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    I think we all enjoy reading about fly-fishing. I have found that buying a book that’s recommended is normally better than randomly picking up a book in a bookshop. On that note, are there any trout books that you guy’s recommend. I recently finished “Tom Sutcliffe – Hunting Trout” for the second time. I found the book very informative, he gives you strait up advice that makes sense, and can easily be applied. That fact that he has fished the cape streams for many years, and that’s were I do most of my fishing made the information very relevant.

    So... any recommendations?

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    Hi Izak,

    A book that helped me a lot was "The getaway guide to Fly-Fishing in South Africa" by Nigel Dennis. It's very much a Nuts and bolts type of book aimed at the less experienced fishermen so it gives a lot of insight into the basics.

    He's not a Cape streams fisherman, but this book helped me a lot with general fishing - stillwater and river.
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    Favoured Flies & Select Techniques of the Experts is also a pretty good book if you are looking specifically for tactics. There isn't much "entertaining" reading in it.
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    Ernest Schweibert's "TROUT". Buy it, steal it, borrow it - but definetly read it.

    The only book you will ever need

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilRowe View Post
    Ernest Schweibert's "TROUT". Buy it, steal it, borrow it - but definetly read it.

    The only book you will ever need
    but prepare yourself for information overload!

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    I have heard about Ernest Schweibert's "TROUT". Looks like I would have to steal one. Cant find a online bookstore that has a copy. Ill do some more searching. Were did you find your copy Neil? or dont you want to incriminate yourself? Ill definitely look into the recomendations, thanks.

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    Depends what you want out of the book or the topics you are looking for, information, stories, specific species or fly tying.

    The Nedbank Guide to fly-fishing is quiet good for basic tactics for a variety of species in RSA and venues to fish. The book by Bill Steele the African Fly-fishing Handbook is also good though I do find some of the techniques listed are a little old school, it’s a great book reference book if you plan on fishing up in Africa for different species

    The second volume of Favoured Flies and Select Techniques should be out in the next few months, it will be dealing with other species such as barbel etc.

    For more specialised topics, there are very good books like, Fishing Small Flies, Fly Tyers Benchside reference (awesome tying book, shows all the tying techniques, no complete flies), Caddis Flies and a whole range of others.

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    Izak

    I bought my "TROUT" in 1980. It was advertised on the notice board at the CPS. Good luck in finding a copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilRowe View Post
    Izak

    I bought my "TROUT" in 1980. It was advertised on the notice board at the CPS. Good luck in finding a copy.
    yes you can find a copy on the net, though it has become a collectors item and expect to pay about $350 for it!

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    Here are a few I personally feel all anglers, not only fly fisherman should read:

    Anything and all writings by Tom Sutcliffe

    Anything and all writings by John Gierach

    Anything and all writings by Zane Grey

    The Longest Silence - Thomas McGuane

    Castworks - Kirk Deeter
    Tidelines - Kirk Deeter
    ( Both of the above are more image orientated than the others, but are truly magical works)

    None of the above are the most "Technical" of approaches or works, like Borger's or Schwieberts, but they encapsulate the essence of our art, and teach you things beyond how to get a drag free drift or get a nymph down in a fishes feeding lane, they teach, and remind us of the art and soul of our pursuit, and to me, that just as, if not more important than the tech specs.....
    *** TO RIDE, SHOOT STRAIGHT AND SPEAK THE TRUTH ***

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