Who and How Books

A. K. Best– Fly Tying with A. K., (2008), Stackpole Books

Hoagy Carmichael's latest book - Side Casts

Hoagy Carmichael – Side Casts – Stories of Garrison, Bogdan and more including Long Island’s own Ed Fody;  A Master’s Guide to Building a Bamboo Fly Rod –  in which Hoagy details Everett Garrison’s rod making

Al Caucci and Bob Nastasi – Hatches; Meet the Comparadun!

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.

Ed Engle –  Tying Small Flies, (2004);  Fishing Small Flies, (2005);  Splitting Cane, (2002), Stackpole Books

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

Poul Jorgensen – Dry-Fly Patterns for the New Millennium, (2002), CFFCM;  Dressing Flies for Fresh and Salt Water, (1973), Freshet Press

Nick-Karas on Brook Trout

Nick Karas – Brook Trout, (1997), Lyons Press;   The Complete Book of Striped Bass, (1974), Winchester Press

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

Eric Leiser – The Dettes, A Catskill Legend, (1992), Willowkill Press 

John McPhee – The Founding Fish, (2002), FSG

Kathy J. Scott: (autobiographical) Moose in the Water, Bamboo on the Bench, (2000);  Headwaters Fall as Snow, (2003);  Changing Planes(2008);

Doug Swisher and Carl Richards – Selective Trout

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. Search for it on Amazon.

Mike Valla –  Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies, (2009), HeadWater Books/Stackpole Books. 

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