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Fishing in Grayling Paradise
Published: 2014-10-22
This past week
A very good read if you are planning a trip to the Czech Republic or enjoy reading fly fishing stories about other interesting places.
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Fish Flies I and II
Published: 2014-10-17
A week or two ago
An impressing couple of books. An encyclopedia of fly patterns, history and tying methods. Huge and with enormous amounts of material.
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Flyfishing for Coarse Fish
Published: 2014-09-29
This past month
I have fished for roach, bream, chub and of course pike and always wanted to try to target carp and tench. This is a book for me and any fly-angler who wants to venture beyond simple trout fishing.
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Take the F...ing Fly
Published: 2014-09-24
A couple of months ago
A very different fly-fishing book and a book right after my heart. Poetry, watercolors... and the F-word!
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Kayak Fishing
Published: 2014-09-14
A couple of months ago
An excellent all-round kayak fishing book, richly illustrated and with lots of useful information on everything from kayak choice to rigging the kayak and - of course - fishing from it.
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Nymph Fly-Tying Techniques
Published: 2014-09-09
A couple of months ago
Over 1,000 color photos is both the strength and the weakness of Jim Schollmeyer's nymph book from 2001.
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Salt
Published: 2014-06-23
4 months ago
A large and beautiful book about fly-fishing US coastal waters from north to south and east to west.
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Tying and Fishing the Booby Fly
Published: 2014-05-24
5 months ago
A book solely on tying and fishing the (flam)buoyant booby flies. Originally a UK style of fly, but very useful for other applications. Available as an ebook.
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A World of Pike Flies
Published: 2014-05-03
6 months ago
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.
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Why I Fly Fish
Published: 2014-03-24
7 months ago
This book features 25 well known fly fishers and each has a six page chapter, which follows the exact same template: A full page photo, a three page portrait/interview, another full page photo and a small bio.
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The Tube Fly
Published: 2014-01-27
9 months ago
A beautiful, large format book about tube flies with 300 patterns listed with materials and exquisite images. A handful are illustrated with step-by-step instructions. In Sawada's usual gaudy tying style and colors accompanied by Japanese text and his quirky English translations.
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Feather Brain
Published: 2013-12-26
A year ago
Drew Chicone's book is a book right after my heart: great thoughts about fly-tying and designing flies for saltwater use.
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The Founding Flies
Published: 2013-11-25
A year ago
It has been said about fly fishing and fly tying that everything that needs to be said has been said already. "Founding Flies" tells us when and where it was said, under what circumstances it was said, and then goes on to tell us some stories about who said it.
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Ultimate Fishing Adventures
Published: 2013-11-13
A year ago
Henry Gibley is an angler and photographer who has been around - literally! This is most likely just a selection of the places he has fished in his career, and the 100 selected spots are indeed very tempting and appetizing. A very nice book with some excellent photos.
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Wet Flies
Published: 2013-11-03
A year ago
A beautifully illustrated book covering the classic wet flies with a detailed picture and materials list for each and a large tying section with fantastic step-by-step illustrations of several patterns. text in both Japanese and English.
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Classic Michigan Flies
Published: 2013-10-29
A year ago
A beautiful little book with 16 selected Michigan patterns, including such well known patterns the Adams, Griffith's Gnat and Rusty's Spinner. Illustrated with excellent illustrations by Joe van Faasen
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Trout (of the World)
Published: 2013-09-04
A couple of years ago
A simple concept. Fish paintings of single trout flat on on their side on a white background. How can such books be Global Class? Simple answer: James Prosek.
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North Country Flies
Published: 2013-08-30
A couple of years ago
A classic book on soft hackle flies first published in 1885 and now photographically reprinted in high quality with a great foreword on its history.
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Streamers 365
Published: 2013-06-26
A couple of years ago
An impressing array of streamers from Darren MacEachern's one-streamer-a-day project Streamers 365. Beautiful images of each day's streamer with pattern description and materials collected in three books.
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The Fly Fisher's Playbook
Published: 2013-04-02
A couple of years ago
This book is good and useful for its intended purpose and just may be the ticket you need to retool your bad fly fishing habits. This book is for the serious-minded nymphing-oriented angler wishing to dissect, analyze and improve his or her technique.
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Matching Major Eastern Hatches
Published: 2013-03-26
A couple of years ago
Henry Ramsay has given us a peak inside his fly box and shared with us his rationale for how and why he has developed his fly patterns. To a fly tyer, that is pure gold. It is chock full of good ideas, sound angling theory, and easily digestible fly tying concepts. There are flies in here that I will try.
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Classic Salmon Fly Patterns
Published: 2013-02-11
A couple of years ago
Michael Radencich has created one of the most comprehensive and valuable reference books ever written for the tyer of classic salmon flies. With over 1700 patterns and 1000 photographs, there is a lifetime of exploration between the covers.
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The Flies that Catch Fish
Published: 2012-12-08
A couple of years ago
A mixed bag of very good looking flies with great illustrations and step-by-step tying instructions. A book right after my heart. No-nonsense fishing flies presented in a clear and appetizing fashion with really excellent pictures.
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An Entirely Synthetic Fish
Published: 2012-11-16
A couple of years ago
The fascinating history of breeding and stocking rainbow trout in the US an many places in the rest of the world seen from a historic and scientific perspective.
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Dyeing and Bleaching
Published: 2012-09-16
More than 2 years ago
This is a real classic written by the renown fly tyer and tying book author AK Best. The book was overhauled in 2004 and reprinted in a second edition with color images. It's the bible when it comes to dying fly tying materials, and is extremely thorough and useful - even for those that have no plans of dying, but just want to treat their materials as well as possible.
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Salmon fishing in the Yemen
Published: 2012-09-12
More than 2 years ago
A wonderful book about a crazy project, literally introducing salmon fishing in the Yemen! The book is from 2007, but has been brought into public attention by the recent movie made based on the novel.
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Fisheye
Published: 2012-08-29
More than 2 years ago
A book on fishing photography by Matt Hayes who according to the cover notes is "the most popular angler in Europe". Well, that might be so, but I never heard of him before... Never the less a very nice book on shooting fish, anglers and fishing scenes with lots of beautiful illustrations.
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The Trout Diaries
Published: 2012-08-02
More than 2 years ago
An entertaining and educating journey though the fishing seasons and waters of New Zealand.
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The Practical Fly Tier
Published: 2012-07-30
More than 2 years ago
The subtitle contains the words "no-nonsense patterns" and that is exactly what it is. A book just after my heart and a perfect beginner's fly-tying book. 34 no-nonsense fly patterns and a lot of tying techniques nicely explained.
