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    Flyfishing books

    Need some help (duh, that's an understatement). I've potentially torn my meniscus (MRI to determine) so I'm going to be hobbling for a while and might have a short lay up from a 'scope. This is putting a damper on hiking/fishing for wild trout and also hitting the D for smallies on the fly. If I can't fish I'd at least like to read about fishing. So what I'd like are some good book suggestions from those literary coniseurs (sp) among us. I've read all the Gierach, James Babb, Traver, and Leeson books of recent vintage. I would like suggestions for good fly fishing reads along those style lines but if you have others that are held in high esteem by all means please share.

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    Re: Flyfishing books

    Doesn't get any better than Roderick Haig-Brown.





    Maybe even lucky to fish some of the spots he wrote about.




    Then a pilgrimage wouldn't be out of the question.





    pléisiúrtha


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    Re: Flyfishing books







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    Re: Flyfishing books

    I've just started on this classic. PM me if you would like to borrow it. It is a little bit technical and verbose, but is turning out to be a very good read.



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    Re: Flyfishing books

    Quote Originally Posted by Drossi View Post
    Need some help (duh, that's an understatement). I've potentially torn my meniscus (MRI to determine) so I'm going to be hobbling for a while and might have a short lay up from a 'scope. This is putting a damper on hiking/fishing for wild trout and also hitting the D for smallies on the fly. If I can't fish I'd at least like to read about fishing. So what I'd like are some good book suggestions from those literary coniseurs (sp) among us. I've read all the Gierach, James Babb, Traver, and Leeson books of recent vintage. I would like suggestions for good fly fishing reads along those style lines but if you have others that are held in high esteem by all means please share.
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    Re: Flyfishing books

    A few suggestions, some combine fishing experiences with a particular technique and some instructional guides:

    Fishing the Dry Fly as a Living Insect - Leonard Wright
    A Modern Dry fly Code - Vince Marinaro
    Quill Gordon - John McDonald
    The Soft-Hackled Fly - Sylvester Nemes

    These should help you get through your healing period - good luck.

    NJPB

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    Re: Flyfishing books

    Ring of the Rise- Vince Marinaro
    Reflections on the water- Rick Kustich
    Tricos- Bob Miller
    The Lore of Trout Fishing- Art Lee
    Fishing the Riffle Hitch- Art Lee
    A Steelheaders Way- Lani Walker


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