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    Default Favorite Book?

    What's your favorite book about fly fishing? And I don't really mean a "how to" book, just an all around great book, either a great read or one with awesome pics and insight.

    One I've been looking at for a while to buy is "Trout Bum". Anybody read it? My local shop has some autographed copies.

    thanks.

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    Not a how to but excellent read about fly fishing and our quircks with vivid mind pictures and countless laughs would be any of James Baabs books.Very tough to put down once you start, with an occasional mention of local folks and places.

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    This is a great thread. There has been more written about fly fishing than any other sport. I have heard that for 30 years. Trout Bum is a must read. I think I own everything John has written. Anything by Jim Babb is a must read too. Both John and Jim were down here fishing in Tellico last year. Jim is Walter Babb's brother who works with us. My all time favorite is Trout Tactics by Joe Humphreys. It is a complete understanding of trout fishing. Through Joe's words you get a perspective like you have never read before. I have an old worn out copy that stayed in my truck for years. One time when he was down here he signed it for me.

    Byron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron Begley View Post
    This is a great thread. There has been more written about fly fishing than any other sport. I have heard that for 30 years. Trout Bum is a must read. I think I own everything John has written. Anything by Jim Babb is a must read too. Both John and Jim were down here fishing in Tellico last year. Jim is Walter Babb's brother who works with us. My all time favorite is Trout Tactics by Joe Humphreys. It is a complete understanding of trout fishing. Through Joe's words you get a perspective like you have never read before. I have an old worn out copy that stayed in my truck for years. One time when he was down here he signed it for me.

    Byron
    Geirach was fishing in Tellico?

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    I think I've read most of John Gierachs books including, " Trout Bum " and have enjoyed them all. John Galligan has two mysteries " The Blood Knot " and " The Nail Knot ". I thought both were well done, successfully incorporating crime fiction with fly fishing.

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    Trout Bum is as good as any to buy. I read Geirach's books over and over.


    This may seem a little out of place here.... I have a "how to" book called Fly Fishing the Rocky Mountain Backcountry by Rich Ostoff that I got last year from a used book store. I can't recommend this to everyone, but if you have a thing for the Rockies and really long hikes for unspoiled fishing are your type of thing, I highly recommend it.

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    My favorite is probably America's 100 Best Trout Streams published by Trout Unlimited. It just gets me dreaming about the endless possiblities and new destinations for a trip!

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    not totally fly fishing, but a lot of it was....anything by ed zern.
    I started with nothing, and I have most of it left.
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    While not a fishing book this one is full of laughs and those of us who have done any backcountry hiking in the Park can appreciate...Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods"....Robert Redford has bought up the rights and is going to make the movie and star in it.....want to see him on the AT making that climb up to Clingman's Dome....

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    Fishing The Wet Fly by Pete Hidy a recollection of Jim Leisenrings's stories.

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