I am a retired English professor at Ohio University (1969-2013). I began fly fishing in 1956 in Connecticut (where I was born) and have fished that way all my life. I fish primarily in New England, West Virginia, and montana. I am an FFI casting instructor, and an adjunct guide at Elk Springs Resort and Fly Shop in Monterville, West Virginia.
Angling Days: A Fly Fisher's Journal
Spanning more than forty-five years, Angling Days is a collection of Robert DeMott’s numerous journal entries, each a small essay in itself, jotted down during the placid moments of fishing in and along the streams and rivers of North America. Through his journaling, DeMott carries on the angling tradition of channeling the tranquility of fly fishing into creative endeavors, whether by painting, sketching, fly tying, or writing. For him, it was writing—something he did whenever he could, whether in the midst of fishing or during a break away from the water.
Astream: American Writers on Fly Fishing
This marvelous collection features stories from some of America’s finest and most respected writers about one of the world’s most solitary and satisfying sports: fly fishing. For the first time, the stories of thirty-one acclaimed writers including Guy de la Valdène, Jim Harrison, Michael Keaton, Sydney Lea, Ted Leeson, Nick Lyons, Thomas McGuane, Joseph Monninger, Le Anne Schreiber, and many others come together in one collection.
Misako Ishimura was born in Osaka, Japan. She is fly fishing instructor, a painter and an author who finds the spiritual benefit in outdoor activities. She co-wrote and illustrated the book-tenkara Radically Simple, Ultralight Fly Fishing, about Japanese traditional mountain stream fly fishing with Kevin C. Kelleher.
Tenkara: Radically Simple Ultralight Fly Fishing
Fly fishing is complex and costly with too much cumbersome gear, right? Well, tenkara's different. Long overlooked in the West, tenkara is economical and simple, productive, and pleasurable This Eastern approach is today taking the fly-fishing world in North America and Europe by storm. Its tool kit is simple: a long, collapsible rod; a length of line tied to the end of the rod; and a fly. Withoug a reel, casting techniques become easy and intuitive. The gear is inexpensive and easily portable, perfect for hiking and camping.
Allen McGee is the the author of many fly-fishing magazine articles and three books. Allen specializes in both traditional and progressive soft-hackled fly design. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia and fishes extensively on the trout streams of southern Appalachia as well as the Rocky Mountain West.
Fly Fishing Soft Hackles; Nymphs, Emergers, and Dry Flies
A thorough exploration of contemporary use of soft-hackle flies--including nymphs, emergers, and dry flies--that pushes the boundaries of how these types of flies can be used. Covers tying techniques, strategy, and presentation and features over 500 soft-hackled flies with color photos and recipes. Learn
Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackle Nymphs
A thorough exploration of contemporary use of soft-hackle flies--including nymphs, emergers, and dry flies--that pushes the boundaries of how these types of flies can be used. Covers tying techniques, strategy, and presentation and features over 500 soft-hackled flies with color photos and recipes. Learn how to imitate a full spectrum of trout stream aquatic lifeforms with soft-hackled flies.
Spiders to Flymphs; The Evolution for the Soft-Hackled Wet Fly
Spiders to Flymphs The Evolution of the Soft-Hackled Wet Fly is a 6x9, 55 page study of the most revolutionary soft-hackled fly patterns leading up to the present. This book highlights some of the most important fly tyers and their patterns that in there time were progressive and evolutionary, and in many way still are. Filled with many fly patterns and their recipes you will learn to imitate many trout stream food sources with flies that fish find irresistible. Get this book and learn soft-hackle secrets that many others may never know. Wet flies have and will be catching trout for as long as they swim.
Don Miller was born and raised in Fort Collins, CO. He started fishing when he was thirteen and became interested in fly fishing soon thereafter, especially large trout. Pursuing large trout led him to fish the waters in CA, NV, CO, WY, ID, UT and MT.
Dapping. A Fly Fishing Technique: My Secret Method of Catching Large Dominant Trout
Thirteen detailed and fasinating chapters plus many pictures describing how to pre-locate, locate, staling, hooking, how trout see, landing, handling and releasing alive, flies-dry and wet, different drift techniques - dry and wet, casting if needed, equipment for dapping and fly tying, person tying tips, foods for large trout, keys for dapping success, large trout thoughts and tactics, plusepilogue (descriin my bapping secrets). I’d like to explain them as my gift to new generations of fly fishers. My wife describes me as “the extreme perfectionist.” That may explain my specialized behavior around trout streams.
Jeff Morgan has been a professional tier since high school, and a flyfishing author since his undergraduate days at Oregon State University. His writing has been featured in Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Journal, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Westfly.com and local newpapers across the West, focusing on small streams, alpine lakes, and European strategies for Western trout.
Productive Trout Flies for Unorthodox Prey: The Oddballs; Small Stream Flyfishing; An Angler's Guide to the Oregon Cascades
Productive Trout Flies dives deep into the ecology and imitation of locally common trout prey outside of the triumvirate of mayflies, caddis, and stoneflies. Small Stream Flyfishing works at dispelling the myth that small streams mean small fish. This book highlights the ecological and demographic conditions that make for prime small stream flyfishing. Hailed by Gary LaFontaine as "the best scientific research of any fly fishing guide I've ever read," An Angler's Guide to the Oregon Cascades, examines the diversity of one of the most popular flyfishing regions in the west. Giving equal attention to the blue ribbon stillwaters of Century Drive as well as tiny, hike in gems, this text provides anglers with options of over 70 streams and 85 stillwaters. With attention to entomology and the natural history of the Oregon Cascades, as well as chapters on specific equipment and fly patterns, this book is indispensible for the adventurous alpine angler.
