New Fly Fishing Books
Current Inventory of Fly Fishing Books
I Know Bill Schaadt: Portrait of a Fly Fishing Legend … $50
We now have copies of I Know Bill Schaadt: Portrait of a Fly Fishing Legend by Ben Taylor. This is an excellent book illustrated with great photos of Bill and his circle of friends. These include Jim Adams, Russ Chatham, Hal Janssen, and other West Coast flyfishing luminaries. For those not familiar with Schaadt, he was an exceptional big-water fly fisher, specializing in steelhead and salmon in the rivers of Northern California. Schaadt’s prowess was the subject of articles in Sports Illustrated, and many fishing periodicals. He was also a central character in the film “Rivers of the Lost Coast.”
New, unopened copies, $50 plus postage.
Oregon Bamboo by Joe Beelart … $100
Beelart, Joe. Oregon Bamboo. 2006, Maverick Press. Soft cover. New. Detailed presentation of the Oregon bamboo rod “scene.” Personalities include most of the Oregon rodmakers, with restorers, collectors, dealers, and others included for good measure.
Oregon Bamboo by Joe Beelart (Hardback) … $350
Beelart, Joe. Oregon Bamboo. 2006, Maverick Press. Hardback, no DJ (as issued). New. One of a small number of the hardbound copies. Detailed presentation of the Oregon bamboo rod “scene.” Personalities include most of the Oregon rodmakers, with restorers, collectors, dealers, and others included for good measure.
Giant Salmon: A Record of the Largest Atlantic Salmon Ever Caught by Fred Buller … $50
Buller, Fred. Giant Salmon: A Record of the Largest Atlantic Salmon Ever Caught. 2008, Firefly Books. Hardback w/DJ, 11” x 8 ½”. New in shrinkwrap. This amazing book chronicles all of the Atlantic salmon over 50 lbs. reported in local records, the press, and other written sources in Europe, the U.S., and Canada. Includes original photos, illustrations of classic salmon flies, maps, lists, etc. I don’t think anyone would read it straight through, but it is a wonderful bedside book. Bibliography, index, 486 pages.
Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods by Wayne Cattanack … $15
Cattanack, Wayne. Handcrafting Bamboo Fly Rods. 2000, Lyons Press. Soft bound. New Thoughtful and detailed discussion of hand planing bamboo, making ferrules, wrapping, and finishing. Shows how making bamboo rods by hand could become an obsession. Appendices include suppliers, taper tables, and support groups.. Appendices, index, 209 pages.
The Art of the Creel by Hugh Chatham and Dan McClain … $50
Chatham, Hugh and Dan McClain. The Art of the Creel. 1997, Blue Heron Publications. Hardback w/DJ, 10 ¾” x 10 ¾” New. Comprehensive history of fishing creels in Europe, Eastern US, Western US and Canada. Good coverage of the Portland creel makers—Lawrence, Clark, Peters, McMonies, Schnell, Kenns, Nelson, Frisbee—as well as the Colorado Turtle creels, and some California leather lofts. References, index, 196 pages.
Saltwater Game Fishes of the World by Robert Dunn and Peter Goadby … $15
Dunn, Robert and Peter Goadby. Saltwater Game Fishes of the World. 2000, Frank Amato Publications Hardback w/DJ, 10” x 13” Small remainder mark on the bottom, some shelf wear on the DJ. Sections of this book include discussions of the history of salt water fishing, the major fishes, and “The Anglers” which includes famous fisherpersons, tackle, and writers. Bibliography, index, 278 pages. Excellent illustrations.
Rod Crafting: A Full-Color Pictorial and Written History from 1843-1960 by Jeffrey Hatton … SOLD OUT
Hatton, Jeffrey. Rod Crafting: A Full-Color Pictorial and Written History from 1843-1960. 2005, Frank Amato Publications. Hardback w/DJ, 11 ¼” x 8 ¾” New. Selected examples of wood and cane rods with a nod to 1950s fiberglass. Helpful photos. Bibliography, index, 305 pages.
Great Fishing Tackle Catalogues of the Golden Age by Samuel Melner and Hermann Kessler … $15
Melner, Samuel and Hermann Kessler. Great Fishing Tackle Catalogues of the Golden Age. 1990 reprint by Lyons Press. Soft cover. New. Great text and illustrations taken from tackle catalogues 1890-1941. Includes rods, reels, lures, creels, waders, boats, camping gear, knives, fly boxes, minnow traps, and all else. 344 pages.