Short takes

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

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...
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...
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.
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.
For those who are interested in chasing the biggest trout around, this book is chock full of excellent advice.
An excellent, udpated overview of fly fishing as you would expect from someone like Tom Rosenbauer.
Peter O'Rielly is the definite authority on fishing in Ireland, and in this book he covers lake fishing (loughs) in his usual, thorough manner.
Chapralis is one of the grand old men in fly casting and has taken part in casting competition both as a younger man and lately as a senior. In this book he conveys his knowledge about casting in an...
An American angle on the spey rod renaissance or "craze" with a very practical and applicable approach to this style of casting. Dec Hogan breaks down the Spey and underhand casts into...
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...
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...
Paul Whillock ties some really impressing realistic flies. People who have seen these creations will know why he was once stopped in customs and prohibited from bringing a fly into the US. They...

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