They come in a wide range of styles and content. These are some of the best books about fly fishing: “The Longest Silence” by Thomas McGuane and “A River That Never Sleeps” by Roderick Haig-Brown are two of the best. In fishing, some books have become classics, like Mel Krieger’s “The Essence of Fly Casting” or Lefty Kreh’s “Fly-Casting Fundamentals,” which teach how to cast.
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The Best Fly Fishing Books You Should Read
The Longest Silence – Thomas McGuane
This book would be on our list even if we had to pick just three. It’s one of the best fly fishing books out there. If you ask a fly fisherman what their favorite book is, it’s likely to be this one.
There are a lot of essays in “The Longest Silence.” They take the reader on fishing trips of all kinds, and they are very interesting. In addition to being a great fisherman, McGuane is also a great author. The result was one of the best things ever made. Many of Thomas McGuane’s books about fly fishing are good. We especially like his books, My Life in Fishing: Favorite Long Stories Short and Upstream: Fly Fishing in the American West.
The Feather Thief – Kirk Wallace Johnson
Because The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson isn’t about fly fishing, it made our Top 9 even though it isn’t about that. It doesn’t matter if you’re a fly fisherman or a woman. The story will keep you interested. Hundreds of rare bird skins were stolen by a young fly tier named Edwin Rist in 2009. When Edwin worked with a small group of traditional salmon fly tiers who were very excited about their work, these skins were worth thousands of dollars each.
Some of those skins were returned to the museum without any damage. They also made their way into the hidden world of salmon flies, where they were never found. This book talks about the history of the skins, the heist itself, and what happened after that.
The Essence of Fly Casting – Mel Krieger
There are many people who have been good at fly fishing, but Mel Krieger is known as one of the best. His book, “The Essence of Fly Casting,” has become one of the best-known books on fly casting.
Detailed instructions and a lot of pictures show you how to fly cast. Anyone who is into fly fishing can learn a thing or two from Mel’s advice, no matter how skilled they are or how new they are.
Fly-Casting Fundamentals by Lefty Kreh
Lefty Kreh’s “Fly-Casting Fundamentals” is another great book on how to cast a fly well. There is a lot to learn about how to cast a fly, just like Mel Krieger.
This book is for people who are new to fly fishing, but also for people who want to improve their skills. Every time I open that book, I learn something new. Because this book is about fly fishing, you should put it on your fly fishing book shelf.
The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide by Tom Rosenbauer
If you are new to fly fishing and want to learn more about the sport, The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, by Tom Rosenbauer, is the book for you. It gives you a good overview of the sport. In this book, expert angler Tom Rosenbauer talks about everything from fishing tools and gear to casting, fly selection, and tactics in both fresh and saltwater.
The book is a great tool that is worth every penny. You can pull it out of your shelf of classic fly fishing books on a cold winter day and brush up on your skills. You will always learn something new.
50 Places to Fly Fish Before you Die
You should start planning your next fly fishing trip with the fly fishing book 50 Places to Fly Fish Before You Die – Chris Santella. This is the best place to start. It talks about the best places to fly fish around the world in your whole life.
A good gift for a friend who likes fly fishing is a book like this one. It should be on every fly fishing book shelf.
Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers – John Gierach
People who fly fish all over the world love John Gierach’s books because they teach them how to catch fish with a fly. Before John Gierach’s Fly-fishing Library, there were A Fly Rod of Your Own, Another Lousy Day in Paradise, and Dances with Trout and Trout Bum (to name a few). His new book, Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers, is just as good.
A lot of what Gierach has learned about fly fishing is in his new book, just like in his other books. Starting with John Gierach’s early books is the best way to get the full picture of this great author. Then move on to Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers (John Gierach’s Fly-fishing Library).
A River Never Sleeps
The book “A River Never Sleeps” by Roderick Haig-Brown is one of our favorite fly fishing books of all time. “The Longest Silence,” by Thomas McGuane, is a collection of beautiful essays about fly fishing trips. McGuane wrote the afterword for “A River Never Sleeps,” which is about fly fishing.
When Haig-Brown takes the reader on epic fly fishing trips, he takes them to places where there were a lot of wild fish. One of the best fly fishing books of all time.
A River Runs Through It
A River Runs Through It by Norman Maclean is one of the best fly fishing books ever written. It’s not on any list of the best books about fly fishing. “A River Runs Through It,” a movie made by Robert Redford and starring Brad Pitt, made a lot of people want to learn how to fly fish.
There is a book that goes by the same name. There are two brothers from Montana who love fly fishing. This story is about how they became friends because they both love fishing.