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Captain Tom's Favorite Fishing Books

By February 12, 2013One Comment

Sometimes a long fishless winter day is best passed by reading about, you guessed it, fishing. There are a million how-to, where-to, fishing books, many of which are educational, most of which are duller than a butter knife. Of all the more or less instructional books I’ve read, my favorite is “Striper Moon” by Ken Abrames. Obviously, you need an interest in fly fishing for striped bass for this book to ring your bell, but it’s really well written, a thinking man’s guide to the game with lessons that extend to other fish. As for literature built on a fishing platform, the big three for me are Norman McLean’s “A River Runs Through It,” Tom McGuane’s “Ninety-two in the Shade” and Hemingway’s “Old Man and the Sea.”

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