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Today, I’m sharing items from Hatch Magazine, Onesimus Fly Rods, & Outside.
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A few weeks back I wrote about how great used book stores can be for finding fly fishing literature. I suppose that is only half of the story. Recently, a piece appeared on Hatch that looked at the reason why so many great books might be finding their way to the second hand and donation market. Some good points are made about this particular facet of the industry. But, I think, they are simply indicative of the overall culture.
I like looking at fly rods. Sure, I’d rather be fishing or even casting them. But looking at well made, custom-wrapped, creative fly rods in Instagram is a good way to pass the time. If you’re anything like me in that regard, you ought to be following @onesimusflyrods. He builds on a lot of Blue Halo blanks, and takes you along for the ride with consistent photos and video clips.
I came to know about Kirk Wallace Johnson’s novel The Feather Thief when he was interviewed about the book by Tom Rosenbauer on The Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast. While not a fly fishing story in a straightforward sense, fly tying is essentially the backdrop for the entire story. Based on a true account, it seems like a riveting read. Outside has an excerpt that is worth a few minutes of your time.
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