I kept a fishing journal religiously for a few years, then I quit in 2020 because, well – it’s 2020. Tom Friedmann, of Oklahoma, though, didn’t quit. In fact, he’s turned his fishing journals into a book, per this fun article from The Oklahoman. Read the full article here. The post Oklahoma Angler Turns Fishing Journal into Book appeared first on MidCurrent.
I’ve been lucky to know Bob White for a few years now, and I’ve loved his art far longer than that. So, when I had the chance to review his new book, The Classic Sporting Art of Bob White, I jumped at the chance. The book is a surprisingly open, welcoming journey through Bob’s painting process, fly fishing career, and the stories behind some of his most… Read More »Book Review: “The Classic Sporting Art of Bob White”
Another excerpt this morning from Monte Burke’s new book “Lords of the Fly,” this one highlighting another colorful character from the late 20th century tarpon fishing circuit. “Erra’s rod and the horizontal pipe on the cross were washed away in a storm shortly after they were erected. The vertical PVC pipe is still there, though. It shoots up from seemingly out of nowhere on the… Read More »Homosassa, Tarpon, and Baseball Bats
Adrian Smith, the legendary lead guitarist of 100-million- album-selling band Iron Maiden, is well known in the Maiden community as The post Legendary Iron Maiden Guitarist Adrian Smith Releases New Fishing Book appeared first on Payne Outdoors.
So, Sports Illustrated isn’t exactly known for its wall-to-wall fly fishing coverage. In fact, since some friends of mine who used to cover the NBA left the magazine, I don’t remember the last time I picked up an issue. But they just put together a great piece that features an excerpt from Monte Burke’s book Lords of the Fly: Madness, Obsession and the Hunt for the World-Record Tarpon.… Read More »A Crappy Boat Ride, a Record Catch, and a Fly Fishing Frenzy
This fun story comes to us courtesy of the Sante Fe New Mexican, and details the release of Anthony Atwell’s new book Fly Fish Mindset. The book discusses, among other topics, how Atwell has learned to “think” like a fish. It’s an interesting premise, and this article makes the book sound like it’s worth reading. The post Think Like a Fish appeared first on MidCurrent.
I don’t often go out of my way to read poetry, which is a bit odd given that I’m just finishing up a degree in English Education. I prefer the narrative works of Thomas McGuane and John Gierach to poetry. Well, most of the time, I do. Then Cameron Scott sent me a copy of Watershed (Alice Greene & Co., $16.00, paperback) and remembered how much I… Read More »Book Review: “Watershed” by Cameron Scott