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Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Fly Fishing books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, Revised (2017)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide is the best-selling book for fly anglers! Whether you’re a soon-to-be fly fisher looking for the right book to get you started or you’re reasonably proficient at the sport and need a refresher course on tying knots for saltwater or the latest info on how to care for your waders or how to fish a dry fly in tricky currents, this invaluable, best-selling guide is for you. The latest, most up-to-date and trustworthy information on: *tackle selection and care—rods, reels, lines, leaders and knots*casting with instructive line drawings by Bob White* hundreds of flies in full…
Author(s): Tom Rosenbauer

2. The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing: 101 Tips for the Absolute Beginner (Orvis Guides) (2009)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing can be the start of a lifetime journey of discovery that will increase your intimacy with the natural world and allow you to gain skill and finesse in your fly-fishing techniques. Proven teaching techniques and bright, helpful illustrations and photographs will enable new fly fishers to: Here are fishing ethics, helpful safety advice, basic angling terms, everything the new fly fisher needs in a crisp, helpful, and finely illustrated primer of the highest rank….
Author(s): The Orvis Company, Tom Rosenbauer

3. Simple Fly Fishing (Revised Second Edition) (2019)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfModern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. The wisdom in this book comes from a simpler time, when the premise was: the more you know, the less you need. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look…
Author(s): Yvon Chouinard , Craig Mathews, et al.

4. The Orvis Guide to Leaders, Knots, and Tippets: A Detailed, Streamside Field Guide To Leader Construction, Fly-Fishing Knots, Tippets and More (2018)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfEvery fly fisher knows how crucial leader construction and knot tying are. But with continual changes in line technology, what served as effective leader and tippet connections a decade ago might not be optimal now. By updating the original Orvis Streamside Guide to Leaders, Knots, and Tippets, this handy take-along book addresses the technical issues surrounding leaders and connections in relation to state-of-the-art line materials and types, and details the best overall knots for fly-line connections. Staying connected to the fish just got easier!…
Author(s): Tom Rosenbauer

5. Fly Fishing For Dummies (1998)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIf you believe what you read, fly fishing requires the touch of a surgeon and the spirit of a Zen master. Forget about what you’ve heard about f ly fishing in the past, if you really want to learn how to fly fish all you need are the right tools, proper technique, and a positive attitude. With these essential elements you can begin to enjoy the sport of fly fishing in no time. For those of you who have never held a fly rod, you will find enough information here to get you started. You won’t be forced to discover everything all at once. If you’re…
Author(s): Peter Kaminsky

6. The Total Fly Fishing Manual: 307 Essential Skills and Tips (2015)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFrom the same team that brought you the Total Fishing Manual , comes the book fly fishing fanatics have been waiting for: The Total Fly Fishing Manual: 307 Tips and Tricks from Expert Anglers. The Total Fly Fishing Manual is the most comprehensive collection of expert fly fishing advice and up-to-date gear reviews. This book gathers the best tips, old school-techniques that still deliver and adds a wealth of new material. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift!Filled with over 300 hints…
Author(s): Joe Cermele, The Editors of Field, Stream

7. Habit of Rivers: Reflections On Trout Streams And Fly Fishing (2006)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfOriginally published in 1994, this book was a fly-fishing phenomenon in the way Howell Raines’s Fly Fishing Through the Mid-Life Crisis was. Taking his fishing hobby to near metaphysical levels, Ted Leeson tells about his passions: rivers, trout, and fly fishing. With wry humor and rare insight, he explores questions that engage most fishermen: What is it about rivers that draws us so irresistibly, and why does fly fishing seem such an aptly suited response? Above all, is about ways of seeing the wonderfully textured world that emanates from a river….
Author(s): Ted Leeson, John Gierach

8. All Fishermen Are Liars (John Gierach’s Fly-fishing Library) (2015)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis “elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing” (Kirkus Reviews) shows us why life’s most valuable lessons—and some of its best experiences—are found while fly-fishing.For John Gierach, “the master of fly-fishing” (Sacramento Bee), fishing is always the answer—even when it’s not clear what the question is. In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels around North America seeking out quintessential fishing experiences, whether it’s at a busy stream or a secluded lake…
Author(s): John Gierach

9. The Orvis Guide to Prospecting for Trout: How to Catch Fish When There’s No Hatch to Match, Revised Edition (2008)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIn this comprehensive and readable guide, Tom Rosenbauer shares his vast knowledge of fly fishing when there is no hatch. Written for both the novice and the seasoned angler, The Orvis Guide to Prospecting for Trout, New and Revised explores how trout live and feed, and how to make them strike, with a thoroughly updated text that addresses state-of-the-art approaches, and all new color photography. There is expert advice on how to fish with dry flies, wet flies, nymphs, and streamers—supported by many detailed illustrations and photos. This is the guide no trout fisherman should be without….
Author(s): Tom Rosenbauer

