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Old 02-13-2008, 08:58 PM
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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.

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Old 02-13-2008, 10:26 PM
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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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Old 02-13-2008, 10:50 PM
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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.

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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.

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Geirach was fishing in Tellico?
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Old 02-13-2008, 11:15 PM
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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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Old 02-14-2008, 11:13 AM
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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.
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:54 PM
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Good books to read

Travers Corners
Return to Travers Corners
Travers Corners Final Chapter (All by Scott Waldie)
Big Indian Creek (Dave Hughes)
Trout from Small Streams (Dave Hughes)
Fly Fishing Small Streams (Gierach)
A Wisp in the Wind (Jerry Kustich)
Casting a Spell (George Black)
At the Rivers Edge (Jerry Kustich)
Royal Coachman (Paul Schullery)
Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge (Chris Camuto)
Hunting from Home (Chris Camuto)

Backcountry fisherpeople will really like Big Indian Creek and Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge.
Bamboo people will really like A Wisp in the Wind and Casting a Spell
Travers Corners is light reading about flyfishing with great characters and an interesting story line.
Hunting from home is really not about hunting but a book about a way of life in the outdoors by a fantastic author.
Flyfishing small streams is a very informative book written in Gierach style that translates well to the Smokies

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I would add to the many great titles already listed the following....

"Upland Stream: Notes On The Fishing Passion" by W. D. Wetherell
"The Longest Silence: A Life In Fishing" by Thomas McGuane
"Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis" by Howell Raines
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