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Thunder Creek Flies
Published: 2012-07-27
More than 2 years ago
A really fantastic book about a single type of streamer - the Thunder Creek. Beautiful and of course very thorough with excellent photos and lots of advice, stories and general thoughts on fishing.
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Long Flies
Published: 2012-07-18
More than 2 years ago
Every style of streamer from the Aztec to the Zonker is covered here. All manners of streamers, bucktails, muddlers, buggers, matukas, and "others". If it's tied on a long shank hook - or even if it's tied on a short shank book but is a "long" fly, chances are it's here.
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Tied in the Hand
Published: 2012-07-12
More than 2 years ago
More than a hundred classical salmon flies tied without a vice by Swedish Svend-Olov Haard accompanied by a text on the history of the salmon flies, a lot about the House of Hardy and equally much about tying and fishing the flies. A beautiful book.
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Meerforelle an der Küste
Published: 2012-07-03
More than 2 years ago
OK, this is not for all our readers, but the German translation of Danish Thomas Vinge's books on Danish coastal flies will be interesting to a large number of our German speaking readers, and they are the best books you can get on the subject.
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Atlantic Salmon Flies of Nova Scotia
Published: 2012-06-09
More than 2 years ago
You have to love this kind of book! Published by a local enthusiast and full of patterns that are used locally. Nothing any large publisher would probably touch, but thanks to Damian Welsh and a self-publishing project the book is available to the whole world as print-on-demand.
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The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing
Published: 2012-05-22
More than 2 years ago
What makes small stream fly fishing so special that there is enough material to write an entire book on the topic? After all, has anyone ever written a "big river fly fishing" book? The short answer is yes - small stream fly fishing is special in many ways. The long answer is ...
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A Passion for Tarpon
Published: 2012-03-22
More than 3 years ago
"A Passion for Tarpon" can almost be considered two books inside one cover, as there is an alternating cadence where chapters of instruction are followed by chapters which transcribe a discussion between the author and some of the legends of fly fishing.
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Fly-fishing the 41st
Published: 2012-03-19
More than 3 years ago
This book is a delightful road movie style novel with a great plot, lots of character development, and a host of world class supporting roles - and not least some fantastic locations. And it contains some fly-fishing... and quite a bit of poaching.
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Favorite Flies for Baltic Seatrout
Published: 2012-03-05
More than 3 years ago
In this new book Martin has tried to cover his favorite fly patterns, and has included 29 of the flies that he and his best fishing friends use 90% of the time when they fish for Danish coastal seatrout.
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A Fly Fishing Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park
Published: 2012-01-07
More than 3 years ago
A fishing guide should be the kind of book that is dog-eared and spends most of its life bouncing around your car. It is not the kind that should get a plastic cover and placed gently on the shelves of your fly tying room. This is the best fishing guide book I've ever seen.
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Atlantic Salmon Magic
Published: 2011-12-28
More than 3 years ago
Quite an amazing book. Great overview of the skills and techniques used to fish for Atlantic Salmon. Great DVD on Russian salmon rivers in the back. Another winner from Wild River Press.
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Essential Saltwater Flies
Published: 2011-12-25
More than 3 years ago
A very nice book with a great selection of traditional saltwater patterns, richly illustrated with step-by-step photos. Not a coffee table book in any sense, but an excellent beginner's title.
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A hundred places...
Published: 2011-12-15
More than 3 years ago
A review of the two Fifty Places to Fly-fish Before You Die books from Crish Santella who seems to be a book factory. Each dream location is covered with a brief text and a few facts, and many even without any images. I wonder how these books can become bestsellers. I'm not impressed...
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Book couriers wanted
Published: 2011-12-06
More than 3 years ago
Is there any GFF readers who travel between the US an Europe, maybe even Scandinavia or ideally Denmark, who would be willing to bring books over now and then and mail them on to Martin in Denmark?
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The Blitz
Published: 2011-11-09
More than 3 years ago
Tracking the annual saltwater migration from north (Maine) to south (Carolina) has all the hallmarks of a daunting task, but McDonald and Brown do it justice.
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Fishing Season
Published: 2011-10-30
More than 3 years ago
I was a third into the book already the first day I had it, and finished it in just a couple of days, which in itself tells how much I liked it. I rarely give the Global Class score to other books than coffee table books with large, glossy pages and lots of snazzy and stylish photos, but this one easily earned our maximum score.
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Plu Stiniog
Published: 2011-10-24
More than 3 years ago
The subtitle is "Trout Flies For North Wales". These flies may come from Wales, but look like they can be used anywhere! Very systematic and thorough with lots of patterns each with a small description, list of materials and photos of the flies.
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I've Never Met an Idiot...
Published: 2011-09-21
More than 3 years ago
Henry Winkler is best known via TV as Fonzie on the popular American 70's sitcom Happy Days. Through his newest book, I've Never Met an Idiot on the River, Winkler accounts about his life with the love of his life, Stacey, mistakes made in life, raising children and of course fly fishing. The book is a quick and joyful read that leaves you feeling like you're just like a TV star - at least in a few very important habits of life.
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Bonefish Fly Patterns
Published: 2011-08-22
More than 3 years ago
Dick Brown has made a good book much better by updating his classic 1996 title, and Bonefish Fly Patterns must be considered mandatory reading for bonefish anglers - rookies and oldtimers - on line with Randall Kaufmann's Bonefishing! and Brown's own Fly Fishing for Bonefish.
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Kelsongasm!
Published: 2011-06-23
More than 3 years ago
If you are into classical salmon flies, great writing and excellent fly photography the book The Essential Kelson is a very good reason to set yourself back £35.-. Terry Griffiths and Marvin Nolte have outdone themselves.
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Muskie on the Fly
Published: 2010-12-06
More than 4 years ago
Muskie on the fly? You got to be kidding me, right? Nope. Robert Tomes has written the definitive text on the subject. It's all here, from teaching you how to deal with the inevitable heart stopping follows, to offering some advice on where to go and who to go with.
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GFF Books
Published: 2010-09-06
More than 4 years ago
It has been awfully quiet on GFF lately, but we're working behind the scenes on some great material for the autumn. During the summer Martin has been busy making books, and you can now buy two volumes chuck full of his beautiful images and support GFF at the same time.