10. Concise History of Fly Fishing (2015)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFishing is among the most ancient and popular pastimes throughout the world. In this brief but detailed history, Glenn Law examines the development of fly fishing, from the earliest Egyptian copper hooks dating to 2600 B.C. and the first recordings of catch-and-release fishing in China’s Zhou dynasty, to the most modern innovations in tackle and the rise of fly-fishing personalities.Law discusses the landmarks in the tradition of fly fishing, beginning with Dame Juliana Berner’s A Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle, and Izaak Walton and…
Author(s): Glenn Law

11. Trout Bum (John Gierach’s Fly-fishing Library) (1988)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfBrilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.While most of us fly-fish to escape from daily life, for John Gierach and his friends fly-fishing IS a way of life. They are trout bums. But John Gierach is also an exceptional writer. The essays in Trout Bum are reflective, bitingly humorous and enormously wise in the ways of fishing and men. In vivid, unforgettable detail they recount the emotional, spiritual and tangible adventures and pleasures of stalking trout in and around the…
Author(s): John Gierach

12. The Spirituality of Fly Fishing: An Introduction (2016)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfNearly everyone who has picked up a fly rod has experienced the “otherness” of fly fishing, its inherent beauty, its sense of calm and purpose, its power to heal. Fly fishing is, for many men and women, a deeply meaningful and spiritual activity. In this sensitive and beautiful volume, Jody Martin addresses that spirituality directly, introducing fly fishing to beginners and offering it as a form of ministry to anyone who might wish to teach the sport as part of a spiritual or therapeutic program. The Spirituality of Fly Fishing is simultaneously a concise primer, demystifying and clearly…
Author(s): Jody Martin

13. On the Fly Guide to the Northwest: A Traveler’s Guide to the Greatest Fly Fishing Destinations in Oregon & Washington (2012)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfRevised and updated edition of best-selling book to flyfishing in Oregon and Washington…
Author(s): John Shewey

14. Still Life with Brook Trout (John Gierach’s Fly-fishing Library) (2006)

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your BookshelfBrilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.In Still Life with Brook Trout, John Gierach demonstrates once again that fishing, when done right, is as much a philosophical pursuit as a sport. Gierach travels to Wyoming and Maine and points in between, searching out new fly-fishing adventures and savoring familiar waters with old friends. Along the way he meditates on the importance of good guides (“Really, the only thing a psychiatrist can do that a good guide can’t is write prescriptions”), the challenge of…
Author(s): John Gierach

Best Fly Fishing Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some fly fishing books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Fly Fishing Guide to the Colorado River and Tributaries: Hatches, Fly Patterns, and Guide’s Advice

Author(s): Bob Dye
Publisher: Stackpole Books, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2225004

Side Casts: A Collection of Fly-Fishing Yarns by a Guy Who Can Spin Them

Author(s): Carmichael, Hoagy B
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing;Anesha Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 12 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2079649

Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide

Author(s): Tom Rosenbauer
Publisher: FalconGuides, Year: 2014, Size: 16 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1541839

Dapping. A Fly Fishing Technique: My Secret Method of Catching Large Dominant Trout

Author(s): Don Miller, Bill Teresco, Bill Teresco, Duane Edward Kilmer, Dennis Miller, John Randolph
Publisher: Don Miller;CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2014, Size: 6 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2085001

Fly Fishing the Stock Market : How to Search for, Catch, and Net the Market's Best Trades

Author(s): Morris, Stephen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2012, Size: 56 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1446149

Fly Fishing: The Lifetime Sport

Author(s): David Young, Cheryl Young
Publisher: Perigee Learning LLC, Year: 2010, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 255637

Fly Tying: An Enjoyable Hobby (Fishing Angling)

Author(s): David Young, Cheryl Young
Publisher: Perigee Learning LLC, Year: 2010, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 553486

California's Best Fly Fishing: Premier Streams and Rivers from Northern California to the Eastern Sierra

Author(s): Chip O'Brien
Publisher: Headwater Books, Year: 2010, Size: 23 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 816575

Fly Tying: An Enjoyable Hobby

Author(s): David Young, Cheryl Young
Publisher: Perigee Learning LLC, Year: 2010, Size: 24 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1318393

Fly Fishing Tailwaters: Tactics and Patterns for Year-Round Waters

Author(s): Pat Dorsey
Publisher: Stackpole Books, Year: 2009, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 816559

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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