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Old 01-05-2010, 10:01 PM
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I enjoyed Spring Creek by Lyons as well.

"Wisdom of the Guides " by Paul arnold. Not great literature but really good insight about what tactics really catch fish. The author interviews some of the top western guides some of which are now deceased.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:35 AM
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They are out of print now but available in the used book market: "Outdoors: A Personal Selection From 20 Years of Columns ..." and "Fresh Air, Bright Water," both by Nelson Bryant.
Also, "Upriver and Downstream," edited by Steven Sautner which was new in 2007. I think everyone should read the essay "Of Gleaming trout and Undying Friendship" in that collection.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:46 PM
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I would add:
"the habit of rivers", "Jerusalem Creek" and "Inventing Montana" from Ted Leeson

+1 for Tapply, love his mystery series.

+1 for wetherell. "vermont river" is a book i usually re-read every winter during the doldrums.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:03 PM
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I know we've written anything by Gierach but "Trout Bum" deserves a nod here.

I reread Kazan River Grayling, Camp Coffee and Headwaters from that, a little bourbon often get me through...
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:42 PM
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Anything by Howard Walden, II, especially "The Last Pool" and "Upstream and Down"

"The Practical Fly Fisherman" by A.J. McClane

"The New Scientific Angling - Trout and Ultraviolet Vision" by Reed F. Curry (sorry, couldn't resist the opportunity)

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Old 03-21-2010, 12:24 PM
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Default Another good read

One of my flyfishing favorites is a great short read: "My Moby Dick" by William Humphreys.

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Old 03-21-2010, 01:15 PM
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Now I understand board members a bit better!

Let's see…. My favorite books Hmm. I have read some of the books mentioned but find the new authors lacking in knowledge or experience. The book listed have had lasting influence in my angling but the list would be a long one so these are books I recommend for various reasons.

"Trout" by Ray Bergman had a big influence on my early days.
"The Complete Fly Fisherman: The Notes and Letters of Theodore Gordon" by John McDonald is another excellent book.
"The Fishing Tourist" by Charles Hallock 1873
"The Atlantic salmon" by Lee Wulff
"Compleat Angler" by Frederic M. Halford


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Old 03-21-2010, 02:26 PM
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THe Complete Book of Fly Fishing--Joe Brooks
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:55 PM
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I really enjoyed The Speckled Brook Trout and Clyde Style Flies.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by browntrout View Post
JD Wetherell is great as I have read most of this books (on fly fishing).

I might also add Bill Tapply who unfortuantely, just past away this year. His most recent book -Dark Tiger is both a flyfishing and murder mystery. Google William Tapply and you will find a ton of his books. His writing style is easy and goes to your core in terms of being an outdoorsman. Highly recommend him.

If you like Bill's books, he had a number of them written before his death and his wife is going to release them one at a time.

I liked his mysteries better than his hunting/fishing books, which always seemed a little dry and lacking ...something. Maybe he was trying too hard to live up to his fathers outdoor legacy.
...and I said "Jesus you look tired." And he said "Jesus, ...so do you!" -John Prine
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