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A Passion for Pike
Published: 2010-01-31
More than 5 years ago
A book solely concentrating on fishing for pike by Dutch artist and avid pike angler Ad Swier. This book will take you around the subject of fishing for the toothy predator. As an angler with a smaller passion than the author's, but still a passion for pike, Martin thoroughly enjoyed the book.
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Tying Furled Flies
Published: 2010-01-27
More than 5 years ago
Hanley's pragmatic and productive approach to a specific tying method: using furled pieces of material to create elongated shapes of different kinds. Used to tie all types of flies from mayflies over large damsels to small fish. Richly illustrated with great tying and fishing pictures.
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Secret Flies
Published: 2010-01-04
More than 5 years ago
If you use or are intrigued by the Eastern European way of nymphing - Czech nymph fishing - this book will offer you more patterns for that method than you can fish in a lifetime. The best anglers and tyers from the region shares their secrets. Bob Petti reviews the book here.
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Pesca a mosca
Published: 2010-01-03
More than 5 years ago
Yeah, it's Italian, and no, Martin doesn't read Italian! But the nice layout and the great pictures is more than enough to make him enjoy this "Complete manual of fly fishing" in Italian. And in spite of having to spell his way through a few sentences, has already learned a couple of new things.
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Salmon Fly Directory
Published: 2009-06-21
More than 5 years ago
This is a massive and impressing work by Chris Mann whose books we hold in high esteem here on the GFF. With more than 1,800 fly patterns listed, each meticulously illustrated in Mann's superior style, this is probably THE title you want as a reference to salmon flies.
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Muskie on the Fly
Published: 2009-02-07
More than 6 years ago
It's been a long time since pike angler Mark Dysinger has been so invigorated after reading a flyfishing book. But he was when reading "Muskie on the Fly" by Robert S. Tomes, which is the first complete work ever composed and dedicated to the pursuit of muskellunge with a fly.
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Fly Fishing for Bonefish
Published: 2009-01-08
More than 6 years ago
This classical bonefish book from 1992 has now been totally revised to reflect the most recent development in bonefishing and has had a well deserved visual overhaul with more color photos and a very nice layout. The book is very hands on and practical in its approach.
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Trout Flies for the 21st Century
Published: 2008-10-20
More than 6 years ago
As first entry in the new "Fly Tyer" library of books, Dick Talleur gathers up new assortment of trout flies - a mix mash of classics and contemporary patterns, some well known some quite obscure. You'll find a classic Grannom wet fly and a Royal Wulff, as well as flies with names like "The $3 Dip".
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LaFontaines Legacy
Published: 2008-10-17
More than 6 years ago
With LaFontaine's Legacy, Al and Gretchen Beatty close the book on one of the most creative and innovative fly tying minds we've ever known. Gary wanted to publish one more work, capturing the new and changed flies he invented, but his illness would not let him. Al, Gretchen, and other friends took it upon themselves to finish what Gary started.
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Fly Fishing and Fly Tying II
Published: 2008-10-14
More than 6 years ago
Many people complain that there is nothing new to say about fly fishing - that new books are just updates to old ideas. That may be true if you read only about fishing in your area. This book was written by anglers in the Czech Republic, and it was chock full of good advice and fresh ideas.
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Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying
Published: 2008-10-11
More than 6 years ago
Charlie Craven is no stranger to the online fly tying community, so the announcement of his new fly tying book was warmly received. Most of us have seen his online tutorials and could not wait to get our hands on an honest-to-goodness solid flesh-and-blood book of his tying.
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A Celebration
Published: 2008-06-17
More than 6 years ago
Personally Martin Joergensen has always carried a certain portion of envy when he leafs through books like this. Why isn't it him who has been to all these classical and historical places? After a while the enjoyment takes over and in the end the contemplation wins as he starts start reading the texts.
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Fly-Fishing for Smallmouth
Published: 2007-12-19
More than 7 years ago
With "Fly-Fishing for Smallmouth", Bob Clouser offers a follow-up to his excellent book Clouser's Flies, this time taking us on the stream and letting the reader pick the mind of an experienced and highly knowledgeable angler.
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The Fly-Fishers Craft
Published: 2007-12-13
More than 7 years ago
I've enjoyed all of Darrel Martin's fly fishing books, and "The Fly-Fisher's Craft" is no exception. In a world where it is often said that there is nothing new to write about fly fishing, Darrel always seems to find a new angle, a new approach, or some interesting research to offer his readers. His latest book takes us on a trip through history to look at the origins of the basic elements of fly fishing.
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Fly Fishing for Striped Bass
Published: 2007-12-10
More than 7 years ago
Wild River Press, the publisher behind this and a other new books, is setting the bar extremely high for the genre of fly fishing information books, where the author doesn't offer a quick overview but rather an in depth master's course. "Fly Fishing for Striped Bass" continues that trend, and in doing so kicks it up a notch. The author simply blew my socks off.
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Ten Flies Simple Ties
Published: 2007-12-08
More than 7 years ago
I'm sure newbies to fly tying feel an overwhelming sense of "what am I getting into?!?". Everything seems easy once you know how to do it, but that first step is always the most difficult. With "Ten Flies Simple Ties", Andrea and Glenn Van Benschoten are doing something about that.
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Tube Flies Two
Published: 2007-08-21
More than 7 years ago
Tube fly books are few and far apart and the moment Martin Joergensen learned that this one was coming, he knew it was a must for him. Mark Mandell and GFF contributor Bob Kenly have gathered a bunch of the most innovative and influential tube fly tyers in this book.
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Tube Flies
Published: 2007-08-19
More than 7 years ago
This is the all-time classical volume on tube flies, and as the subtitle "A tying, fishing and historical guide" implies it deals with all aspects of tube flies. If you are looking for a general introduction to tubes in book-form, this is the way to go.
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Urban angler
Published: 2007-07-23
More than 7 years ago
ron P. swegman has taken up fly fishing again, fishing a plain 5 weight rod, riding his mountain bike to the water, wading deep rocky pools in hip boots and not least: fishing a lowly city stream with the downtown skyline of a large metropolis in the background. He has written a book about it.
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Nervous Water
Published: 2007-07-10
More than 7 years ago
Steve Raymond has given all fly anglers a treat with his latest book "Nervous Water", a collect of previously published or presented material, expanded and updated for today's fly angler. Many of the essays take a light hearted look at fly fishing and fishermen.
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Soft-Hackled Nymphs
Published: 2007-07-05
More than 7 years ago
Allen McGee has given us a modern look at the ancient subject of tying and fishing wingless wet flies. With the support of outstanding camera work and excellent illustrations, he provides anglers both new and experienced with an excellent summary of the topic.
