Best Fly Fishing Books We Recommend

  • Jun 11, 2020

The following is a list of fly fishing books that we recommend. Our staff have read and used most of these books over the years; others are recommended by experienced fishermen who have deemed them suitable for beginning to intermediate fly fishermen.

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Best Fly Fishing Books

Carp on the Fly; A Flyfishing GuideBarry Reynolds
Art Flick’s New Streamside Guide to Naturals and Their ImitationsArt Flick
L.L. Bean Fly Fishing for Bass HandbookDave Whitlock
L.L. Bean Fly-Fishing HandbookDave Whitlock
Nymph Fishing: New Angles, Tactics, and TechniquesGeorge Daniel
Nymphing: A Basic BookGary A Borger
The Orvis Fly Fishing GuideTom Rosenbauer
The Orvis Guide to Saltwater Fly FishingNick Curcione
Fly Fishing: Expert Advice from a Woman’s PerspectiveJoan Wulff
New Fly-Casting TechniquesJoan Wulff
The Complete Book of Fly FishingTom McNally
Billfish On A FlyJack Samson
Cathy Beck’s Fly-Fishing HandbookCathy Beck
First Cast: Teaching Kids To Fly FishPhil Genova
Fishing Small Streams with a Fly RodCharles R. Meck 
Fly Fishing BasicsDavid Hughes
Fly Fishing for BonefishDick Brown
Fly Fishing for Smallmouth BassHarry Murray
Fly Fishing for Trout; A Guide for Beginner’sRichard W. Talleur 
Fly Fishing in SaltwaterLefty Kreh
Fly Fishing in the Northwest Territories of CanadaChristopher C. Hanks
Flyfishing StrategyDoug Swisher, Carl Richards
Fly-Fishing with Children: A Guide for ParentsPhilip Brunquell, Tom Rosenbauer
Permit on a FlyJack Samson
Pike on the Fly: The Flyfishing Guide to Northerns, Tigers & MuskiesBarry Reynolds, John Berryman
Practical Saltwater Fly FishingMark Sosin
Prospecting for Trout: Flyfishing Secrets from a Streamside ObserverTom Rosenbauer
Reading the Water: A Fly Fisher’s Handbook for Finding Trout in All Types of WaterDave Hughes
Reading Trout Streams: An Orvis GuideTom Rosenbauer, James Sulham
Selective TroutDoug Swisher, Carl Richards
Steelhead Fly Fishing and FliesTrey Combs


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