Fishing Books & DVD's

Chris Santella, bestselling author of the Fifty Places series, is back in action with the inspirational gift book Why I Fly Fish. Based on 25 interviews with fly-fishing professionals and celebrity hobbyists alike, Why I Fly Fish encapsulates the life lessons fly-fishing aficionados have learned from their favorite pursuit. Featured contributors include Donald Trump Jr., Bill Ford (CEO of Ford Motor Company), Conway Bowman (host of several flyfishing TV programs), actor Henry Winkler, Lefty Kreh (the world’s best-known fly-fisherman) and many more. With personal photographs by the contributors themselves, Why I Fly Fish is an inspirational and intimate reflection on the beloved sport and pastime. Donation Amount: $15

Tune into Season Two of On the Rise as the Frank Smethurst and the crew travel to California, Montana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and many more places to find great fishing while exploring all that Trout Unlimited is doing to protect and restore trout habitat today. Property of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc., 2009, 22 minutes per episode, 15 episodes.
Donation Amount: $7

On the Rise is the next generation of TU television. Join Colorado guide Frank Smethurst on a cross-country search for compelling coldwater fisheries, along with the TU chapters and volunteers who work to protect them. Season one includes 15 episodes and 15 great rivers, like the Gunnison in Colorado, Deschutes in Oregon and the South Holston in Tennessee. You'll pick up something new every time you watch. Property of Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc., 2009, 22 minutes per episode, 15 episodes.
Donation Amount: $7

Although many flyfishers now practice catch and release, the creel continues to maintain its position as a symbol, and increasingly as a piece of folk-art, within the flyfishing community. The Art of the Creel, by Hugh Chatham and Dan McClain, is a collection of more than 200 photographs of creel as well as a history of creel makers and their products. This collection is a great resource for anyone interested in traditional flyfishing practices and items. Copyright 1997 by Hugh Chatham and Dan McClain. Hardcover, 196 pages.
Donation Amount: $25

Wading in a stream, Bryan McMurry prepares to cast to one of the biggest steelhead he has ever seen when he is confronted with a striking question: "What right do you have to cast to a magnificent fish like this?" This daunting question leads him to reflect on his own life, from his youth on a hardscrabble ranch to his introduction to fly fishing. By the time he returns to the monster steelhead, McMurry learns a number of important lessons, including that life is not so much about what you learn, but what you do with your knowledge. Dr. McMurry is a dedicated member of Trout Unlimited and has pledged to give a portion of the proceeds from his book to Project Healing Waters, which helps with the rehabilitation of disabled military personnel and veterans. Copyright 2009 by Bryan McMurry. Paperback, 176 pages.
Donation Amount: $15

Incredible true stories about the big ones that got away--and the ones that didn't. Zane Grey, John Gierach, and others share encounters with great gamefish.
Copyright © 2005 by Lamar Underwood. Paperback, 296 pages.
Donation Amount: $10

Good Flies finds Gierach behind the fly-tying vise. "Tying our own flies is where many of us go off the deep end in fly fishing," he admits as he covers everything from the pros of spade hackle (essential for dry-fly tails) to the cons of beadheads (they're ugly). Amid an abundance of information and opinion, any fly-fisher, regardless of whether he ties his own flies, can settle back with a copy of Good Flies and enjoy the drift. Copyright © 2007 by John Gierach. Paperback, 192 pages.
Donation Amount: $10

For the Love of Trout is the story of how it began, the motivations, the frustrations, the setbacks, the successes, and the growth. The book is the result of over fifty years of pure dedication and hard work and is the historical treatise of one of our nation's most dynamic conservation organizations. As you read these memoirs, think of what the condition of our waterways might be today had it not been for the courage and foresight of men such as George A.Griffith. Donation Amount: $25

This DVD by Mel Krieger provides an informative, gentle introduction to the mechanics, the art, the poetry, the philosophy, the very essence of fly fishing including essential information about knots, insect identification and much more. 80-minute run time. Donation Amount: $15

Anders Halverson provides an exhaustively researched and grippingly rendered account of the rainbow trout and why it has become the most commonly stocked and controversial freshwater fish in the United States. Originally discovered in the streams of northern California, rainbow trout have been artificially distributed in streams across America for more than a century. Halverson discusses the spread of the rainbow trout and how a fish that has gained incredible popularity among anglers has also produced environment problems and controversy. Copyright 2010 by Ander Halverson. Paperback, 288 pages.
Donation Amount: $20

The Penobscot, Penns Creek, the Little River, Guadalupe, Firehole, Copper River -- these streams and 94 others like them provide the best trout fishing in America. These are the rivers that anglers dream of visiting. Describing species, hatches, the flies, and when to fish, each profile contains information and maps that boots angler success. Paperback, 416 pages.
Donation Amount: $12