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just wondering what your favorite fly fishing book is. I read "the river why?" last summer by David James Duncan and loved it. give me some other good reads
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I grew up reading Roderick Haig-Brown who wrote "Fisherman's Spring" then the Summer, Fall and Winter books. I now own them in their newer compilation titled "Seasons of a Fisherman." He was a fly fisher and a poet, his books led me down this errant path I am following today.
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Oldie but a goodie.
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ANYTHING by John Gierach, Sex, death, and Flyfishing, Even Brooktrout get the blues, Good Flies, the list goes on.
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My Secret Fishing life by Nick Lyons and anything by John Gierach
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of course there is "A River Runs Through It"
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Default Re: Favorite Fly fishing book?

My first was "The Complete Book of Flyfishing" by McNally...

"Trout Bum" and "Good Flies",by Gierach
"Ed Schenk's Fly Rod Trouting"
"Dry Flies" by L.T.Threadgold
"Small Fly Techniques" by Tullis
"John Goddards Trout Fishing Techniques"
"No Hatch to Match" by Osthoff

But my all time Fav would be anything done by DAVE HUGHES...
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Dave Ames is far and away my fav fly fishing author and good life wasted is my favorite of his books.
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Default Re: Favorite Fly fishing book?

Some of my fav's (in no particular order)

The Earth is Enough - Harry Middleton
Rivers of Memory - Harry Middleton

The Longest Silence - Thomas McGuane

Casting a Spell - John Holt

A River Runs Through It - Norman MacClean

Big Two-Hearted River - Hemingway

Fly-fishing has a wonderful literary tradition, including a ton of "how-to's", yet it's the novel and stories with fishing in them that seem to reach me....much like the The River Why.

I also enjoyed DJD's book, My Story As Told By Water.
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