Al is a life member of the FFI and the FFI Fly Tying Group, he has completed the gold and silver levels of the Fly Tying Skills Award Program. He is Brand Manager for PEAK Fishing, owner/ operator of Al Ritt Flies and Fly Tying Field Editor for Fly Fusion Magazine. He contributes regularly to Fly Tyer Magazine and has had work published in Fly Fishing & Tying Journal and Hatches Magazine.
25 Best Most Versatile Flies
25 Best Most Versatile Flies outlines the history, origins and related patterns of 25 flies that are significant in fly development and may be adapted for many situations and species. All Told the book contains 84 patterns with detailed tying instructions and nealry 1200 full color photos. Soft cover, spiral bound to lay out flat for easy reference.
Scott has worked in the fly fishing industry for twenty-two years. This includes being assistant manager at Jack dennis Sports, tying flies commercially, helping with video and book production for Snake River Books, guiding, consulting work for Dan Bailey's, working at the Austin Angler and being the Texas rep for Scott Rods. He is featured in the video Understanding Fly Tying Materials; and has done fly tying demonstrations as well as slides hows, fly tying and fly fishing instruction. He is recipient of the Fly Fishers' International 2010 Buz Buszek Memorial Fly Tying Award for fly tying excellence. He has been around the jackson Hole One Fly Contest since the beginning, and his Double Bunny has won the prestigious event three times. Scott's books include a New Generation of Trout Flies; Introduction to Saltwater Fly tying; and The Never-Ending Stream: A Tribute to Fly-Tying Form and Function.
A New Generation of Trout Flies; From Midges to Mammals for Rocky Mountain Trout
Twenty innovative yet highly practical fly-tying patterns from the heart of Rocky Mountain trout country are presented in this elegant guide that features exceptionally clear and colorful step-by-step photographs. With passion, knowledge, and humor, this milestone in the evolution of trout flies presents patterns that are easily replicable with materials that are readily available from neighborhood fly shops.
The Never-Ending Stream; A Tribute to Fly Tying Form and Function
Flyfishers and nonflyfishers alike will recognize in these poignant tales the universal aspects of the appreciation of nature, the necessity of conservation, and the joy and knowledge that come from time spent on freshwater and saltwater. This is a delightful, handsome volume that captures the allure and spirit of fly fishing and those who love it.
Introduction to Saltwater Tying
A step-by-step fly tying guide designed specifically for the novice and the intermediate tyer is now available. Introduction to Saltwater Fly Tying provides a carefully crafted presentation of everything you need to know to get started and begin tying flies that are sure to bring results. Ever since man created a fly with fur and feathers to catch trout, there has been a struggle between two schools of flytiers. One school seeks to create a fly that is simple, easy to tie, and will roughly resemble the insect the trout are feeding on. Time-tested flies such as the Royal Coachman and Quill Gordon fall into this category. The other school seeks to create a fly exactly like the insect, so lifelike that it will seem to fly off the vice. More often this type of fly doesn't end up being a great fish taker. For more than four centuries this friendly debate has incited creativity. In recent times, another school has emerged that blends the two schools' characteristics: flies that are more lifelike and catch their share of fish. Scott Sanchez's flies fall into this new third school. As you read this book, you'll create some exciting saltwater flies and get to know one of the finest fly craftsmen in the field today
Richard is an environmental scientist by profession and has been a fly angler for more than 50 years. He has authored many articles and several books on fly fishing.
Fly Fishing Inshore Saltwaters for Pacific Salmon. Science and Innovation for the Practical Fly-Fisher
Inside Richard Stool challenges conventional salmon fishing wisdom and the basic tenets of fly-fishing as purveyed by the masters of the sport. One of the great misconceptions among fly-anglers and writers is that fish see the way humans see. Not only are fish eyes constructed different than human eyes, and for different intended purposes, but fish eyes are wired to fish brains differently. Further, how light acts in water is substantially different from the way it acts in air. There are also other key senses through which fish perceive their food and environment in very different ways from us. And at times these other senses may be even more important in fish feeding behaviors than sight. As an aquatic biologist, environmental engineer, and avid fly-angler Stoll combines the above observations with the major environmental factors that affect the aquatic environments in which fish live. From this he creates truly unique fly-fishing perspectives and approaches, not only for salmon but for types of fly-fishing.
Sea Run Cutthorat Trout; A Saltwater Fly Angler's Guide to Their Biology, Prey, Angling Strategies, and Conservation; California to Alaska
This book is the most definitive treatise written on sea run cutthroat trout to date. In it Richard K. Stoll explores the realms of sea run cutthroat trout from both scientific and practical angling perspectives. Stoll attempts to unlock their secrets and expose their habits as has never been done before. At the same time, he engenders a new age of ethical angling; that is how, where, and when to angle for these fish while preserving the resource. This book is an invaluable read for the fly angler who wants to explore this exciting and heretofore substantially unexploited fly fishery. Stoll is a retired environmental Scientist and Marine Biologist.
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