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What we read and watch right now - Book and video reviews


The books on the GFF bed table. In-depth reviews are on the way for most of these titles

7 Degrees South
Alphonse Island

By Daniel Göz

DVD/Video: First impression
A fascinating and beautiful feature from the Alphonse and St. Francois Atolls in the Seychelles, where we follow five local fishing guides as they pursue their favorite fish

Published by RGB and Alpha Studio, Alphonse Film 2013

Being watched by Martin Joergensen

 
A World of Pike Flies
A Remarkable Gathering Of Streamers, Dreamers, Feathers, Fur, Colour And Pike.

By Ad Swier

Book: First impression
Truly a remarkable gathering of pike flies, and another very personal view on pike fishing and pike fly tying from Dutch pike angler and artist Ad Swier.

Being read by Martin Joergensen - Review will be online May 3rd 2014

 
Casting illusions

By Tom Rosenbauer

Book: First impression
A beautiful book with fairly short texts about fly fishing experiences in general accompanied by lots of really nice pictures by some of the best photographers in the business.

Being read by Martin Joergensen

 
Chalk Streams and Lazy Trout
Pictured by a Trout Fisherman

By Robin Armstrong

Book: First impression
Robin Armstrong has been painting most of his life, but also used to be a river keeper. This book catches the life on a chalkstream in beautiful images and nicely written text. Also see our article about the artist here.

Being read by Martin Joergensen

 
Fire & Ice
Fly Fishing through Iceland

By Adrian Latimer

Book: First impression
A nicely illustrated account of the author's various travels and fishing trips to Iceland

Published by Medlar Press 2012

Being read by Martin Joergensen

 
Fishing Sense

By Philip Weigall

Book: First impression
A slightly more practical and less anecdotal book from Australian Philip Weigall, but still some wonderful stories in a beautiful, small package.

Published by Exisle Publishing 2011

Being read by Martin Joergensen

 
Flies, Flowers, Fur and Feather
A Guide to the Waterside Flowers, Flies and Artificial Flies of Interest to the Fisherman

By John Cawthorne

Book: First impression
A really beautiful little book about insects, flies and flowers, At first glance it reminds me a lot of the books from my biology and botany studies at the University of Copenhagen, but with a very distinct poetic and aesthetic style in layout and illustrations.

Being read by Martin Joergensen

 
Fly-Fishing Secrets of Alaska's Best Guides

By Will Rice

Book: First impression
A guidebook to Alaska's best waters, organized by region. I'd probably still want to hire a guide if I was making the trip, but this book will give the reader some thoughts on where to go and what to expect.

Published by Stackpole Books 2006

Being read by Bob Petti

 
Flywater
Fly-Fishing Rivers of the West

By Grant McClintock

Book: First impression
An impressing photo book in the true coffee table sense. A large, thick and beautiful book with pages up and pages down of stunning photos from the American west.

Published by Universe/Rizolli 2010

Being read by Martin Joergensen

 
Guide Flies
How to Tie and Fish the Killer Flies from America's Greatest Guides and Fly Shops

By Dave Klausmeyer

Book: First impression
Klausemeyer's style is impeccable although not very exciting. The book is a catalog of US flies, mainly trout flies for stream use, illustrated with a photo and accompanied by a materials list and a short description of the fly, the guide behind it and a bit about where and how to fish it.

Being read by Martin Joergensen

 
How To Catch the Biggest Trout of your Life

By Landon Mayer

Book: First impression
For those who are interested in chasing the biggest trout around, this book is chock full of excellent advice.

Published by Wild River Press 2007

Being read by Bob Petti

 
Lefty's Favorite Fly-Fishing Waters

By Lefty Kreh

Book: First impression
Another escapee from "Lefty's Little Library", where he describes his favorite places to fish for all sorts of different fish. Man oh man - this guy really has been there and done that. Over and over again.

Published by The Lyons Press 2004

Being read by Bob Petti

 
Predator
An Extraordinary Fly Fishing Film

By Nick Reygeart

DVD/Video: First impression
The subtitle says An Extraordinary Fly Fishing Film, and that's what this is. Fantastic scenery and beautifully filmed in well known and lesser known fly-fishing destinations.