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Czech Nymph
Published: 2007-07-01
More than 7 years ago
Karel Krivanec has given anglers around the world the opportunity to learn about the history and techniques of tying and fishing Czech Nymphs, a subject that is fascinating to anglers around the world.
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Kiwi Camo
Published: 2007-06-11
More than 7 years ago
The second chapter in Angling Exploration Group's fantastic travels, and just as entertaining and action-packed as their first adventure to Argentina. This time the bums go to New Zealand where they feast on NZ hospitality, lots of pasta and large trout in gin clear water.
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The Hatch
Published: 2007-06-04
More than 7 years ago
Every summer the salmon flies hatch in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River, and this excellent DVD tells the story about the hatch, the guides and anglers and the threats to the river and this fantastic phenomenon. Martin Joergensen has watched the DVD.
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Western Rivers
Published: 2007-05-31
More than 7 years ago
Some books just have it all: great images, well written text, large format, beautiful typography and all the nice graphic details. But very few have gold print. This one has! And it deserves it. Ralph Kyllloe covers Western streams and lodges from Alaska to California.
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The Rise
Published: 2007-01-16
More than 8 years ago
"The Rise" is Paul Schullery's latest book where he digs into many theories of fly fishing. With his typical well researched style, Schullery takes up an issue and heads to the library, figuratively if not literally. It is not only exceedingly well researched, it's a good read.
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Clousers Flies
Published: 2007-01-08
More than 8 years ago
The bulk of the book deals with the different fly patterns that Bob has developed over the years, including of course the classic Clouser Deep Minnow, as well as some variations such as the Fir Strip Clouser, Rattle Clouser, Super Hair Deep Minnow, Half and Half, and so on.
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The Trout Whisperers
Published: 2007-01-04
More than 8 years ago
This is the first fly fishing novel I have ever read, so I don't have anything to compare it to. I'm also not a literary critic. The best I can offer is the perspective of the target audience - a fly fisherman who enjoys reading books.
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Nymph-Fishing
Published: 2006-12-30
More than 8 years ago
Rick Hafele's been the entomology columnist for American Angler magazine for years, co-authored "The Complete Book of Western Hatches", and did the video "Anatomy of a Trout Stream". With "Nymph-Fishing Rivers and Streams", he brings it all together with an excellent textbook and a 72 minute DVD.
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A Passion for Steelhead
Published: 2006-12-05
More than 8 years ago
Dec Hogan is well known in the fly fishing world as a master of the two-handed fly rod, but until I picked up "A Passion for Steelhead" I did not know much about Dec Hogan the angler. 313 pages later, that surely has changed.
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Fishys Favorites
Published: 2006-11-28
More than 8 years ago
Jay "Fishy" Fullum is no stranger to readers of Fly Tyer and other flyfishing magazines. In fact, he's recently been named as the "artist in residence" for that magazine. It should come as no surprise, then, that Fishy's book relies on his art to tell the story of his flies.
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Woolly Wisdom
Published: 2006-11-08
More than 8 years ago
A whole book about woolly Worms and Woolly Buggers! Whoa! And a good book too. And it has flies both by GFF staff and friends of GFF in it. That can't bad... Gary Soucie's Woolly Wisdom has more than 400 Woolly patterns on some 230 pages.
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Streams of Consciousness
Published: 2006-11-04
More than 8 years ago
It is with due caution that I compare Jeff's writing in "Streams of Consciousness" with the classic "A River Runs Through It". I don't want to embarrass Jeff by comparing him to the great Norman Maclean, but I finished both books with that same feeling. "Wow".
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Salmon flies
Published: 2006-07-07
More than 8 years ago
To review this book is like kicking in an open door - a door, which was opened a few decades ago. So many people have praised it before me, and its influence has been so phenomenal that anything but a Global Class score would make little sense.
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Near & Far
Published: 2006-06-17
More than 8 years ago
GFF partner Martin Joergensen has been lucky enough to fish quite a lot of places in this world, and generally consider himself a well-travelled fly fisher. He feels that he lives up to the name of this site This book makes him humble in that respect.
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Atlantic Salmon
Published: 2006-06-09
More than 8 years ago
The subtitle for this book is "An illustrated natural history", and that is exactly what it is. Author Malcolm Greenhalgh's text has all the facts you ever wanted to know about the Atlantic salmon and Rod Sutterby's illustrations are exquisite and his fishing pictures are fabulous.
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Creative Fly Tying
Published: 2006-05-08
More than 8 years ago
While there are only 12 chapters in the book, each chapter is a gold mine of fly tying information. Each chapter takes us along for a ride on the development of the pattern, the genesis often being some frustrating fishing trips which make for some enjoyable reading.
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A New Generation
Published: 2006-04-30
More than 8 years ago
The book opens with a biography of Scott as it pertains to his involvement in the fly fishing industry. To this desk jockey - his life seems pretty darn cool. I mean - who doesn't dream of working in a fly shop, 100% immersed in fly fishing on a daily basis?
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South Africa
Published: 2006-04-22
More than 9 years ago
South Africa has a rich variety of fishing opportunities from saltwater over stocked reservoirs to streams in the mountains. Brown trout, rainbows, yellowfish, tigerfish and numerous saltwater species seem to be readily available in beautiful, lush nature.
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Patagonia
Published: 2006-02-24
More than 9 years ago
It is a stunning and mouth watering experience to let your fingers run through and your eyes run over this book. Not only are Francisco Bedeschi's images fantastic, but the landscapes and rivers they depict are nothing short of amazing.
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Trout and Fly
Published: 2006-02-10
More than 9 years ago
This is not a book you give to your rookie nephew who just took up fishing. If you're a pragmatic type of angler you might also find it a bit too much. But if you really want to learn about trout fishing, this is a book definitely worth reading.
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Fish Fights
Published: 2006-01-26
More than 9 years ago
This is a first! GFF partner Martin Joergensen read many books, which he had a hard time putting down, but never a fishing book. Not until this one at least. Bob "Bubba" Rich has managed to spellbind him with the story about the quest of getting into the Met Hall of Fame.
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Limestone Streams
Published: 2006-01-16
More than 9 years ago
Charles Meck is no stranger to fly fisherman as he's been writing books about fly fishing since the 1960's. His latest book tackles those most special of trout waters where hatches can be intense, the fish can be grow large, and the catching can be difficult.
