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Shameless Self Promotion

Books by Tom McCoy: How to Improve Your Fly Fishing & Catching. 30 fly fishing tips and tactics. Newly released in December 2016. Click here to see some reviews. Available on How to Fly Fish for Trout, the First Book to Read, (2014) Letters to Mack, Book ... Read More

Recent Reads & Friends

You can read the story of my favorite fly in this new book coming December 2017 - America’s Favorite Flies. With 656 pages and 1,700 images, featuring the favorite flies of 245 fly fishers, this hard covered first edition is truly an amazing book. Surely collectible with color photos, beautiful ... Read More

Who and How Books

A. K. Best - Fly Tying with A. K., (2008), Stackpole Books (How to). Hoagy Carmichael - Side Casts by Hoagy Carmichael A Master's Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod - in which Hoagy details Everett Garrison's rod making. George Daniels - Dynamic Nymphing. Clearly written and ... Read More

Where to go

Fly Fishing Long Island By Angelo Peluso, (2007) Countryman Press.Fresh water and Salt from NYC to the Points of Montauk and Orient - and everything in between. Long Island's Best Freshwater Fishing By Tom Schlichter (2004), Jostens Printing and Publishing.This is the single most comprehensive guide to every stream, lake ... Read More

Contemporary Writers

Bannerot, Longsworth & Rock - Firsts: An Anthology of Angling Experiences, (2008), CFFCM (Stories). Christopher Camuto - A Fly Fisherman's Blue Ridge, (1990), Henry Holt & Co. (Stories). John Cole - Tarpon Quest, (1991), Lyons & Burford (Stories). Richard Dokey - Pale Morning Dun, (2004), U. of Michigan Press (Stories) ... Read More

Vintage Books on Fly Fishing

I love old books and have a few... (the links may not always work due to the age of the books but you can always search for them.) Trout by Ray Bergman, (1938, 1976), Knopf. Complete Book of Fly Fishing by Joe Brooks, (1958), Outdoor Life. Fur, Feathers and ... Read More


I like some authors who write more than fishing books, although some of them were fishermen. Take a look: Paul Hyde Bonner - The Glorious Mornings, Stories on Shooting and Fishing, (1954), Scribners; Hotel Talleyrand, (1953) Scribners; With Both Eyes Open, (1956) Scribners; SPQR, (1952), Scribners. Jack Finney - Time ... Read More

Classic Fly Fishing Book Sources

You can search for new and old books on these bookseller sites: David Foley Books David Foley-Sporting Books 76 Bonny View Rd. West Hartford, CT O6107 The Angling Bookstore A helpful site for finding vintage books as well as some bargains ... Read More