Note to Reader: If the hyperlinks don’t work try these booksellers or Amazon.com.
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 on life with a twist at the end of each that will surprise you.)
John Gierach –
I have read most of them (Stories) but try: All Fishermen are Liars, (2014), Simon & Schuster
John Hersey –
Blues, (1987), Random House (Stories)
Peter Kaminsky –
The Moon Pulled up an Acre of Bass, (2001), Hyperion (Stories).
The Fly Fisherman’s Guide to the Meaning of Life, published by Rodale Press
Nick Lyons –
Each one I have read has been a joy –
Try Seasonable Angler, (1970), Funk & Wagnalls (Stories) –
Also Spring Creek, (1992), Atlantic Monthly Press
Thomas McGuane (Stories):
Nothing but Blue Skies, (1992), Houghton Mifflin;
The Longest Silence, (1999), Alfred A. Knopf;
Gallatin Canyon, (2006), Alfred A. Knopf
James Prosek –
Joe and Me, published in 1997 by Rob Weisbach Books, is a beautiful way to introduce a teen (or yourself) to the old ways of the outdoorsman and the wonder of taking a kid fishing.
Trout – published in 1996 by Knoph, this is a illustrated book of James’ trout art. Beautiful.
The Complete Angler – published 1999 by HarperCollins this is Walton illustrated: A Connecticut Yankee Follows in the Footsteps of Walton
A Good Day’s Fishing – published by Simon & Schuster 2004 – A children’s picture book on fishing
James Rudaitis –
Casts in the Wind – Fly Fishing Tales, (2009), CFFCM (Stories)
Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die, (2004), Stewart, Tabori & Chang;
Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales, (2006), Stewart, Tabori & Chang (Stories)
William G. Tapply –
Trout Eyes, (2007), Skyhorse Publishing (Stories)
Lamar Underwood –
The Greatest Fishing Stories Ever Told, (2000), Lyons Press (Stories)
Reflections of a Fly Rod – Mark is a new teller of stories and this is his first book. It puts you next to him in the stream or climbing a cell tower looking down on waters he hopes to fish later that day. He writes well and there is truth in his style. Give it a try.