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We will have an interesting and eclectic group of authors again this year – from Molly Semenik signing her great book, 25 Best Off-the-Beaten Path Montana Fly Fishing Streams to Victor Johnson, Jr., signing Fiberglass Fly Rods: International Edition, as well as his other books on fly rods. Richard Stoll will be signing books on saltwater fly fishing for salmon and sea-run cutthroat, and Richard Twarog will sign his book on fly fishing the San Juan River. Jeff Morgan has three books to sign that suggest a depth of knowledge befitting somebody twice as old as he is.
Don’t miss Gary Borger at the booth either. Gary will be casting, tying and signing books while at the Fair. All told, we’ll have at least nine different authors, and as we write this, we’re working on more. The booth will have three signing sessions per day, so make sure you set aside some time to come and talk to the authors and get a book or two signed!
Nate Brumley is the owner of Dry Fly Innovations located in the Boise, ID area and America’s leading voice of fishing the DRY FLY. Nate hasn’t fished anything other than a dry fly over the last 50 years.
Addicted to the Dry Fly is considered the bible of Dry Fly Fishing – the information in this book will change the way you fish forever.
Winter on the Dry Fly is a wonderful expedition to the unpublished and unimagined world of the dry fly. The marriage of small dry flies and big fish can only be expressed in winter. Use this knowledge to open a new and magical fly fishing season.
Victor Johnson, Jr.
Victor Johnson, Jr., is a Civil Engineer who has written 6 Fly Fishing books. His particular interest is in recording the history of our great sport (i.e., how we got from there to here and what is happening today). All of his books explore subjects that previously have not been researched and written about to any great extent. Victor’s books include:
Fiberglass Fly Rods: The Evolution in the USA of the modern fly rod from bamboo to graphite
America's Fly Lines: The Evolution of the Modern Fly Line from its Horsehair and Silk Beginnings
Fenwick: Fenwick's History and Rods, Including the Development of the First Graphite Rod
America's Fishing Waders: The Evolution of Modern Fishing Waders (Hodgman, 1838 to Date
Eight Points of Light: Eight People Who Changed Fly Fishing Who You Probably Do Not Know Very Well
Fiberglass Fly Rods- 20th Anniversary Edition: Fiberglass Fly Rod Development in the USA Between WWII and 2016. Current Fiberglass Fly Rod Builders in the USA
Fiberglass Fly Rods: International Edition: Current International Fiberglass Fly Rod Builders
Chapters on Tenkara, Spey and Swich rods; (past and present), Catch and Release (past and present)
Best Fly Fishing Books (past and present)
Worldwide Fly Fishing Locations (short duration & car accessible)
David McElwain spent 40 years in the fly fishing industry, retiring after 20 years of retail fly fishing management with BassPro Shops. David is a two-year survivor of breast cancer and has been tying flies professionally for over 40 years. He’s retired and builds fly rods for women and children for the Sarabella Fly Rod Compnay in the Denver, CO area.
Our Grandfathers’ Flies; Tying With Fur, Hair & Feathers is a retrospective of 150 years of fly fishing history from Europe to the New World with discussions of entomology and features on fly tiers of the era with recipes for their flies.
Don Miller was born and raised in Fort Collins, CO. He started fishing when he was thirteen and became interested in fly fishing soon thereafter, especially large trout. Pursuing large trout led him to fish the waters in CA, NV, CO, WY, ID, UT and MT.
Dapping. A Fly Fishing Technique: My Secret Method of Catching Large Dominant Trout. Thirteen detailed and fasinating chapters plus many pictures describing how to pre-locate, locate, staling, hooking, how trout see, landing, handling and releasing alive, flies-dry and wet, different drift techniques - dry and wet, casting if needed, equipment for dapping and fly tying, person tying tips, foods for large trout, keys for dapping success, large trout thoughts and tactics, plusepilogue (descriin my bapping secrets).
I’d like to explain them as my gift to new generations of fly fishers. My wife describes me as “the extreme perfectionist.” That may explain my specialized behavior around trout streams.
Jeff Morgan has been a professional tier since high school, and a flyfishing author since his undergraduate days at Oregon State University. His writing has been featured in Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Journal, Fly Fisherman Magazine, Westfly.com and local newpapers across the West, focusing on small streams, alpine lakes, and European strategies for Western trout.
Productive Trout Flies for Unorthodox Prey: The Oddballs; Small Stream Flyfishing; An Angler's Guide to the Oregon Cascades Productive Trout Flies dives deep into the ecology and imitation of locally common trout prey outside of the triumvirate of mayflies, caddis, and stoneflies. Small Stream Flyfishing works at dispelling the myth that small streams mean small fish. This book highlights the ecological and demographic conditions that make for prime small stream flyfishing. Hailed by Gary LaFontaine as "the best scientific research of any fly fishing guide I've ever read," An Angler's Guide to the Oregon Cascades, examines the diversity of one of the most popular flyfishing regions in the west. Giving equal attention to the blue ribbon stillwaters of Century Drive as well as tiny, hike in gems, this text provides anglers with options of over 70 streams and 85 stillwaters. With attention to entomology and the natural history of the Oregon Cascades, as well as chapters on specific equipment and fly patterns, this book is indispensible for the adventurous alpine angler.
