Last night’s Zoom books list, fly tying, and other nuggets

A good virtual crowd last night for my Tuesday Night Zoom, “Good Reads.” In case you missed it, I shared a dozen books that have had a major influence on my fly fishing approach/philosophy/success. I had several requests for the list, so here it is: Trout Fishing by Joe Brooks. Trout by Ray Bergman. The Soft-Hackled Fly and Tiny Soft Hackles by Sylvester Nemes. Wet Flies by Dave Hughes. Two Centuries of Soft-Hackled Flies by Sylvester Nemes. Trout Lessons by Ed Engle. Striper Moon and A Perfect Fish by Ken Abrames. Steelhead Fly Fishing by Trey Combs. Steelhead Dreams by Matt Supinski. Nymph Fishing by George Daniel. Tactical Fly Fishing by Devin Olsen.

Some of the language in Trout is a little moldy, but Bergman still nails certain truths that have withstood the test of time.

It occurs to me that each of these books deserves its own review. I’ve already formally reviewed some of the newer ones on these pages, but I’ll be starting a series featuring the others very soon. Last night’s Zoom was so well received that I’m going to do another on Good Reads (Son of Good Reads? Good Reads II? Attack of the Good Reads?). The well of influential material is deep!

There’s still room in Saturday’s (January 30) class, Tying Wingless and Winged Wet Flies. We start at 1pm, and you can literally sign up for it any time before then. Here are the details.

And now, I’m off to write something for Dennis Zambrotta’s followup to Surfcasting Around The Block. Stripers on the brain…

10 comments on “Last night’s Zoom books list, fly tying, and other nuggets

  1. rich rubin says:

    Thanks Steve.

    Good health is true wealth

  2. Toby Lapinski says:

    Thanks for posting this, I was going to shoot you an email to request the titles as I had to miss last night’s Zoom due to the snow but it looks like you’re 1 cast ahead of me as usual.

  3. Paul Gross says:

    That was very informative last night. If you are looking for hard-to-find fishing books, Callahan & Co booksellers in Peterborough, NH has an unbelievable collection 603 924-3726. I don’t believe they have a website, unfortunately. If you visit in person, it’s completely overwhelming. Make sure you have a limit on your credit card!

  4. bgartner422@gmail.com says:

    Thank you, Steve. I enjoyed my first Zoom meeting with you. I look forward to Good Reads II.

    Bob Gartner

  5. Tim Farrell says:

    Good Morning Steve: I sent a $10 payment to you yesterday for today’s fly tying seminar. I was just wondering if you had received it. Tim Farrell

    Sent from my iPhone

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