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

Classic Steelhead Flies

By John Shewey

Book: First impression
A beautiful book on the truly classic steelhead patterns. No Popsickles or Intruders here, but Skykomish Sunrises, Parmecene Belles, Polar Shrimps and many, many more.

Published by Stackpole Books 2015

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

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

Production Fly Tying
The best advice for tying quality flies easier and faster

By AK Best

Book: First impression
The 3rd edition of AK bests all-time classic on tying flies as a boos. For people who want to learn to tie neat and durable flies efficiently.

Published by Stackpole Books 2015

Being read by Martin Joergensen


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

Wild Steelhead
The Lure and Lore of a Pacific Northwest Icon

By Sean M. Gallagher

Book: First impression
Massive and impressing are words that come to mind when you first see Sean Gallagher's two volume epic work on wild steelhead. 673 large format pages. Not cheap, but certainly an enormous amount of steelhead knowledge, text and imagery.

Published by Wild River Press 2013

Being read by Martin Joergensen

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User comments
From: George Meyer · grmeyer114·at·gmail.com  Link
Submitted March 9th 2015

Sharon Wright is helping to preserve a fading tying style, beautiful in design and deadly on the local Brookies and Landlocked Salmon. Am I partial to any and all things Maine? Yes, I'm a Mainer and boisterously proud of that fact and all of the wonderful fishing to be had in my home state. Thanks again guys, and please if you truly want an unprecedented WILD brook trout fishing experience come to Maine, specifically Kennebago lake, which I believe is the largest fly fishing only water east of the Mississippi.

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


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.


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


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.


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


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,

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


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

I would recommend 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.


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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