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Stripset media’s recommended Reading List

Stripset Fly Fishing Club appriciates the member that reads. This ignites a passion that simply does not exsist in people that do not read. When I stroll through the pages of a Gierach novel, I know what he sees, smells, thinks, appreciates. In essence, his experience becomes my own. I have found that my experiences from then forward are enhanced. Please look at the following list, and see if anything screams out at you, READ ME NOW! If so, we have included a way to purchase these through Amazon. Enjoy!


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“Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die”

This is a great place to see the different types of fly fishing, even if you don’t go to any. It is rich in cultural history, techniques, and findings of these places. We consider this to be a must read for any off season angler who dreams of the splendor in fly fishing.

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“A Fly Rod Of Your Own”

After five decades, twenty books, and countless columns, John Gierach is still a master,” (Forbes) and his newest book only confirms this assessment, along with his recent induction into the Flyfishing Hall of Fame. In A Fly Rod of Your Own, Gierach brings his ever-sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general. John Gierach is a favorite here at Stripset.

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“Guide to Aquatic Trout Foods”

This outstanding guide is filled with scores of practical observations on all of the trout foods of importance to fly fishers. The chapters include: 

* Concepts of Imitation * Water * How Trout Feed * Mayflies * Stoneflies * Caddisflies * Midges and Crane Flies * Dragonflies and Damselflies * Crustaceans * Forage Fish * Leeches, Eels, and Similar Trout Foods

Superb black-and-white illustrations throughout reinforce the techniques outlined in this book. A central full-color section includes size and color charts for mayflies, stoneflies, dragonflies, caddisflies, damselflies, crustaceans, and forage fish.