Fly Fishing Novels, Any Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Citori, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    I was at Costco yesterday and noticed a novel, something about Royal Coachman Wulff (wish I had snapped a shot with the iphone, or written it down) on the new release table, hard cover. While I didn't buy it, I wanted to do a little research. So, I try Amazon, and while I don't think I found the book, i did find a series (Wind Knot, Nail Knot, Clinch Knot, Blood Knot...) by John Galligan.

    After another shot with Amazon, I did find the book - The Royal Wulff Murders by Keith McCafferty.

    The question is, does anyone know about the book currently on the shelf at Costco The Royal Wulff Murders, or is anyone familiar with the Galligan series? Any reviews/recommendations? The Amazon reviews are pretty good, just not many of them.

    Thanks guys.
  2. SccrBecks08 water-logged

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    I have read the book Wind Knot; it is hardly much of a fly fishing book and more of a thick murder plot set in an outdoor fishing kind of scenario. Overall an okay read, but if you are looking for more of a fish tales style of book it might not be the right direction in terms of a satisfying read to hold over the fly fishing shakes until your next outing.
  3. orangeradish Bobo approved

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    Try "The River Why".
  4. rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    sex death and fly fishing, by john gierach
  5. Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    Read both of those, and all of the rest of Gierach's books. View from Rat Lake is good too. Also Trout Madness by Robert Traver.

    I am interested in info on the new novels. Thanks guys.
  6. alancline New Member

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    Northwest of Normal & Holding Lies by John Larison.
  7. alancline New Member

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    A couple more:

    Pale Morning Done by Jeff Hull

    The Snowfly: A Novel by Joseph Heywood
  8. Bob Anderson Member

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    A River Runs Through It

    The River Why

    Both are excellent.
  9. Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Lost in the woods.....
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    Anything by Gierach:cool:
  10. Sterling silver Member

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    I read the Royal Wulf Murders and really enjoyed it. I'm kind of a mystery
    buff and the story is a good one with lots of local details, as well as
    pretty good descriptions of a trout bum in Montana. I really enjoyed it
    and look forward ton another book by McCafferty.
  11. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    No info on the Royal Wulff Murders, but here are some of my personal favorites:

    Pale Morning Done, Jeff Hull
    Under Cottonwoods, Steven Grace
    Travers Corner, Return to Travers Corner and Travers Corner the Final Chapters, Scott Waldie
  12. bugnuts Member

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    If you have a Kindle, try "One Winter's Steelhead"...I found it amusing. A couple of local streams were the focus.
  13. MikeStark Member

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    Read The River Why and just watched the movie last week. The movie was.....ummmmm.......interesting.
  14. bulletsnhooks Pat Coleman

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    A Good Life Wasted by Dave Ames
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  15. chief Active Member

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    I haven't read those books, but I have enjoyed most of Tom McGuane's stuff. He is a passionat nfly fisher, but his writing encompasses a broader range of themes.
  16. John Dude Learned skills from George Dickel

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    Not a novel, but a good read is the Seasons of the Fisherman the series of writings collected over the years of Roderick Haig-Brown
  17. Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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  18. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Not a novel, but a collection of short stories; "In Trout Country", edited by Peter Corodimas. It may be out of print, since I got a hard-back copy almost 40 years ago. Great stories in it!
  19. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Here's one by Doug Rose(I think that's his name) "Fishing the OP. It's not really a book, but how the fish the OP. Has lots of info on how's and the why's of the OP.

    Lots of good info there.
  20. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Ted Leeson's "The Habit of Rivers" is a series of short stories similar to Gierach. VERY good IMO. One of the stories had me crying I was laughing so hard.
    Thomas McGuane - The Longest Silence and Ninety-two in the Shade. Also, I believe he has a new one out now that revolves around fly fishing.