Published by Gin-Clear Media 2013

Being watched by Martin Joergensen

 
Streams of Dreams
Fly Fishing Around the World

By John Ross

Book: First impression
A book about fishing destinations, mainly streams, all over the world with nice pictures. I read the short chapter on Denmark with a slight smirk on my face. Not much in-depth information, but a recommendation of one of my flies! A recommendation I'm almost sure must come from GFF...

Being read by Martin Joergensen

 
The Best Fly-Fishing trips Money Can Buy

By Pat Ford

Book: First impression
If money was no object, where would you go fishing? This book has some ideas on that, and a gazillion beautiful pictures of amazing fish in amazing places.

Published by Stackpole Books 2006

Being read by Bob Petti

 
The Cast

By Ed Jaworowski

Book: First impression
A paperback reprint of Ed's 1992 book. The one-and-only casting class I ever took was taught by Ed. What a treat. The man knows what he is doing. It will be interesting to see if anything has changed in the world of casting since originally published.

Published by Stackpole Books 2006

Being read by Bob Petti

 
The Fishing Club
Brothers and Sisters of the Angle

By Bob Rich

Book: First impression
A collection of who's who and where's where of the fly fishing world, as Bob Rich rubs elbows with the famous and well-to-do.

Published by The Lyons Press 2006

Being read by Bob Petti

 
The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide

By Tom Rosenbauer

Book: First impression
An excellent, udpated overview of fly fishing as you would expect from someone like Tom Rosenbauer.

Published by The Lyons Press 2007

Being read by Bob Petti

 
Trout

By James Owen

Book: First impression
The story of the fascinating relation between man an trout told in a historical and cultural perspective. Trout as food, trout as anglers' quarry, trout as religion and trout as a biological creature.

Published by Reaktion Books 2012

Being read by Martin Joergensen

 
Trout Hunting
The Pursuit of Happiness

By Bob Wyatt

Book: First impression
This is a book that gets better every time I pick it up. Some of the photos inside reflect the dawn of the digital camera (i.e. a little noisy), but buy the book for the text, not the pretty pictures.

Published by Stackpole Books 2005

Being read by Bob Petti

 
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User comments
GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted August 22nd 2009

Jim,

Give the search facility a chance... Type in The Trout Bum Diaries and viola! There it is, our review of this great DVD. They have made more than one, and you can find them all.

Martin


From: Jim Bauer · jimbauer70·at·yahoo.com  Link
Submitted August 21st 2009

Looking for your DVD video The Trout Bum Diaries by Will Mullis and can't find it on your web site but a few months ago I did.


GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted May 24th 2007

Bob,

The new tube fly book is awesome! Very inspiring. I have spent the last few days reading through it and will fire off a review ASAP. A few other books are in the queue before yours, but it will come eventually.

Martin


From: Bob Kenly · rkenly·at·centurytel.net  Link
Submitted May 24th 2007

So now you can see what took us so long, I hope you are as pleased as we are with the final result


From: Chris · cadamec·at·wi.rr.com  Link
Submitted March 6th 2007

Hi,

So where can one get a copy of Ad Swier's book? I looked on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk and couldn't find it. Googling it didn't turn up much either.

Best regards,
Chris.


GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·globalflyfisher.com  Link
Submitted September 10th 2006

Eddie,

You have probably come to the wrong place... we only deal with fly fishing and not with floats, bait and spin fishing.

I would recomment that you found yourself a beginner's book on the subject - like the "dummies" series found from many publishers.

We do have beginner's articles, but only for fly fishing.

Martin


From: eddie · errana44·at·yahoo.com  Link
Submitted September 10th 2006

i am just starting to indulge into the hobby of fishing, something i've never done before. so i bought a rod & reel, but i don't know how to put the accessories at the end of the line - weight, the hooks and flies & the float. how to tie them together? which is at the end-the weight or the hook? what is the sequence at the end of the line? please help me.



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