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Bassin'
Published: 2006-01-06
More than 9 years ago
The book contains the information you would expect from a book on fly fishing for bass - bass bug tactics, water types, seasonal changes, but what separates this book are two chapters - one dealing with the fly fishing for bass, and one dealing with "bassin'".
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Raymond Classics
Published: 2005-12-30
More than 9 years ago
The first time I opened this book was on Ogunquit Beach, the sun beating down, and a heavy surf crashing not far away. It's not easy to imagine yourself being someplace else, when you're exactly where you want to be, but that's exactly what happened.
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Lefty on Bass
Published: 2005-12-26
More than 9 years ago
A few things you can count on when you read a book by Lefty - good stories, just-the-facts brevity, a conversation tone, and plenty of no-nonsense advice. Lefty continues this trend by filling the 143 pages with lots of his book with all of the above, and more.
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Fishing calendar
Published: 2005-12-21
More than 9 years ago
Do you need a last minute Christmas gift idea for an angler? Well, Merlin's Daily Fishing Calendar could be a very good suggestion for such a gift. Few anglers would complain if Santa brought them this as a gift. Martin Joergensen has had look at this calendar.
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Warm Water
Published: 2005-12-19
More than 9 years ago
I've seen a few other self published books and they always seemed like something bound at a local Kinkos. Not so with Joe's book. It's every bit as professionally presented as any book by one of the big publishing houses.
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Bates' Art
Published: 2005-12-01
More than 9 years ago
Better late than never could be one way of putting it when you review a book originally published in 1989. Joseph D. Bates, author of the masterpiece Streamers, also wrote "The art of the Salmon Fly", which GFF partner Martin Joergensen has bought and read.
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Hairwings & Tubes
Published: 2005-11-26
More than 9 years ago
With this book "Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon" Chris Mann has worked his way through yet another pile of flies sent to him from all over the world. And Chris Mann has done it again and provided us pattern-hungry fly tiers with a wealth of new patterns to inspire us.
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Spey & Dee
Published: 2005-11-25
More than 9 years ago
GFF partner Martin Joergensen writes: "...the often lightly dressed Dee and Spey flies with their long and swung back hackles and low riding wings are just soooo fishy!". That's why he finds John Shewey's book "Spey Flies and Dee Flies - Their History & Construction" interesting.
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Fly Fishing Mexico
Published: 2005-09-13
More than 9 years ago
This book on the Yucatan Peninsula by Argentinian anglers Juan Pablo Reynal and Daniel Beilinson is one of the most beautiful books we have ever reviewed on the Global FlyFisher! The sheer size makes it impressing, but the imagery is just beyond belief.
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Fernández Fly-Fishing for Bonefish
Published: 2005-09-13
More than 9 years ago
Fernández is definitely one of the grand old men in bonefishing, and although his name is all over the bonefishing community, this is as far as reviewer Martin Joergensen knows his first book as an author.
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Fireplace bonefishing
Published: 2005-09-13
More than 9 years ago
Global FlyFisher partner Martin Joergensen has gone through his shelves and dug out the best books and DVD's on bonefishing he could find.
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Weird Ways
Published: 2005-08-22
More than 9 years ago
What can you get if you mount a giant sling on your Volkswagen Beetle? A sturgeon fishing gadget out of the ordinary! This is just one of the strange gizmoes and methods that John Waldman writes about in his book "100 Weird Ways to Catch Fish". Weird indeed!
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More Small Flies
Published: 2005-08-08
More than 9 years ago
Ed Engle has given us the 2nd half of his treatise on small fly fishing, joining his prior work "Tying Small Flies" to give readers a true master's course on the topic of angling with - well - small flies. Another must read.
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Adventurous rod
Published: 2005-02-10
More than 10 years ago
This book is a paradox. Not because of the content, which is both beautiful and fascinating, but because of the circumstances around it. The author fished 45 countries and states in 10 years, and this is the book about that adventure.

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Streamers
Published: 2005-02-07
More than 10 years ago
This book is touted mainly as an instructional guide to tying the various styles of classic freshwater streamers. The hardcover layout is nice and easy on the eyes, with large color photos. It begins with some groundwork for tying streamers.
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Pallot´s Memories
Published: 2005-01-05
More than 10 years ago
This book reads "Memories, Mangrove and Magic" on the cover, and all that is well represented inside. The book is a beautiful journey in pictures, drawings and text through Flip Pallot's amazing fly-fishing adventures in places that most of us can only dream to go.
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Biological Time
Published: 2004-11-22
More than 10 years ago
Have you ever wondered why the newspaper has those solunar tables in the outdoor section? Do you fish for migratory fish and wish you could predict when they would be in the river and be willing to take a fly? If so, you might enjoy this book.
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Innovative Saltwater Flies
Published: 2004-11-15
More than 10 years ago
US based master fly tyer Bob Veverka has gathered together a whole bunch of very creative fly tyers to create a book that will appeal to all fly tyers, not just those who want to chase salty fish.
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Great Waters
Published: 2004-10-28
More than 10 years ago
The title of Dan Blanton's new book "Fly Fishing California's Great Waters" indicates it might be interesting to a limited audience. Limiting the scope of a book to one US state might seem like a very tight limit. But when that state is California things change dramatically.
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Spey Fly book
Published: 2004-08-30
More than 10 years ago
I have admired Bob's tying for quite some time - as I always considered him one of those rare tyers whose flies are museum quality beautiful, yet they have the sleekness and symmetry of a well tied fishing fly
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Tying Small Flies
Published: 2004-08-18
More than 10 years ago
Ed Engle has given us a real gem of a book on the art and science of small flies and small fly tying. Bob Petti thinks this is one of those rare books that will stand the test of time and be a major influence on fly fishers and fly tyers.
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Stillwater Fishing
Published: 2004-07-20
More than 10 years ago
Paul Marriner's Stillwater Fly Fishing can be recommended to any stream fisher who wants to expand the available fishing waters by orders of a magnitude - turn featureless discs into interesting fishing water. One of the best books on the subject.
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1000 best sites
Published: 2004-07-08
More than 10 years ago
If you had asked GFF partner Martin Joergensen a while back, he'd have answered that a book on web sites is a stillborn idea. End of story. Print stuff on web sites is bound to be outdated before the ink is dry. This book changed his mind on that.
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Soft-Hackles
Published: 2004-06-20
More than 10 years ago
This is the book that soft hackled aficionados have been waiting years to see. Not only is it chock full of wonderful patterns and photos of well tied flies, but it contains summaries of all the classic soft hackle texts.
