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message 1: by ron (new)

ron swegman (ronpiscator) | 154 comments Mod
Hello. Fly Fish Literati is a group formed to encourage reflection and discussion about angling and fly fishing literature. Are you a fan of Tom McGuane? Have you just read the latest essay by John Gierach in Fly Rod & Reel? Did you stumble across a new online interview with Nick Lyons? Here is a great place to pen and share your thoughts with other like-minded readers.

message 2: by Scott (new)

Scott Carles (scottcarles) Ron,

I've been thinking/wanting/waiting for a fly fishing group to get started. Thanks for taking the initiative!

message 3: by Alan (new)

Alan (alanst) | 3 comments Excellent idea!

message 4: by A.J. (new)

A.J. Great idea, Ron.

message 5: by Justin (new)

Justin | 19 comments Thanks for setting this group up, Ron -- great idea.

message 6: by ron (new)

ron swegman (ronpiscator) | 154 comments Mod
Hello. Two months have passed, and the Fly Fish Literati have begun a veritable brook's flow of good reading discussions. Thanks for your regular participation!

message 7: by sam (new)

sam (Headwaters) | 1 comments Just a quick note to say hello. Thanks for setting this group up and Scott, thanks for posting about it on Cutthroat Stalker. I am excited to join, I have a PhD in environmental history and sociology, and my research is on fly fishing history and history of conservation, so I am very excited to talk with and learn from you all about the literary tradition of fly fishing.

message 8: by Scott (new)

Scott Carles (scottcarles) Thanks for joining us Sam! For those of you who haven't visited Sam's site, and are interested in good writing and in fly fishing history, get over there and do some poking about--great stuff.

message 9: by Erik (new)

Erik F. | 4 comments I just found this as well. Thanks for setting it up Ron, and thanks to Scott for calling attention to it!

message 10: by Todd (new)

Todd Larson (whitefish) | 10 comments Hey ron, great group! Long time coming, I must say. This should be a lot of fun as I enjoy discovering (and rediscovering) great fly fishing literature. Speaking of which, I put a new post up on my blog that pretty much sums up my feelings on fly angling literature, written by one of my favorite writers, H.T. Sheringham:

The gentleman's sport! What a novel approach to angling...

message 11: by Scott (new)

Scott Carles (scottcarles) Erik, I'm glad you found your way over here. It's great to see you. For those of you who don't know, Erik likes to write and posts to his wittily named "Erik's Writing" blog. He also keeps another blog, "The Classical Angler."

message 12: by Scott (last edited Apr 13, 2010 04:15PM) (new)

Scott Carles (scottcarles) Dr. Todd, Welcome to FFL! Whitefish Press looks to be a great spot for reading anglers to get their mitts on some nice material. I picked up a copy of The Adventures of Jingle Bells: A Collection of Fish Tales & Other Poems and pre-ordered 8... while I was there. I didn't notice a lot of "literary" titles in the mix. Do you have any plans to add some, or are you focusing more on nonfiction?

message 13: by Todd (new)

Todd Larson (whitefish) | 10 comments Thank you for the kind words. Actually, I've been very disturbed about the lack of publishing resources for fishing authors for some time. We hope to have our first fiction work (fly fishing mystery from a noted Maine guide) out by December, and we're always on the lookout for good essayists, poets, and fiction writers on all aspects of angling...I receive quite a few inquiries every week and hope to have a number of essay and fiction collections out in the coming year.

message 14: by Kat (new)

Kat Scott (KatScott) | 4 comments Why I didn't find this quicker, I don't know. Happy discovery, though.

message 15: by Scott (new)

Scott Carles (scottcarles) Welcome aboard Kat!

message 16: by Jim (last edited May 03, 2010 06:22PM) (new)

Jim Anderson | 1 comments I actually found this group a little while ago and have already been steered toward a book I am finding quite enjoyable, Bamboo Fly Rod Suite by Frank Soos. Thanks for starting this group.

message 17: by Ants (last edited Apr 13, 2011 06:39PM) (new)

Ants | 4 comments Excuse me, if I got the order wrong, but a book (Casting a Spell) was added for the reading group and here's my first comment.

Enjoy the book. Hope you get out to fish also.


message 18: by Jim (new)

Jim (kentuckyjim) | 4 comments Not sure what book you are referring to, Ants. I just finished Gierach's "Death, Taxes and Leaky Waders". Wrote a review of it. Gierach...I dunno...

message 19: by Frank (new)

Frank Watson | 5 comments Just joined the group...and started a discussion about Threatened Species and Other Stories under the Fly Fishing Authors category.

What a great idea. I love fly fishing lit and even took a course in Fly Fishing Literature in my undergraduate days, which featured A River Runs Through It, Big Two-Hearted River, and The River Why.

message 20: by Kevin (new)

Kevin | 6 comments Hello all. I'm new to this group and I just wanted to say hello and see who's out there. I've been a fan of fly fishing literature for many years and I even dabble in writing myself. I'm sure it'll be a bit before I get a feel for this group, but I'll start tinkering as soon as I can. Anyone out there?

message 21: by Kevin (new)

Kevin | 6 comments Frank wrote: "Just joined the group...and started a discussion about Threatened Species and Other Stories under the Fly Fishing Authors category.

What a great idea. I love fly fishing lit and even took a course..."

A course in fly fishing literature? I didn't know such a thing existed. Cool.

message 22: by ron (new)

ron swegman (ronpiscator) | 154 comments Mod

Dear Good Readers --

Welcome again and again. There are active discussions on the new writing of John Gierach and David R. Bertsch active now.

-- ron P. swegman
-- founder & moderator
-- Fly Fish Literati


message 23: by David (new)

David Ott Hello all,

I just joined the group and was excited to see a "fly fishing" literature group. I'm currently reading my first of many Gierach books and look forward to future discussions.

message 24: by ron (new)

ron swegman (ronpiscator) | 154 comments Mod
J. David --

Welcome Aboard.

Good Reading . . .

-- ron P. swegman
-- founder & moderator
-- Fly Fish Literati

message 25: by David (new)

David Micus | 1 comments Hey there,

Good to see a fly fishing group interested in the literature of the sport!

Dave Micus

message 26: by Wren (new)

Wren (tricklecreek) | 1 comments As a new member and assuming that there are actually some fishing stories that are truly fictional, can you recommend a novel that is centered around fly fishing for trout or salmon?

message 27: by Tom (new)

Tom Crowley | 1 comments The longest silence

message 28: by David (new)

David | 1 comments strong agreement re The Longest Silence. And will add Sydney Lee's 'A Place in Mind' as a resonating, thoughtful story of fly fishing, aging, friendship.

Also, the great short story by Ernest Hemingway - Big Two-Hearted River.



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