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fifly333  
#11 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:37:53 AM(UTC)
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They say the series of books by Bill O'Reilly are a pretty good read.
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#12 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:25:08 AM(UTC)
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I'd second The Sun Also Rises - my favorite of his. Also, it includes some trout fishing as a bonus.

Otherwise, I'd highly recommend Gordon MacQuarrie's Stories of the Old Duck Hunters. They are about 40% trout fishing (mostly the Brule) and 40% duck hunting, with the balance being grouse, deer, bass, etc. But they take place entirely in WI and are superb quick reads.

Also for outdoor writing, North to Creek Lake by A.L. Karras is an incredible book. It isn't a well known book, but the writing is great. Its all about trapping in far northern Saskatchewan during the 1930s and it is truly an amazing story.

Then there's always Fur Fish & Game...

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DanE  
#13 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:44:26 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the suggestions so far! Looks like I will be making a trip to the library when I get back from knoxville to see what they have.
DanE  
#14 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2015 6:45:48 AM(UTC)
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Dullyouth wrote:
"The River Why" is an odd book... my .02.


I don't know if I trust anything this guy has to say. ;-)
GreatPyrs  
#15 Posted : Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:55:46 AM(UTC)
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Currently reading The Earth is Enough by Harry Middleton; he also has a great read around fishing the Appalachians of old old days - On the Spine of Time.

I have enjoyed books by Ted Leeson and Thomas McQuaine as well, but the literary prowness goes to Middleton - Enjoy!
I enjoy trout.They are never disappointing company. They like the things I like - clean mountain streams , swift moving water, wildness. - Henry Middleton
Wildvein  
#16 Posted : Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:47:28 AM(UTC)
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Mike Perry books are great! Population 485 is a good starting place.
big_river_bum  
#17 Posted : Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:23:55 PM(UTC)
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Wildvein wrote:
Mike Perry books are great! Population 485 is a good starting place.


that's my favorite. followed by truck:a love story
DanE  
#18 Posted : Monday, November 23, 2015 9:18:11 AM(UTC)
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I bought a few of the suggested books off of e-bay late last week. While awaiting their arrival I saw Duff McKagan's new book sitting at the library. It is a good read so far, likely won't take long to finish.
weiliwen  
#19 Posted : Monday, November 23, 2015 3:33:26 PM(UTC)
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I've read everything by David James Duncan. I particularly love "The River Why," as it takes place on one of my native Northwest Oregon rainforest coastal streams. His others are also excellent, although most not specifically about fly fishing.

I like Robert Traver's books, anecdotes really, about fishing in the Midwest.

If you haven't read any Roderick Haig-Brown, you're in for a treat. He wrote about his fishing experiences on Vancouver Island.

Sam Cook's Up North was very enjoyable; not all about fishing, but he is in tune with the natural world and it's delightful.

If you haven't read Aldo Leopold's "A Sand County Almanac," that's where you should start. Only a tiny bit about fishing, but it's an amazing book.

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vmthtr in Green Bay  
#20 Posted : Monday, November 23, 2015 3:35:00 PM(UTC)
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