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Re: Must have books

2009/4/1 21:52
From Johnstown, PA
Posts: 5
Anything by Traver is good reading too..........the one about fishing up high in the brookie tribs , if you fish up there long enough you might catch a meremaid.......priceless.

Posted on: 2009/5/10 17:41

Re: Must have books

2006/9/18 16:54
From Oxford, Chester Co. and Reedsville, Mifflin Co. PA
Posts: 10
I consider "how-to" books a necessary evil, like dropper loops, unless they are heavily anecdotal (the books, not the loops). Ray Bergman's "Trout" comes to mind as a pleasurable instruction book.

Here's my top ten. I heartily endorse:

1. "Fishing and Thinking" by AA Luce
2. "Fishing the Wilder Shores" by Sidney Spencer
3. "Fishing a Highland Stream" by John Inglis Hall
4. "The Compleat Fly Fisherman - The Notes and Letters of Theodore Gordon", edited by John McDonald
5. "Nymph Fishing - A History of the Art and Practice" by Terry Lawton
6. "The Essential G.E.M. Skues" edited by Kenneth Robson
7. "A Book of Trout Flies" by Preston Jennings
8. "The FlyFisher's Entomolgy" by Alfred Ronalds
9. "Streamer Fly Tying & Fishing" by Joseph D. Bates, Jr.
10. "George Harvey - Memories, Patterns and Tactics" by GWH and Daniel L. Shields

Posted on: 2009/8/5 23:08

Re: Must have books

2009/2/18 14:41
From nepa
Posts: 1
I've always been a fan of Nick Lyons-The Seasonable Angler is one of the best collection of stories of a guy who is truly obsessed with fishing.

Posted on: 2009/8/28 22:21

Re: Must have books

2009/4/24 16:40
From South Jersey
Posts: 295
On my list of favorite books is:

"Trout Madness";

"A River Runs Through It":

Ted Leeson's "The Habit of Rivers";

Hemingway's "The Big Two Hearted River"

And from the 60's "Trout Fishing In America" by Richard Brautigan. Being from the 60's I can't remember what it was about.

Posted on: 2009/9/22 17:26

Re: Must have books

2006/9/14 20:03
Posts: 0

salmo wrote:
And from the 60's "Trout Fishing In America" by Richard Brautigan. Being from the 60's I can't remember what it was about.

The only thing in the book that has anything to do with trout is a short essay called “The Cleveland Junkyard”. Its a Brautigan fantasy about going to a junkyard to look over parts of a Colorado trout stream that was scrapped by the previous owner. Leaning against an an old barn were sections of stream, mostly shallow riffles, the bigger holes and long runs already gone. The vegetation was out back but was likewise picked over, with only some scrawny trees and sickly bushes left. The rocks were in another section with just the largest ones remaining, apparently too big to easily move, and so on.

Its a surreal image, in a late ‘50’s, San Francisco beatnik sort of way. We still chop streams up into sections, like you really could take them apart and sell them piecemeal.

Posted on: 2009/9/23 0:46
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is full of falsehoods and errors. Thomas Jefferson

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