Individual taste in books varies as much as the favorite rod or fly. With that in mind, we hope to review books and videos from the ever-growing fly fishing world, and share them with you. Books will be the best of all worlds, new and old. Many of the old books are now available in reprint, and the wisdom contained is timely today. Others can be found in second-hand book stores, or by mail order dealers. As we find videos we feel are outstanding they will be included. Be assured, reviews are based on what we have actually read or viewed, and due to that fact, may not appear weekly.
FLYFISHING AND TYING JOURNAL
One of my favorite print magazines for fly fishing is the Frank Amato Publications Flyfishing & Tying Journal. It always is a good read with lots of interesting information, articles and fly patterns but I think this issue is a standout. Dave McNeese has an excellent article about Ernie Schwiebert and some of his fly patterns. Ernie was an old friend of mine and this is an excellent article about one of fly fishing's great author and angler. There is an excellent article by Len Waldron about fishing with an old friend, an article on Dapping by Jeff Morgan, articles fishing the Trico hatch by Dave Hughes and October Caddis by Steven Bird. My old friend Paul Schullery does some excellent book reviews and Boots Allen has an excellent article on Fishing the Autumn Lake-Runs. All this an much more. Get it, read it and then go fish.
Neil M. Travis
Managing Editor, FAOL