Your Top Five Steelhead Books

Was perusing some blogs the other day and came across a thread that listed a bloggers top five steelhead books of all time. I know what mine are but I thought it might be fun for all you fellow chrome-heads to tell me what you think. Maybe there’s some underground manifesto that we’ve all missed. I know that Combs’ book Steelhead Fly Fishing and Flies is going to come up strong in this discussion. But what else? Haig-Brown. Steve Raymond. Enos Bradner. Dec Hogan. Love to hear from all of you. Let me know if we’ve missed something good.

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10 Responses to Your Top Five Steelhead Books

  1. Wes Campbell says:

    John Larison’s “Complete Steelheader” should be up there as well. Recent publication from a true Cascadia native. Also, Lani Waller’s “A Steelheader’s Way.”

  2. JB says:

    Shewey’s Steelhead Flies, and Hogan’s Passion.

  3. Leifjohn says:

    If you fish the Midwest you have to check out “Steelhead Dreams” by Matt Supinski. Excellent read.

  4. Chris Schnepf says:

    “The Complete Steelheader”, by John Larison has the best treatment of steelhead nymphing techniques (I know, heresy to some) that I have seen. Lots of other good information too.

  5. Wyatt says:

    Here’s two; Steelhead & the Floating Line: A Meditation by Bob Arnold and THe Color of Winter by Doug Rose.

  6. Josh Rosenberger says:

    Steelhead Country, By Steve Raymond

    Beautifully written and inspiring season after season.

  7. Les Kish says:

    “The Color of Winter….Steelhead Fly Fishing on the Olympic Peninsula”, by Doug Rose

  8. Eric B says:

    Steelhead to a Fly – Clark Van Fleet
    Steelhead Flyfishing – Trey Combs
    Steelhead Paradise – John Fennelly
    Come Wade the River – Ralph Wahl

    There are some other great books on steelhead flyfishing, but none stoke the fire like these four.

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