Al is a life member of the FFI and the FFI Fly Tying Group, he has completed the gold and silver levels of the Fly Tying Skills Award Program. He is Brand Manager for PEAK Fishing, owner/ operator of Al Ritt Flies and Fly Tying Field Editor for Fly Fusion Magazine. He contributes regularly to Fly Tyer Magazine and has had work published in Fly Fishing & Tying Journal and Hatches Magazine.
25 Best Most Versatile Flies 25 Best Most Versatile Flies outlines the history, origins and related patterns of 25 flies that are significant in fly development and may be adapted for many situations and species. All Told the book contains 84 patterns with detailed tying instructions and nealry 1200 full color photos. Soft cover, spiral bound to lay out flat for easy reference.
Molly moved to Washington recently after guiding for 14 years in Montana. She owns Tie Knot Fly Fishing and is both a Master Certified Casting Instructor and a member of the FFI Casting Board of Governors.
25 Best Off the Beaten Path Montana Fly Fishing Streams published by Stonefly Press is a guide to some great streams to fish, containing information such as guide interviews, fly shop, lodging and dining information as well as maps to allow you great excursions to cool fishing locations.
Bruce Staples is a long-time resident and one of the most knowledgeable fly fishers of the Yellowstone area. He is a Charlie Brooks Life Member of Fly Fishers Inernational and the 1991 Recipient of the Buz Buszek Memorial Award for fly tying excellence. Bruce has written 3 books published by Frank Amato Publications and two by Stackpole books.
Fly Fishing the Greater Yellowstone Backcountry is his newest book from Stackpole and is his seminal work on the fly fishing waters of Yellowstone Park, published by Stackpole books.
Flies for the Greater Yellowstone Area contains flies from Bruce, and many of the tiers who come to the East Idaho Fly Tying Expo, run by Bruce and contains many years of wisdom and great flies.
Trout Country Flies, Snake River Country Flies and the Yellostone River Guide all published by FAP take the reader through generations of Yellowstone fishing and the flies of Yellowstone fly tying royalty.
Richard is an environmental scientist by profession and has been a fly angler for more than 50 years. He has authored many articles and several books on fly fishing.
Fly Fishing Inshore Saltwaters for Pacific Salmon. Science and Innovation for the Practical Fly-Fisher
Inside Richard Stool challenges conventional salmon fishing wisdom and the basic tenets of fly-fishing as purveyed by the masters of the sport. One of the great misconceptions among fly-anglers and writers is that fish see the way humans see. Not only are fish eyes constructed different than human eyes, and for different intended purposes, but fish eyes are wired to fish brains differently. Further, how light acts in water is substantially different from the way it acts in air. There are also other key senses through which fish perceive their food and environment in very different ways from us. And at times these other senses may be even more important in fish feeding behaviors than sight. As an aquatic biologist, environmental engineer, and avid fly-angler Stoll combines the above observations with the major environmental factors that affect the aquatic environments in which fish live. From this he creates truly unique fly-fishing perspectives and approaches, not only for salmon but for types of fly-fishing.
Sea Run Cutthorat Trout; A Saltwater Fly Angler's Guide to Their Biology, Prey, Angling Strategies, and Conservation; California to Alaska
This book is the most definitive treatise written on sea run cutthroat trout to date. In it Richard K. Stoll explores the realms of sea run cutthroat trout from both scientific and practical angling perspectives. Stoll attempts to unlock their secrets and expose their habits as has never been done before. At the same time, he engenders a new age of ethical angling; that is how, where, and when to angle for these fish while preserving the resource. This book is an invaluable read for the fly angler who wants to explore this exciting and heretofore substantially unexploited fly fishery. Stoll is a retired environmental Scientist and Marine Biologist.
Richard Twarog is from Salem, Oregon and is the author of two books and many articles in magazines such as Fish & Fly Magazine, Southwest Fly Fishing, New Mexico Magazine and Fly Fishing and Tying Journal.
San Juan River: A Fly Angler’s Journal is a great historical guide to the San Juan River and Atlantic Salmon Flies: Postcards from Rivers Past contains postcards of beautiful Atlantic Salmon Flies from rivers fished over the years.
David Paul Williams
David Paul Williams was raised on Oregon trout and has spent the last 45 years chasing smallmouth bass across the West. Now living in Washington, he gets to catch sea-run cutthroat, salmon, several warmwater species, and plenty of trout and write about all. David is the Editor of The Fly Fisher, the magazine of Fly Fishers International
Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth is the book for anglers who want to learn about smallmouth, where they live in rivers and lakes throughout the year, what they eat, and the flies and gear to use to catch these exceptionally fine fighting fish. Written in an engaging style with over 200 color photographs, plus tips on where to go in the eleven western states, readers will gain information allowing them to catch smallmouth wherever they fish.
Andrew Weiner is an avid fly angler and a publisher's sales rep and former Director of Development for CalTrout. Down By the River is his first book.
Down By the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story is the story of a boy, his mother, and his grandfather enjoying an autumn day fly fishing together, and sharing the joys of family, fly fishing and the beauty of nature. The book is beautifully illustrated by April Chu, and will be a cherished book about a great pastime. It is also a simple story about a family sharing a favorite activity."Along with the story there are four endpages that feature illustrations and names of nearly eighty important flies, as well as three pages of backmatter about fly fishing, including information on tackle and conservation for young readers. The book will be great for families to share, and as an introduction to children to the world of fly fishing