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Tying Emergers
Published: 2004-06-14
More than 10 years ago
Three hundred and forty four pages of emergers in this new title by Jim Schollmeyer and Ted Leeson. GFF partner Bob Petti concludes that if you have an interest in emergers, get a copy of this book. Leeson and Schollmeyer have done it again, as he writes.
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Three in Norway
Published: 2004-06-04
More than 10 years ago
A great book about Victorian Englishmen hunting and fishing in Norway. This edition with the original drawings - with map and fifty-nine drawings on wood from the original sketches by the author, as it says on the title leaf - is global class!
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Salmon, Trout & Charr
Published: 2004-05-30
More than 10 years ago
A book called Salmon, Trout & Charr Of The World - A Fisherman's Natural History containing lots of tantalizing pictures and plenty text to have you reading for many a day at a bargain price. What more can you ask?
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New Zealand Trophies
Published: 2003-12-25
More than 11 years ago
It is the season for arm chair fishing and what better destination than New Zealand? GFF partner Martin Joergensen reveiws two excellent New Zealand videos which more than live up to their title: New Zealand Trophy Waters.
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Contemporary Saltwater Flies
Published: 2003-11-10
More than 11 years ago
David Klausmeyer is the latest author of a book on tying flies for saltwater fly fishing. His book, Tying Contemporary Saltwater Flies, offers excellent fly tying instruction as well as an impressive reference of fly patterns.
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Imitative Fly Tying
Published: 2003-11-03
More than 11 years ago
Ian Moutter is back with a followup to "Tying Flies the Paraloop Way". Consider this an applied fly tying book, as you not only learn how to tie the flies, but also how they were designed, why they were designed, and how they may be fished.
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Fly Rodding the Coast
Published: 2003-10-22
More than 11 years ago
No doubt that Ed Mitchell is an authority on coastal fishing. His 2002 book "Fly Rodding the Coast" is a large volume on the art of fishing from the shoreline. It covers close to all aspects of this type of fishing.
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Trout from Small Streams
Published: 2003-05-05
More than 11 years ago
Fishing for trout on small streams is not about big fish, big hatches, and big money. It is about intimacy. It is about stealth and caution. Dave Hughes tells us that and much more.
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LL Bean Book
Published: 2003-04-28
More than 12 years ago
The L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing is comprised of three previously published books - Dave Whitlock's Fly-Fishing Handbook, Macauley Lord's Fly-Casting Handbook, and Dick Talleur's Fly-Tying Handbook, all well known L.L. Bean publications.
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Taking Trout
Published: 2003-04-21
More than 12 years ago
This isn't an all-encompassing book on trout fishing. It won't take a beginner from choosing equipment to the first trout. Instead, it is a diverse collection of essays on varying topics that are meant to stand alone as individual lessons in the art of "Taking Trout".
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Stalcup's Mayflies
Published: 2003-04-14
More than 12 years ago
Shane's book is devoted to imitations imitations of each major stage of mayfly development - nymph, emerger, adult, and spinner - top to bottom as he says. For each section, he offers up several patterns, each with a introductory essay, step-by-step tying instructions, and a list of variations.
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Gentlemen’s Society
Published: 2003-03-10
More than 12 years ago
At only 126 pages, this quick read will have your mind absorbed in the genesis and exodus of The Gentlemen's Society of Angling. "It will have you quickly realize that flyfishing is a life's sidebar that oftentimes guides innocent trouble aside and level sets our daily grind."
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Millenium flies
Published: 2003-02-24
More than 12 years ago
The intent of the book "Dry-Fly Patterns for the New Millenium" has been to capture the state of fly tying as we turned the calendar to a new century. Word spread about this effort, resulting in a huge variety of flies being submitted from literally every corner of the globe.
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Goddard's reflections
Published: 2003-02-16
More than 12 years ago
John Goddard's A Fly Fisher's Reflections is a compilation of his many magazine articles and essays published between the mid 1960's and the present day. Presented essentially unchanged from their original form, will these articles feel dated to today's readers?
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Flies with CDC
Published: 2003-02-13
More than 12 years ago
We owe Leon Links a debt of gratitude for putting down in print the history of CDC in his book "Tying Flies with CDC". American tyers in particular owe Stackpole Books a similar debt for bringing this book, originally published in the UK, to our shelves.
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Tying Flies the Paraloop Way
Published: 2003-02-01
More than 12 years ago
My first thought was probably the same as yours - what is "paraloop"? Paraloop is part technique, part style. Take a piece of a parachute, a bit of a thorax dun, and some thoughts of a comparadun, mix, and you'll arrive at a paraloop.
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The Curtis Creek Manifesto
Published: 2002-12-18
More than 12 years ago
Ever read any of Robert Crumb's underground comics? Or Gilbert Shelton's Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers? Liked them? Then you will probably love this book too.
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Fabulous British videos
Published: 2002-12-04
More than 12 years ago
These videos are the best fly tying and fly fishing videos I have ever seen, period! Oliver Edwards is an extraordinarily good fly tier and instructor, but first and foremost is he an extremely entertaining and pleasantly knowledgeable person to listen to.
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Cheap & fun little book
Published: 2002-12-02
More than 12 years ago
Want a great and affordable gift for a flyfisherman… or a little treat for yourself? Here is good suggestion: a fun little book, written by a man with stories to tell and a big heart for humour, fishing and rod building. And the book is only 10 US dollars!
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Pacific Inshore
Published: 2002-11-28
More than 12 years ago
Compared to Hanley's previous Fly Fishing Afoot in the Surf Zone, this book has a lot more volume and a lot more content. Built along the same lines: instructive, insightful and well written. The new title manages to get around more types of fly fishing for traditional as well as almost unknown species.
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Advanced Kreh
Published: 2002-11-26
More than 12 years ago
I wouldn't expect to see the definition of double taper or weight forward lines in an "advanced techniques" book. That is pretty basic stuff. Would I expect to see a discussion of the merits of a large arbor reel vs standard arbor? Yeah. In this book, however, we got the former but not the latter.
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Kreh on casting
Published: 2002-11-23
More than 12 years ago
If, while fishing, you have to deal with wind coming from various directions, you have to make a quick cast to a specific target, change direction, or cast for a bit of distance, this book by Lefty Kreh will teach you a thing or two.
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Kayakfishing
Published: 2002-11-18
More than 12 years ago
Author Ken Daubert has written an excellent and enthusiastic book on kayak fishing with all necessary information on kayaks, safety and lots of fishing fun.
