Spring Warm Up

Notes from the Shire by Nate

It’s mid-February. That means it’s almost March, which means it’s time to start thinking about Spring. Just because it’s below freezing and we could still get another snow storm doesn’t mean we can’t get ready for warmer weather. Here’s a few ideas to get the most out of the late winter and spring seasons.


Body of Water by Chris Dombrowski - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781571313522
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 18th, 2016

The history of bonefishing in the Bahamas, from its early days in the 1950s and the role of legendary guide David Pinder Sr. to the mythical allure of this challenging sport. Natural history at its finest for flyfishers and armchair travelers alike. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

What Trout Want

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ISBN: 9780811711791
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Published: Tradeselect - January 1st, 2013

Wyatt doesn't tiptoe around his complaint with fly fishing theory: the idea of trout selectivity is wrong. He challenges at least a century's worth of fishing convention by laying out clear evidence that trout are not intelligent creatures highly suspicious of our artificial flies. Trout simply don't have the ability to learn to any appreciable extent and are governed instead by instinct. Using this as a foundation he builds on the need for different fly design and better presentation as the cornerstones of successful fly fishing. An excellent book for those looking to expand their angling horizons. ~ Reviewed by Nate George

The Founding Flies: 43 American Masters: Their Patterns and Influences by Mike Valla - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780811708333
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Published: Stackpole / Headwater - August 1st, 2013

A beautiful, informative book that features 43 important Americans and their flies. For anyone who fly fishes, whether or not they tie their own flies. ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Orvis Guide to Small Stream Fly Fishing

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ISBN: 9780789322258
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Universe - April 12th, 2011

Rosenbauer's enthusiasm from a lifetime of fly fishing on tiny brooks and rivulets imbues this well-written and handsomely illustrated book. If you think of fishing only as hauling enormous "lunkers" out of the ocean, take a look at this. The streams are everywhere! ~ Reviewed by Louise Jones

The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide

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ISBN: 9781592288182
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Lyons Press - January 1st, 2007

Here is an excellent introduction to fly-fishing by an expert angler and patient teacher. Rosenbauer leads the reader from an explanation of essential gear to the correct way of casting, striking, and landing for different types of trout and waters. He also discusses fly selection and care of equipment. Each chapter is accompanied by illustrative drawings and photographs.

 Rosenbauer, the author of several other books on fly-fishing, is an executive with The Orvis Company, located in Manchester, VT, near the legendary Battenkill River.

~ Reviewed by Louise Jones


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