Books and DVDs

Our Recommended list of books, DVDs, and magazines providing instructional information for the beginner

Books and DVDs can provide you with a rich understanding of fly techniques like casting, knot tying, and reading stream.   They are also a great gift for those who may be interested in fly fishing.

Magazines also offer review of new gear and insightful articles. 

Here our favorite books and DVDs.  Look through the other sections for more recommendations. 


L.L. Beann - Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing

L.L. Bean – Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing

“If you’re looking for a reference to getting started in fly-fishing, or looking for advanced instruction in technique, it’s a winner.”

–The Montana Standard

Fly Fishing Made Easy

Fly Fishing Made Easy, 4th:…

For beginners eager to land their first fly-caught fish and for more experienced anglers looking to advance their skills.




The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide

The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide

“This Guide may be the single most valuable item a novice angler can buy . . . and most of us would do well to re-read the sections on flies, fly selection, and stream tactics every spring before pulling on our waders for the first time.”

 –Rod & Reel


Joan Wulff Dynamics of Fly Casting

Joan Wulff’s Dynamics of Fly Casting: From Solid Basics to Advanced Techniques

“Joan Wulff opened the doors of flycasting for me. Her best instructional wisdom is shown on this DVD”

–John Randolph, former Editor & Publisher, Fly Fisherman magazine

Casts that Catch Fish

Casts that Catch Fish

“Casts that Catch Fish, a DVD that brings gorgeous cinematography to the how-to genre. It’s a very existing combination because the visuals are so enthralling, you don’t actually feel like you’re going to school yet the video is packed with great casting instruction from Carl McNeil, a Federation of Fly Fishers Master Casting Instructor”

–American Angler Magazine

Successful Fly Fishing Strategies

Successful Fly Fishing Strategies

“The high quality of filming and editing set these instructionals apart from others in the market.”

–John Randolph, former Editor and Publisher Fly Fisherman magazine