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John Randolph
Published: 2002-11-12
More than 12 years ago
If you want to know who's who and where's where, John Randolph is the guy to learn from. If there's anyone he hasn't fished with, and anywhere he hasn't fished, I'd be mighty surprised. But can he write?
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Catch that fish!
Published: 2002-11-11
More than 12 years ago
With a subtitle such as "The essential guide to fly fishing tactics" and cover texts such as "When to fish and where to cast" and "How to match the perfect fly" the promises are piling up in this wonderful book from 1999.
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Drag-Free Drift
Published: 2002-11-05
More than 12 years ago
"I must say - I was surprised to encounter a pretty wide ranging set of topics in a book about drifting flies, and more gory detail than I thought possible" GFF partner Bob Petti reviews a book entirely about leaders.
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Lines...
Published: 2002-10-30
More than 12 years ago
"This is a wonderfully well written book, with a fascinating mix of adventures and characters. Do yourself a favor - get yourself something to drink, go plop in your favorite comfy chair, and open up to the first page. You won't be sorry."
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Big Fish!
Published: 2002-10-29
More than 12 years ago
"A good book, filled with practical information gathered from years of research and discussions with fellow anglers. If you want to know more about trout, this is a terrific resource." says GFF partner Bob Petti about this book devoted to catching big trout.
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Bonefishing!
Published: 2002-10-29
More than 12 years ago
Randall Kaufmann sets new standards within contemporary fly fishing literature with his masterpiece on bonefishing. GFF partner Martin Joergensen has taken a virtual daydream trip to all the greatest bonefish destinations in the world. Read his review.
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Shrimps&Speys
Published: 2002-10-29
More than 12 years ago
"It continues page after page. Shrimps, grubs, Speys... shrimps again... more speys. Modern ones. Classic ones. I have always loved these particular types of flies, and there I am. Kid in a candy store... Dracula in a blood bank..." Read martin Joergensen's review of Shrimp & Spey Patterns.
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Pop Fleyes
Published: 2002-10-28
More than 12 years ago
"When reading this book, you get the impression that the authors are proud of their work and they know that they have written an above-standard-book". Reviewer Kasper Mühlbach honors Bob "Pops" Popovics' and Ed Jaworowski's book with the best grade: Global Class. Read the review here.
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Advanced Fly Tying
Published: 2002-10-20
More than 12 years ago
"What's really cool is that even if you disagree with him, he forces you to think about why you disagree with him and you end up learning something anyway. You can't really ask for more than that". Review by Bob Petti.
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Orvis Fly Tying Guide
Published: 2002-10-13
More than 12 years ago
Beginners: The Orvis Fly Tying Guide continues the tradition of Orvis "guide" books aimed at helping those new to the sport get a head start on a lifetime of learning. Read Bob Petti's review here.
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Striper anthology
Published: 2002-10-10
More than 12 years ago
My knowledge of the American striper heritage is not very profound, but I trust that the representatives of the literature that Waldman has chosen for his book Stripers, An Angler's Anthology are adequate. Read the full review here.
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A Perfect Book
Published: 2002-01-01
More than 13 years ago
For the first time ever we pass out a score of 6 in a review. Ken Abrames' book "A Perfect Fish" is pure Global Class! A wonderful journey through fly tying, art, poetry, facts and fishing methods. A book that can inspire all fly fishers - not only those who fish for stripers. Read the review here.
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Beginner's luck
Published: 2002-01-01
More than 13 years ago
European authors Chris Mann and Terry Griffiths angle for a new spin on beginner flytying books. With barely a photograph and just a small piece on materials and tools, see why this book gets a rare score on the GFF Review scale. GFF partner Steve Schweitzer reviews the book.
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Beyond beauty
Published: 2002-01-01
More than 13 years ago
"Land of Little Rivers, A Story in Photos of Catskill Fly Fishing" by Austin McK. Francis scores a Global FlyFisher Global Class mark in Bob Petti's review. Read about the book whose beauty is only exceeded by the majesty of the subject.
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Distant Waters
Published: 2002-01-01
More than 13 years ago
You'll be enchanted and tempted by R.Valentine Atkinson's book with pictures of fly fishing destinations all over the world and thrilled and entertained by the accompanying texts written by the greatest contemporary writers. Read the full review here.
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Lee Wulff
Published: 2002-01-01
More than 13 years ago
Lee Wulff was a quintessential fly-fisherman. From earliest childhood growing up in Alaska, Lee and the outdoors were two intertwined threads in the pattern of a long and accomplished life.
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Rod building
Published: 2002-01-01
More than 13 years ago
Tom Kirkman's book "Rod Building Guide" is a cover-to-cover brain dump of the author's experience building all manner of fishing rods. He doesn't tell the reader as much how to do things, as he does why, and almost as importantly, why not. Read Bob Petti's review here.
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Book review policy
Published: 2001-02-03
More than 14 years ago
One of the most popular venues of our site is the Reviews section. A good mixture of product and literature reviews are a heathly addition to a global site such as ours.
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A.K.'s Fly Box
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
A.K. should be fairly well known. The term 'production fly tyer' is very suitable for him. He counts his flies in hundreds of dozens and has before demonstrated his ability to write books about this kind of tying. In this book he reveals the contents of his own fly boxes. They contain a lot of brown trout flies - no salt water patterns, no poppers, no bass flies. There are a few hoppers and ants, but apart from that it's mayflies, stoneflies a caddises.
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Atlantic Salmon Handbook
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
Although this book is riddled with errors it does convey the basic information that a beginning Atlantic salmon fisher would need.
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Fly Fishers Guide to Saltwater Naturals and their Imitation
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
If you ever want to know the 'entomology' of the salt water prey species, this is a good place to look. You will become a very educated salt water fisherman if you read and understand these sections. This will fortunately not be so hard, because even though Roberts has a very scientific way of treating his subject, it's not hard to read and undterstand the book.
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Glimpses of Maine's Angling Past
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
This is a very unique and interesting little book. No fly patterns. No fishing techniques. It is basically what the title implies - a portal into the past of one of the most historically significant states in the U.S. with regards to fishing and in particular, fly-fishing.
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Laksefluer (Salmon Flies)
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
Danish-American Poul Jorgensen belongs amongst the greatest inspirators when it comes to classical salmon flies. His book 'Salmon Flies - Their Character, Style, and Dressing' is metioned by many well known international salmon fly tyers as the book that started them as salmon fly tyers.
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Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies by Paul Marriner should not be viewed as simply a book.
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The new list of books
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
Our list of book reviews.
