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Asking for book recommendations on getting started with fly fishing. I find alot of info via internet but interested in a book or 2. Thanks
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Asking for book recommendations on getting started with fly fishing. I find alot of info via internet but interested in a book or 2. Thanks

The Orvis Guide to Beginning Fly Fishing is a good book to help you get started. Also it's reasonably priced at $12.95 > https://www.orvis.com/p/the-orvis-gu...y-fishing/2h45

Also, on the Orvis site there is the Learning Center for Fly fishing which provides articles and videos to access for free > https://howtoflyfish.orvis.com/

Good luck on the stream!
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McLean's Fishing Encyclopedia

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Thanks. Those both will be good.
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"Trout Streams of Pennsylvania: An Angler's Guide" by Dwight Landis (Troutbert), not a how-to but one of the most valuable resources a PA trout angler can have. I have at least 1 dog-eared copy in my gear bag at all times. And if you're lucky enough to leave it on top of your vehicle streamside and lose it pulling out only to have the author find it, he might return it to you autographed.

Meck's "Pocketguide to Pennsylvania Hatches" and Tom Gilmore's "Flyfishers Guide to Pennsylvania" are two other great books that live in my gear bag and make every trip to a PA stream with me.

I don't own a copy but Dave Hughes "Reading Trout Water" is probably one you want to have especially if you're new to flyfishing or trout fishing in general.

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I have three for you
Joe Humphrey:
Trout tactics &
On the trout stream
Lefty Kreh:
Presenting the fly
Good solid advise from a couple of guys who know how to translate knowledge.

pullin strings, flingin flies and scraping stones...
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Another suggestion. It's an old book, but if you can find one (try amazon), "The complete book of fly fishing" by Joe Brooks. Considered by many a definitive work on the subject and a classic.
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I'll 2nd the McLean's Fishing Encyclopedia. My folks bought me one for Christmas way back and it still gets heavy use ! While not limited to Fly Fishing there is a good section devoted to it as well a Fly Tying(patterns included). Plus a wealth of other "fish knowledge" that will make you a better fisherman.

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X2 on Joe Humphrey's book. This book is good because it relates to the PA Angler because the streams Joe fishes are mostly in PA.
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