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A river runs through it is my favorite "novel" then anything by John Gerich his books are great.

 

"Trout Reflections" by david Carroll is a fine book along with a book called "I fish therefore I am & other Observations" by Patrick McManus.

 

There are many others but those are a few off the top of my head that I have enjoyed.

 

SD

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Any fly fishing story that J. Johnson tells about one of his trips...

 

On the real side, I have to go with SD, a River Runs Through It, not only is it about fly fishing, it's a pretty good movie as well.

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"Snowfly". I'm at work and I don't remember the author, so I'll post that a bit later. The book was a grin - a mystery thriller with fly fishing overtones! smile.gif

 

Joe C.

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Robert Traver aka John Voelker. If you like Geirach you might just like Traver. Same style but 30 years earlier... and his tin cups are NOT full of coffee!

What a story teller! smile.gif

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Victoria Houston's Loon Lake series of mysteries is pretty good. I have only seen them in paperback.

 

I have not read Patrick McManus in awhile but always enjoyed his stories.

 

Gierach is good also.

 

 

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Peddler ..Robert traver that name sounds really familiar i cant think off hand but i know i have a book by him....thats not the guy that did one of the books called "trout maddness" or "dances with trout" is it?

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Anything by Traver, Gierach or Middleton although I wasn't overly impressed with Middleton's On The Spine Of Time. Traver wrote some great books-Trout Madness and Trout Magic were classics. As I recall he also wrote Dial M For Murder which was later made into a movie. He was a retired judge from Michigan and I think wrote most of his books after he retired.

 

Dave

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I have to go with Teioneon. Patrick McManus! I have read all his books and some a few times. Always good for a laugh.

 

BFR

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Some great books mentioned above..........here's some others if anyone is interested in light winter reading:

 

 

William Tapply (Outdoor writer/columnist for american angler) writes the "Brady coyne" series. It's about an attornet that lives in boston and falls into $hit generally from friends/clients........in his spare time he ties flies and fly fishes all over New England.

 

Phillip Craig writes a series of mysteries based on Martha's Vineyard, the principal character in these is a commercial fisherman (no flyfishing), but the two of these authors have collaborated on a couple books which introduce Tapply's character to flyfishing for blues/stripers while solving mysteries.....I guess that sounds kind of hoaky, but i have enjoyed them.

 

Mike

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Fumbling With a Fly Rod by Ian Colin James.

Well known Canadian fly fisherman/author/guide originally from Scotland.

Very funny and irreverant in person, and his book is the same. Light but quite enjoyable read.

I was at a course he gave a couple of years ago when I was just getting into fly fishing, and someone asked him what knot to use to tie the backing to the spool. I thought that was a good question, because as a beginner I'd had to make that decision a couple of times. In his finest Scottish brogue he said...."Och, who cares, if you ever have a fish get that far out on you you've nary a prayer of getting him back anyway !"

Also anything from John Gierach.

 

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My favortie would have to be "Trout Madness" by Robert Traver.Although it is a collection of short stories or experiences fly fishing.It is also a 1960 edition hardcover. Cover price is $6.50 biggrin.gif

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