Category Archives: Fly Fishing Books

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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Bugwater by Arlen Thomason

Bugwater is the most exciting and revelatory book on the behavior of aquatic insects I have ever seen. Arlen’s photography rivals that of Ted Fauceglia, with special emphasis on capturing characteristic behaviors in the wild. I can only imagine the … Continue reading

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Best of 2009: The year in fly fishing books and DVDs

Looking for gift ideas? There were 266 new books and DVDs released into the fly fishing marketplace in 2009. That’s down significantly from 2008, when 499 titles were released. The soft retail market drove different responses from the various publishers. … Continue reading

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The Complete Steelheader: John Larison Q&A and book signing

John Larison’s The Complete Steelheader has changed the way I fish more than any other book I’ve read. There are lots of other books out there that have had an effect on my life, fishing philosophy, etc. But no other … Continue reading

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Q&A with fly tying author Skip Morris: Trout Flies for Rivers

Last weekend I had the chance to sit down with fly fishing author Skip Morris in his home town on the Olympic Peninsula. Skip had just published a new fly pattern book with his wife Carol Ann, Trout Flies for … Continue reading

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Inventing Montana, Dispatches from the Madison Valley

Inventing Montana by Ted Leeson Fans of Ted Leeson will be very pleased to know that his latest book, Inventing Montana, Dispatches from the Madison Valley, is now available at the Caddis Fly. Leeson is well known as one of … Continue reading

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The North Umpqua Chronicles: Book excerpt by Pat McRae

If you’re in love with the North Umpqua, you need to read Pat McRae’s new book about fly fishing 12 months a year on Oregon’s finest wild steelhead river. You can pick up The North Umpqua Chronicles at the shop. … Continue reading

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Northwest of Normal is a Must-Read

It’s about time. I mean, how many times do I have to go back and re-read The River Why, wishing there was another book, wishing there was another author who could capture the rain-soaked, moss-covered, sleep-deprived psychosis of life as … Continue reading

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Fish warriors, arm yourselves for battle: Recommended reading

Our wild fish stocks are at a turning point in Oregon Dams are coming down. Studies are showing that inbred hatchery pukes are no substitute for (and are in fact complicit in the destruction of) native fish. Ocean conditions have … Continue reading

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The North Umpqua Chronicles: Q&A with Pat McRae

Saturday, I was fishing with Pat McRae, author of the new steelhead diary The North Umpqua Chronicles on his home water – the famed pools of the North Umpqua. McRae’s book will be available in August — it covers fishing … Continue reading

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