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Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Tue Dec 11 2018 08:35
by Slug
Need to get my father a couple of books for Christmas was looking at trout bums and fly fishing outside the box? Anyone got any recommendations?

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Tue Dec 11 2018 09:20
by davelumb
If he hasn't read anything by John Gierach before any of his books is worth a read. I have never fly fished but have read almost all his books.

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Tue Dec 11 2018 11:14
by Mike J
Everything depends in money as he will probably have enough knowledge to eliminate basic how to do this and that books.

If he fancies Sea Trout fishing Steffan Jones has written Sea Trout, one of the finest books ever, buy it direct, I can PM you his details.

If he is nostalgic A Particular Lunn is a nice read. I found mine here http://www.robjents.co.uk/

The Ever Rolling Stream by Bernard Aldrich is excellent.
The River Test by Charles Bingham is another.

For a real oldie Frank Sawyers Keeper of the Stream is perhaps the finest ever written.

For a good chuckle The Accidental Angler by Charles Rangeley-Wilson is worth the money,


Hope this helps.

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Tue Dec 11 2018 22:25
by Monts
I've had this a number of years now and found it an interesting story, from an era long gone.

https://medlarpress.com/code/bookshop.h ... p/19289141

Or as Dave mentions nearly anything by Geirach.

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Thu Dec 13 2018 21:16
by steve28fishing
Prefer Haig Brown to Geirach to be honest but both very good reads.
Falkus if he's after sea trout

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Fri Dec 14 2018 13:59
by Fordey
davelumb wrote:
If he hasn't read anything by John Gierach before any of his books is worth a read. I have never fly fished but have read almost all his books.
+1 for Gierarch. "Death, taxes and leaky waders" is a collection of chapters from most of his books, a very good starting place. "The longest silence" by Thomas McGuane, whilst not only about trout, is a beautiful book.

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Fri Dec 14 2018 20:01
by Monts
Fordey wrote:
davelumb wrote:
If he hasn't read anything by John Gierach before any of his books is worth a read. I have never fly fished but have read almost all his books.
+1 for Gierarch. "Death, taxes and leaky waders" is a collection of chapters from most of his books, a very good starting place. "The longest silence" by Thomas McGuane, whilst not only about trout, is a beautiful book.
Just had a look at "The Longest Silence" via google, I'll order that cheers. :thumbs:

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Mon Dec 17 2018 13:00
by Slug
Cheers guys to be honest I forgot I’d put this up and ordered them already but this thread will come in useful for future presents! :thumbs:

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Fri Dec 21 2018 13:33
by nigel savage
The pursuit of still water trout by Brian Clarke, very dated (1975) but a great book by a very forward thinking angler :thumbs:

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Fri Jan 04 2019 22:33
by Monts
Fordey wrote:
davelumb wrote:
If he hasn't read anything by John Gierach before any of his books is worth a read. I have never fly fished but have read almost all his books.
+1 for Gierarch. "Death, taxes and leaky waders" is a collection of chapters from most of his books, a very good starting place. "The longest silence" by Thomas McGuane, whilst not only about trout, is a beautiful book.
I finished McGunae's book today on the train home from work. Loved it, as well as fishing I felt like he was having a direct conversation with the reader. Fishing, melancholy, the places he went and where he came from. Not one to suffer fools and his description of the Rolling Stones made me laugh. Cheers for the suggestion.

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Sat Jan 05 2019 20:35
by Fordey
Monts wrote:
Fordey wrote:
davelumb wrote:
If he hasn't read anything by John Gierach before any of his books is worth a read. I have never fly fished but have read almost all his books.
+1 for Gierarch. "Death, taxes and leaky waders" is a collection of chapters from most of his books, a very good starting place. "The longest silence" by Thomas McGuane, whilst not only about trout, is a beautiful book.
I finished McGunae's book today on the train home from work. Loved it, as well as fishing I felt like he was having a direct conversation with the reader. Fishing, melancholy, the places he went and where he came from. Not one to suffer fools and his description of the Rolling Stones made me laugh. Cheers for the suggestion.
Yep writing at it's best, so glad you enjoyed it. As the father of three sons, the last chapter, and the last couple of paragraphs, are incredibly moving.

Ian

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Sun Jan 06 2019 22:34
by steve28fishing
Forgot Sidney Spencer … really good read … fishing in wild Scottish places in most of his books.
Good writer ..... feels like you are with him.
His classics don't come cheap though but not extortionate around the £40-60 mark.

Re: Trout book recommendation?

Posted: Sun Jan 06 2019 22:38
by steve28fishing
PS .. think he also did a pike book before the war I think ... not got one myself as thought it would now be a bit dated.