About Tom

On the Bitterroot with Jerry

Introduced to fishing and trout before I was 10,

I am no expert.  I just enjoy it and all that it brings with it from friends to literature to beautiful places and now-a-days, memories. 

I am not a novelist

…or short story writer but a teller of stories. True stories. In retirement I have found the time to reflect on all I have experienced, to review the journals and binders filled with notes and letters. To polish (but not too much) the book for beginners: How to Fly Fish for Trout, which I wrote years earlier. To organize and edit letters to a friend into a series of three books titled Letters to Mack. My latest is How to Improve Your Fly Fishing & Catching. Recently I was on a committee of LITU which updated their fishing guide: Trout Fishing Long Island’s Spring Creeks. And I have written other books, essays and articles, some more personal than publishable.

I was recently honored to be included in the beautiful book America’s Favorite Flies

I am grateful for the self-publishing outlets we have today as I could not get the attention of the traditional publishers. I hope you enjoy my work.

Books by Tom McCoy

I live  near the Long Island Sound (and all those stripers) with my wife of many years, and Otto the poodle.  My sons and their families, including 3 grandchildren, are within reach – which makes me about as lucky a guy as you are destined to meet. 

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