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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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"Universal Fly Tying Guide" by Dick Stewart. Bought in 1980 at Witwer-Jones Sporting goods store in Allentown. Still have it and the binding is falling apart and it is tattered, but still useable.

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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I've read several over the past few weeks, including Charles Meck's "Trout Streams and Hatches of PA," Meck and Weamer's "Pocketguide to PA Hatches," Rosenbauer's "Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing," but my favorite thus far is Bergman's "Trout." The imagery this book invokes is awe inspiring and nostalgic. I can't wait to finish it.

Posted on: 2011/3/7 21:42


Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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Well, I had Landis' book for a long time, but I don't consider it a fly fishing book. I saw it first in 2000 or 2001, and I was transitioning to fly fishing. So I used it for both bait and fly fishing, and all my family used it as well, for solely bait fishing. It's a trout stream guide, and useful for trout fishermen regardless of tackle choices.

I think I gave that old beat up copy to my dad and bought a new one 3 or 4 years ago, which was well after becoming a FF. The new one rarely travels on trips with me, but it still reserves a spot on my nightstand. I got it signed at the VF show this last weekend, which was pretty cool, but I was a little embarrassed at how good of shape it was in!

But yeah, of fishing books, it ranks up there.

My first dedicated FF book was Joe Humphreys' Trout Tactics. I've bought a number since, but I'd still rank it #1, it taught me how to fly fish. Got that one signed last weekend too, and Joe even added a drawing of a fly!

Posted on: 2011/3/9 14:14


Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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pcray1231, I agree. Joe's book is full of very useful information. I added it to my library several years ago. What he writes about was learned from many years of experience on the trout stream. Really good info on nymph fishing.

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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I'm pretty sure the first book I bought was "Nymphs" by Jim Quick. I still have it but the dust jacket is long gone. I'm looking to sell about two dozen FF books, many are first editions, and was wondering if anyone knew of any used FF book sellers within fifty miles of York?

Also have an extensive collection of Fly Fisherman magazines from the late 1960's to the present. Not every issue of every year but well over 150 issues. Am willing to give these away to someone who would enjoy, not sell, them. Must be picked up at my home or within fifteen miles of York.

Posted on: 2011/3/15 16:03


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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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I'm pretty sure the first book I bought was "Nymphs" by Jim Quick. I still have it but the dust jacket is long gone. I'm looking to sell about two dozen FF books, many are first editions, and was wondering if anyone knew of any used FF book sellers within fifty miles of York?

Also have an extensive collection of Fly Fisherman magazines from the late 1960's to the present. Not every issue of every year but well over 150 issues. Am willing to give these away to someone who would enjoy, not sell, them. Must be picked up at my home or within fifteen miles of York.


PM sent on magazines and on the books.

Posted on: 2011/3/15 22:11


Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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I would recommend if you are not looking to sell them, a donation to the local library might work.

Also, you might want to post the book titles you are looking to sell on here. someone might be interested.

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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It was either Ray Bergman's "Trout" or Herters guide to Fly Fishing and Tying , in the mid to late mid 60's. From then on it's been as much as i can get my hands or eyes on from "The Complete Angler" to Geirach.

Posted on: 2011/3/16 8:21


Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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My first book was Trout Fishing, by Joe Brooks (1972). Still have it in very nice condition. I got it from the Outdoor Life book club. Remember the old "get 8 books for $1" deal?

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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After attempt to read maybe a dozen of books and not be able to finish one I got my hands on “Even Brook Trout Get the Blues”, since than got all of John’s Gierach books (with exception of the small volume of his poems).

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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As a noob to FF, I have been told that Wolf's 'Fly fishing guide to Pennsylvania" and the pocket guide to Pa hatches was well worth the investment.

I'll be buying from Amazon used soon.

Posted on: 2011/4/14 6:06


Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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skybay wrote:
After attempt to read maybe a dozen of books and not be able to finish one I got my hands on “Even Brook Trout Get the Blues”, since than got all of John’s Gierach books (with exception of the small volume of his poems).


Similarity.

I've never read a single "technical" fishing manual cover to cover, or in one general time frame, with the exception of some of his books. Everything else is far too boring to be entertaining, and I'd rather go fishing and make mistakes than read about fishing.

Gierarch's books, OTOH, have been enjoyable, and entertaining, reading.

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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"Trout" by RB

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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My first book was Trout Fishing, by Joe Brooks (1972). Still have it in very nice condition. I got it from the Outdoor Life book club. Remember the old "get 8 books for $1" deal?


I recently came across this book while browsing an antique store with my wife. And with a $5 price tag, had to buy it.
It is a very good read - and after almost 40 years, still has a lot of useful info.
I was kinda surprised to find him recommending that newbies to fly fishing should start out with dry flies. I completely agree with him on that. That is how I got hooked on FF, and have gotten quite a few other people started into it fishing drys only.

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