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I was wondering what was everyone's must have Fly Fishing books . Since i'm on home duty for a while taking care of JR. I figured I would do some reading to improve my knowledge since I have no time for some hands on learning . Well I already own laFontain's caddis Borgers presentation and nymphing, Humphreys trout tactics. So what are your must have books ?????

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"2008 Pennsylvania Fishing Summary"

I mean since i bought a license this year, and the license came with a book, I "must have" it around here someplace.

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Fred,

Two good ones to add:

"Prospecting for Trout" by Tom Rosenbauer from Orvis - How /why / what / when trout feed, fly selection and fishing methods.

"Hatches II" by Natasi & Caucci - great study of mayflies with photos.

Good reading Papa........

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Ed Shenk's Fly Rod Trouting, is a good book. If you fish spring creeks with midge hatches then Midge Magic, by Don Holbrook. Don has a lot of ties in there so if you don't tie maybe Fishing Small Flies, by Ed Engle.

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the book ...mayflies...by ted fauceglia has some fantastic pictures of mayflies, plus a short article on when it emerges and he includes some tying instructions....

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another book that i`m reading right now is ...slack line strategies for fly fishing...by john judy, different ways to cast using slack in your presentation, especially downstream casting, i`m about halfway finished great book

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I second "Mayflies"
and would like to add "Fishing for Pressured Trout"

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Quote:

jrcll wrote:
another book that i`m reading right now is ...slack line strategies for fly fishing...by john judy, different ways to cast using slack in your presentation, especially downstream casting, i`m about halfway finished great book


I've been reading this book as well. I've always felt that some of the standard presentations being recommended in most literature had some issues producing drag at times but this is the first time I've seen it put to print.

The other day I fished the LL and watched a fellow on the far side execute a slack line downstream drift to catch three consecutive trout. Very useful tool especially in an area where you can't wade into a down stream position.

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Here is another one.

DeLomes Atlas and Gazetteer.

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Going the route of PA map and stream books:

Gazetteer (as mentioned) IMO everyone should have one.

Meck book

Landis Book

Armstrong TU book

Wolf Book

(although each book has streams with outdated regs and maps so they should only be used as a guide)

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I'll second Humphrys "Tactics" and the Gazateer. "Limestone Legends" is great reading about the history of FFing here in central PA and I'd add Tabory's "Inshore Fly Fishing."

Posted on: 2008/11/11 9:03


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Vanishing Trout, by Charles Lose, is a great book about the history of northcentral PA freestone fishing.

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1. Traver-Trout Madness
2. Marinaro-A Modern Dry Fly Code
3. Lose-The Vanishing Trout
4. Fox-This Wonderful World of Trout
5. Caucci/Nastasi-Hatches II
6. Gierach-any of his books
7. LaFontaine-The Dry Fly
8. Maclean-A River Runs Through It
9. Bergman-Trout
10. Fauceglia-Mayflies

If you read these, you ought to enjoy some of the great fishing in print. These are about fly-fishing. I have been finding that many of the modern so-called fly-fishing books aren't. For instance, I am now reading "Home Pool," and though it is a nice book of stories, most of the stories really have little to do with fly-fishing.

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To my previous list, I would add two Harry Middleton books that, while not strictly about fly-fishing, are absolutely wonderful books: "The Earth Is Enough" and "On the Spine of Time." It was a real tragedy that Middleton died so young (age 44).

Posted on: 2008/11/13 11:14


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Well here is a list of all the books I own didn't have time before to see what I have on the shelve.

1 Pa trout streams and thier hatches Meck
2 Trout streams of Pa Landis
3 Caddis flies LaFontaine (Just Bought)
4 Presentation Borger
5 Nymphing Borger
6 Prospecting for trout Rosenburg Orvis (Just bought)
7 Trout Tactics Humphreys
8 101 innotive fly tying tips Meck
9 Fly fishing for Smallmouth bass Clouser
10 Bob Clouser's Flies
11 John Barr's Flies
12 Tying with CDC Leon Links
13 Hatches 2 Caucci/Nastasi
14 Taking trout Hughes

And next week I will be getting Fauceglia-Mayflies .

Posted on: 2008/11/15 14:30
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