. The Mend, is a story about the healing power of rivers and fishing experiences.
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