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The old list of books
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
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The Riffling Hitch
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
A whole book about a very special fishing technique for salmon and steelhead by one of the sport's most well known authors.
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Tying Foam Flies
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
What stirred my interest in this book was Charles Garwood's article on foam flies for panfish. In this he mentions Skip Morris as his inspiration. During a recent visit in Seattle I stumbled over the book, and as it's absolutely reasonable priced and looked very interesting, I immediately bought it.
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Book column November 2000
Published: 2000-11-01
More than 14 years ago
Fly fishing obsession, does it exist? "The final question is; should any man turn his back on ambition, profit, security, and a parking place in the city, just to pursue a fish!"
Book column August 2000
Published: 2000-08-01
More than 14 years ago
I'd like to discuss the topic of old and antique fishing tackle from two perspectives. First as actual fishing tackle and second as collectibles. The resurgence in interest for old stuff seems to be okay to me because I'm also old and worn.
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Book column June 2000
Published: 2000-06-01
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Book column May 2000
Published: 2000-05-01
More than 14 years ago
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Book column April 2000
Published: 2000-04-01
More than 15 years ago
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Book column March 2000
Published: 2000-03-01
More than 15 years ago
Book column February 2000
Published: 2000-02-01
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Book column January 2000
Published: 2000-01-01
More than 15 years ago
The South African Fly Fishing Handbook
Published: 1999-10-01
More than 15 years ago
When Dean Riphagan's book, "The South African Fly Fishing Handbook" arrived at my doorstep, I could only imagine what was inside the package. Would the book contain some patterns I could use in the States? Would the book contain some tips or re-enforcing basics that everyone could use? How about pictures of trout in Africa?
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Spanish fly
Published: 1999-06-01
More than 15 years ago
Spanish flies are different! At least the ones that are shown in this book. The flies that this book treats are not only tied in a very special fashion, but almost all use Coq de Leon feathers.
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The Technology of Fly Rods, by Don Phillips
Published: 1999-05-05
More than 15 years ago
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Goats and lakes
Published: 1999-04-26
More than 16 years ago
Imagine a serious book where the smartest dog in the world and several pack goats all named Rufus play a major role! Such a book can't be boring. Gary LaFontaine's book Fly Fishing High Mountain Lakes is excellent - educating and entertaining.
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500 tying tips
Published: 1999-04-20
More than 16 years ago
This book is a collection of hundreds of small tying tips gathered during Dick Stewart's career as an editor of American Angler and Fly Fish America. Read the review here.
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Euro flyfishing
Published: 1998-05-05
More than 16 years ago
A project such as this excellent book is often referred to as a soup stone project. This refers to the fact that it's built from scratch by contributions from many people.
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Flies from the Flyleaves of my Diaries
Published: 1997-05-27
More than 17 years ago
Preben Torp Jacobsen's book Flies from the Flyleaves of my Diaries, subtitled "And further Notes of possibel Interest!"
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Absolute hilarity
Published: 1996-11-01
More than 18 years ago
Combine the practicality of Sheridan Anderson, The witty prose of John Gierach and the comedic illustration of Gene Trump and you have the only Alan Pratt book ever published. Click here to read why this book surpasses simple flyfishing comedy into absolute hilarity. A genuine 6 on the GFF scale!
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Float Tube Magic - A Fly Fishing Escape
Published: 1996-03-20
More than 19 years ago
. This time it's float tubing. It's a basic book, that treats the subject from the bottom: considerations before buying, selecting a tube and other equipment, getting 'on board', strategies and much more. On top of that comes a more general section on trout food and flies.
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The Essence of Flycasting
Published: 1996-01-18
More than 19 years ago
This book is very stylish, kind of mellow in the visual tone and held in beautiful B/W. People who have met Krieger (or seen his videos) will know that he is not excactly B/W. On the opposite: he's a colorfull, enthusiastic, noisy, acting-all-kinds-of-roles type of instructor.
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Micropatterns
Published: 1996-01-11
More than 19 years ago
With this book you get your moneys worth in weight. The book is a large format book with more than 300 pages. The size alone can make this book a bit scary, and innocent flytyers who leaf through it, will probably be intimidated by the huge volume of information.
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Surf zone fishing
Published: 1995-12-01
More than 19 years ago
We at GFF wish that more people made books like this: small and affordable and right on the target. Ken Hanley's small classic has been reprinted
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Aquatic trout foods
Published: 1995-08-20
More than 19 years ago
The book is actually quite systematic. Dave Whitlock deals with all important fresh water trout food species; from mayflies, caddisflies and stoneflies to fish, scuds, shrimps and leeches. Every group is descibed in detail: life cycle, which is very important to understand -- especially when it comes to insects, morphology, habitus and how to imitate them.
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How to dress salmon flies
Published: 1995-06-26
More than 19 years ago
This is a very quotable book. I like short, concentrated books, that don't waste too much time on repetitions and smalltalk. Mr. Pryce-Tannatt is a writer just after my heart, when it comes to that. He does not beat around the bush and talk in length about things that don't concern the subject.
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Striper Moon
Published: 1995-06-23
More than 19 years ago
This small book has made me a striper fan. The subtitle gave me the first hint that this would be interesting: 'Fly Fishing Techniques and Flies for Striped Bass in Estuary, River, Bay and Surf'. Being a salt water FF'er myself, any FF-title, that doesn't include the word 'stream' is interesting. Estuary, River Bay and Surf. I fish almost exclusively in bay and surf, and this kind of fishing seems little known elsewhere.it even says
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The World's Best Trout Flies
Published: 1995-05-23
More than 19 years ago
This is a book that I bought when attending a very well set up fly tying arrangement here in Denmark just after new year, and already at the arrangement I met two of the tyers featured in the book: Oliver Edwards (UK) and Mogens Espersen (Denmark).
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Production Fly Tying
Published: 1995-05-10
More than 19 years ago
The fascinating thing about AK is, that you start believing him and that many of his methods make sense. His approach is very personal, and he doesn't try to hide this.
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Flytyers Masterclass
Published: 1995-04-20
More than 20 years ago
When you take into consideration the size and volume of this book: large format and app. 250 pages, and the fact that it 'only' deals with 20 flies, it should be obvious that each fly is described in minute details. And it sure is.
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The art of the trout fly
Published: 1995-04-02
More than 20 years ago
Seriously. This is a book that I like just to touch. The print renders the photos in an excellent quality, and leaves the reader with a feeling that the flies are as textured, translucent and subtle as they actually are.
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How it started
Published: 1995-04-01
More than 20 years ago
A short story about the book review section.
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