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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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My first was Marinaro's "A Modern Dry Fly Code," in the mid-eighties. Though I enjoyed it immensely, indeed I studied it earnestly, it lead me into a dry fly cul-de-sac for many years.

But the story has a happy ending because I later read Ray Bergman and found my way again.

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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Mine was "The Orvis® Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing" Book by Tom Rosenbauer. Still one of the best entry level books on FF out there.

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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Started with these and many of the authors who wrote them..

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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Started with these and many of the authors who wrote them..


Lot of great classics there.

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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LaFontaine's Caddisflies book is such a piece of work, I love reading that from time to time.

I too was tying before fishing. Mostly because my father was really into it and that was his way of getting me addicted.. well it worked. My first book was from him "A Book of Trout Flies" by Preston Jennings. Still use it for the majority of my ties.

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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Mine was Ed Shenk's Fly Rod Trouting. When I was a kid I had a paper route. I delivered on Main Street. The folks at the Vacuum store gave me a gift certificate to the used book store for Christmas one year. The bookstore had just opened up beside the vacuum store. I had recently bought a fly rod so I ended up buying this fly fishing book with the gift certificate. At the time I was too young for it, I guess. I glanced at some of the pictures and maybe read a few paragraphs here and there, but it wasn't until this year, probably 20 years later that I decided to read the book and take up fly fishing again. Reading it was a real eye opener! I couldn't believe that I had this book that unlocked all the secrets that were a mystery to me back then. I should have read it when I first bought it. There's a lot of things I should've done!

Posted on: 2011/8/28 21:51


Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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I met Ed twice at two different FF shows. He autographed a copy of his book for me. I talked with him for a while and asked him several questions about FF. He was very willing to answer all my questions. IMO he is a class act. His book is a very good read.

Posted on: 2011/9/3 23:55
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My first was Marinaro's "A Modern Dry Fly Code," in the mid-eighties. Though I enjoyed it immensely, indeed I studied it earnestly, it lead me into a dry fly cul-de-sac for many years.

But the story has a happy ending because I later read Ray Bergman and found my way again.
I just bought a old copy of Ray Bergman's "Trout". Looks like a good book. It has LOTS of old wet fly patterns. I love reading those old books.

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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I grew up in south eastern Massachusetts, fly fishing the kettle ponds on Cape Cod.

When I was about 14, I found a copy of "In The Ring Of The Rise" in my parents basement and I remember being captivated by the photography and really trying to digest what the author had to say.

I asked my Dad where he got it and he said he bought it in a fly shop back in the 70's when he went to PA to fish the Yellow Breeches and the Letort Spring Run.

Little did he or I know that 20 years later happenstance would bring me to south central PA and I would settle down in Boiling Springs where I could fish those places I'd read about over and over again growing up.

I still have that book and it's still one of my favorites.

Posted on: 2011/11/15 19:27


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1st fishing book: Fishing (a Golden Guide) by George S. Fichter & Phil Francis

1st fly fishing book: The Soft-Hackled Fly by Sylvester Nemes

1st fishing classic: The Compleat Angler by Isaak Walton

1st fishing story collection: An Outside Chance by Thomas McGuane


The Golden Guide, given to me by my grandfather, has been on my bookshelf since 1974, the year I started to fish.


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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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My first fly fishing book was Spring Creek Strategies by Mike Heck. That's possibly why I love those streams in South Central Pa.

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Re: Your first book on fishing/flyfishing ?

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Trout Stream and Hatches by Meck was my first FF book.

I want Caddisflies bad!

I don't think my wife frequents this board though so that hint won't help!

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