Category Archives: Fly Fishing Books

Founding Flies

Mike Valla’s Founding Flies book “will no doubt be considered a definitive history for the flies of the 20th century. He’s dug out stories never before heard, interviewed tiers or people who new them and photographed the places where all-time … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing the Inland Oceans: Jerry Darkes sparks my interest

With the crew in last week for Capt. Nate’s Wedding extravaganza, we had the opportunity to spend some time with my old fishing buds from the Northwest and do a little recreating on the Ohio watersheds, looking for Lake Erie … Continue reading

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McKenzie River Trout, Red Fang in the Fly Fish Journal

My favorite magazine, The FlyFish Journal, ran a feature article on the fight to get hatchery fish off the McKenzie River. It’s worth a read, if you want to relive that great night back in 2010 in the Springfield Amory. … Continue reading

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Mike Maxwell: Lessons from the First Speyfisher

High water has its benefits, not the least of which is the shocking productivity it can bring back to a steelheader’s home life. Last weekend was a whirlwind of yard work, house cleaning and resumed projects, which inevitably led me … Continue reading

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Seasons of the Steelhead

Finally, steelheaders have a coffee-table book that captures the essence and excitement of our sport! Will Godfrey, one of the most important and influential angler/advocates of our day, teamed up with world-class outdoor photographer Drew Stoeklein to produce this stunning … Continue reading

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John Larison book reading in Corvallis tonight

The OSU Literary Northwest Reading Series presents a reading by John Larison. Thursday, November 3 7:30 p.m. The Valley Library, Main Floor Rotunda Free and Open to the Public Book-signing to Follow Larison has lots of noteworthy jacket blurbs for … Continue reading

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Off the Grid is here!

Shot in Mexico, Alaska, British Columbia, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Florida, Northwest Territories, and a few surprise locations, this collection of films is about places that are off the beaten path. It is about people that live the fly fishing lifestyle, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Holding Lies by John Larison

John Larison’s new novel Holding Lies is a grown up version of The River Why. It’s grim. In some ways, it’s the book David James Duncan said he didn’t want to write, couldn’t. Because the situation facing the Northwest’s wild … Continue reading

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The Greatest Fly Tying Book You’ve Never Heard Of

Today, as I was going about my office routine, our warehouse manager brought a new arrival to the front desk. I pondered the cover for a moment, fully prepared to be underwhelmed. Another fly tying book, cleverly titled Flytying. Brilliant! … Continue reading

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Ultra violet fly tying materials catch fish, Q&A with author Reed Curry

For about the past year, a few of us at the shop have been experimenting with UV fly tying materials. UV dubbing and UV Chewee skin have been a big hit for trout on the Mckenzie and Willamette Systems, and … Continue reading

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Fly fishing media update — Q&As and a new publication

If you’re interested in the fly fishing publishing biz, check out these Q&As from Rob Russell with the publisher of Stackpole Books and the editor of Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Journal.

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Two favorite fly fishing authors coming to Eugene Oct 16

Mark your calendars folks. Two of our favorite fly fishing writers are coming to Tsunami Books in Eugene on October 16 for a free reading and book signing. John Larison, author of The Complete Steelheader and Northwest of Normal, and … Continue reading

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Wisdom from the Trout Hunter: Rene’ Harrop talks about his new book, Learning from the Water

Ever hear of a trout stream called the Henry’s Fork? It’s a trib of the Snake River that flows through our neighbor-state of Idaho. It’s one of the most challenging trout streams in the world–a large, often glassy spring creek, … Continue reading

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Tying the Rickard’s Seal Bugger

In this short video Barrett demonstrates how to tie the Rickard’s Seal Bugger. The Seal Bugger is an absolutely deadly lake pattern. The fly does a great job of imitating a variety of lake food organisms including Dragon flies and … Continue reading

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Arlen Thomason’s Bugwater is in; Book signing Thurs 3-6

We’ve got a huge stack of Arlen Thomason’s Bugwater in the shop today, and Arlen will be on hand to sign books at The Caddis Fly from 3pm-6pm tomorrow. Read Bugwater review here.

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