Recommended books to help you get started. All available from

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The 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, 4th: A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experienced

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, Completely Revised and Updated with Over 400 New Color Photos and Illustrations

“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




The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing (Little Red Books)

A pocket guide that offers insightful, plainspoken, expert advice for every fly fisher.




Reading Trout Water: 2nd Edition

Fantastic book illustrating where trout are lurking and feeding and how to place your fly to get them to rise.

Handbook Of Hatches: Introductory Guide to the Foods Trout Eat & the Most Effective Flies to Match Them

In Handbook of Hatches teaches how to match the hatch and not worry about identifying the insect until later, if at all, and to fish better, focus on shape, size, and color to choose the best fly for the situation.

A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition

The book that started the fly fishing revolution.

Joan Wulff’s Fly-Casting Techniques

The best book available describing techniques for casting. Includes many illustrations and photos to help you learn from a master teacher.