06-05-2010, 06:27 PM
A friend of mine just retired and moved to Manzanita, Oregon to be near his children. He was at the top of his game with the long rod here in Ct. and will be missed by many of us. I want to send him a book that will invigorate his senses for fishing his surrounding area. Know of a good one? If any of you out there live nearby and would like to introduce yourself please let me know. He is can interesting character and possesses an uncanny sense of humor.
A few of my favorites:
Chatham, Russell, _The Angler's Coast_, ISBN 0-944430-12-8
Combs, Trey, _Steelhead Fly Fishing_, ISBN 1-55821-19-5
Ames, Francis, _Fishing the Oregon Country_, 1966, Caxton Printers, Caldwell, ID
Thornton, Barry M., _Saltwater Fly Fishing_, _ISBN 0-88839-319-9
Bradner, Enos, _Northwest Angling_, Binfords and Mort, Portland, OR
_Oregon's Best Fishing Waters_, ISBN 9-781932-09838-9
McMillan, Bill, _Dry Line Steelhead and Other Subjects_, ISBN 0936608-65-x
Hughes, Dave, _An Angler's Astoria_, Amato Publications, PO 02112, 97202
Raymond, Steve, _The Estuary Flyfisher_, ISBN 1-57188-060-7
_Shewey, John, _ Fly Fishing Pacific Northwest Waters_ any and all
Haig-Brown, Roderick, _A River Never Sleeps_, Easton Press
Kind of a combination of historical background, relevant flyfishing literature, and how-to stuff.
A flyfisher moving to Oregon could not do better than to locate in Manzanita. There are year-round runs of anadromous fish within 20 miles -- large streams and small, lagoons, freshwater lakes, swamps, huge estuaries and the Tillamook Bay complex. Close enough to Portland that you must fight crowds on the more well known spots, but living there, your friend should be able to find spots of his own (and maybe even invite you to fish them).
The long rod (I'm assuming that you mean a double hander for throwing shooting heads out into the surf) would not be amis. Plenty of places to use it flinging for salmon in the estuaries. If you mean Spey casting...Good Grief, man, everyone on the Left Coast is into it these days.
Cheers (hope this helps)
06-06-2010, 03:13 PM
That sums it up nicely! Thanks Eric.
Eric got it all. The only other thing I can think of is a good state map, we use the Oregon road and recreation atlas by Benchmark Maps. It has landscape maps, recreation guides, detailed roads and Gps grids. There is a lot of empty space in Oregon, more than any other state in the lower 48 and fishing is everywhere so good maps are a must and the atlas get you started. Your friend is always welcome to PM here at the site.
06-07-2010, 06:21 PM
He picked a great place to relocate!
Suggest to him that he attend the Sandy River Spey Clave next year (he just missed this one). It's the woodstock of all spey casting weekends and a great opportuntity.
Dec Hogan's A Passion for Steelhead is another good one as is Steve Raymond's Steelhead Country.
06-15-2010, 09:06 PM
I would say don't read anything and spend the time fishing!!