Who and How Books

A. K. Best

Fly Tying with A. K., (2008), Stackpole Books (How to).

Side Casts by Hoagy Carmichael
Side Casts by Hoagy Carmichael

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 well illustrated (using drawings and multiple color photos) to assist in the lesson, or should I say lessons.

Harry Darbee with Mac Francis

Catskill Flytier, (1977), J. B. Lippencott Co. (History).

Ed Engle – 

 Tying Small Flies, (2004); 

Fishing Small Flies, (2005); 

Splitting Cane, (2002), Stackpole Books.

Art Flick - Catskill Legend
Art Flick – Catskill Legend

Roger Keckeissen –  

Art Flick, Catskill Legend – A Remembrance of His Life and Times by  Published 2014 by Clark City Press, 197 pages with photos.



Austin M. Francis – 

Catskill Rivers, Birthplace of American Fly Fishing, (1983), Nick Lyons Books/Winchester (History); 

Land of Little Rivers, A Story in Photos of Catskill Fly Fishing, (1999), Beaverkill Press (History).

Poul Jorgensen

Dry-Fly Patterns for the New Millennium, (2002), CFFCM.

Nick-Karas on Brook Trout
Nick Karas on Brook Trout

Nick Karas – 

Brook Trout, (1997), Lyons Press (History); 

The Complete Book of Striped Bass, (1974), Winchester Press (History).

Gary LaFontaine

The Dry Fly, New Angles, (1990), Greycliff Publishing Co.

Eric Leiser

The Dettes, A Catskill Legend, (1992), Willowkill Press (History).

John McPhee

The Founding Fish, (2002), FSG (History).

Kathy J. Scott: (autobiographical)

Moose in the Water, Bamboo on the Bench, (2000);

Headwaters Fall as Snow, (2003);

Changing Planes(2008);

Brook Trout Forest,  (2011), Alder Creek Publishing.

Fred Thorner

How to Get Started Fly Fishing… (2011), Once you have read my book – How to Fly Fish for Trout, the FIRST Book to Read, it is a good idea to read a few more to round out your perspective and fill in some voids.  A good place to start is with Fred’s book.  Fred is a generous guy and fellow Long Islander who provides free seminars as well as works with our Vets and State Parks to teach people how to fly fish.

Mike Valla

Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies, (2009), HeadWater Books/Stackpole Books (History & How to).