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 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.
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 –
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)
Headwaters Fall as Snow, (2003);
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).