Short takes

Short reviews of things that we've read or seen, but not reviewed in-depth.

A beautiful large format book with a detailed background story and tying instructions for a number of truly classical flies in all categories. Garnished with tonnes of excellent photos.
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. For people who love great photos and...
A nice intro to tying bass bugs, but not exactly impressing. It does contain some good tips, but dull B/W print and small page count disappoints me in this book on one of my favtorite fly-tying...
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...
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. Simple and no-nonsense...
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...
Beautiful flies, beautiful pictures. Classic salmon flies at their best. The intro shows some general guidelines for tying well shaped and proportioned full dressed flies. The main section is a bunch...
This book starts with the lines: "If you're even thinking of embarking on the life of a traveler - an angling traveler or not makes not a jot of difference - there are plenty of things to...
A journey to the amazingly windy realms of southern Argentina in the pursuit of large sea run sea trout.
This is a fly tying book from 1995 and that's pretty obvious when you run through it. Simple in scope, plain and fairly boring plates of a bunch of flies accompanied by a pattern description...
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...
Atkinson's photos are all over the place: in magazines, in catalogs, in books, online and offline. That means that we have seen a lot of them already, and I have been disappointed before when buying...

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