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    Do you guys have any recommendations on which fly fishing books to buy?
    I've done a lot of research and there are just soooo many I'm confused.
    I'd like ones that would cover "casting"; "managing line while landing a trout"; "good start on basic flies to fill first fly boxes". Also like to look into a good fly tying book. Thanks everyone.

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    Hi Jimmie, welcome to the forum and to a great sport.

    A great starter book is the "Curtis Creek Manifesto", it is loaded with information that will get you going in the right direction. In appearance it is a rather simplistic(Cartoonish, if you will)looking book, but please don't let that cause you to shy away.
    Many, many people have started their Flyfishing journey with it, and highly recommend this little gem of a book.

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    Hi,
    A very 'readable' and informative book on starting a fly box would be John Gierich's "Good Flies". He cuts to the quick on when and why; gives pattern recipes and does his usual excellent job of storytelling in between.

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    Hi, this is my first post on this forum, but I couldn't resist the topic.

    The best book I've found on flies for the first fly box would be "Essential Trout Flies" by Dave Hughes, (assuming you are fishing for trout). Dave does a great job of explaining the basics on starting your fly collection, how to tie them, and how & when to fish them.

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    Thanks everyone. You have given me a good start. I'll defineitly look for those (got them written down) and any others you consider good. Appreciate it a lot.

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    I suggest these two books to everyone, I have done it on here before and I will do it again!

    They are both by Dave Hughes and are both EXCELLENT!!!

    "Trout Rigs and Methods" covers gear, fishing, casting, rigs, etc.

    "Handbook of Hatches" covers both bugs and flies.

    Both are great resources for a fly fisher of any level, but very approachable for the beginner.

    You will not be dsapointed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorian.ducker View Post
    I suggest these two books to everyone, I have done it on here before and I will do it again!

    They are both by Dave Hughes and are both EXCELLENT!!!

    "Trout Rigs and Methods" covers gear, fishing, casting, rigs, etc.

    "Handbook of Hatches" covers both bugs and flies.

    Both are great resources for a fly fisher of any level, but very approachable for the beginner.

    You will not be dsapointed!
    Thanks Dorian. I just got "Trout Rigs and Methods" locally. Looks like the rest I'll have to get online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie View Post
    Do you guys have any recommendations on which fly fishing books to buy?
    I've done a lot of research and there are just soooo many I'm confused.
    I'd like ones that would cover "casting"; "managing line while landing a trout"; "good start on basic flies to fill first fly boxes". Also like to look into a good fly tying book. Thanks everyone.
    Jimmie,

    Look for Fly Fishing by Tom McNally, you will not be disappointed. You are correct there are many books out there, the one I recommend is rather an old publication but what isn't there you don't need. Try it you'll like it. Old school for the new millennium.

    Ard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
    Jimmie,

    Look for Fly Fishing by Tom McNally, you will not be disappointed. You are correct there are many books out there, the one I recommend is rather an old publication but what isn't there you don't need. Try it you'll like it. Old school for the new millennium.

    Ard

    Thanks Ard. Will do. Already got it written on the list. Really appreciate it.

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    Trout by Ray Bergman
    In the Ring of the Rise... Vincent Marinaro
    The Trout and the Fly....Brain Clarke and John Goddard
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

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