Catskill fishing legend Cal Smith in the stream

Books and Resources


  • Bergman, Ray, Trout, New York, Alfred A Knopf, 1944.
  • Boyle, Robet and Leiser, Eric, Stoneflies for the Angler, New York, Random House, 1982.
  • Caucci, Al and Nastasi, Bob, Hatches II, New York, Lyons & Burford, 1986.
  • Caucci, Al, The Mayfly Guide, New York, Scott & Nix, 2011.
  • Flick, Art, New Streamside Guide to Naturals and Their Imitations, New York, Lyons and Burford, 1969.
  • Fox, Charles, Rising Trout, Carlisle, PA, Foxcrest, 1967.
  • Halford, Fredrick, The Dry Fly Man's Handbook, Lanham, MD, Derrydale Press, 1913.
  • Jennings. Preston, A Book of Trout Flies, New York, Derrydale Press, 1935.
  • Kudish, Michael, The Catskill Forest, A History, Fleischmanns, NY, Purple Mountain Press, 2000.
  • La Branche, G.L.M., The Dry Fly and Fast Water, New York, Charles Scribner, 1914.
  • La Fontaine, Gary, Caddisflies, New York, Lyons & Burford, 1981.
  • Leiser, Eric, The Complete Book of Fly Tying, New York, Alfred Knopf, 2001.
  • Marinaro, Vincent, In the Ring of the Rise, New York, Lyons & Burford, 1976.
  • Marinaro, Vincent, A Modern Dry Fly Code, New York, Nick Lyons Books, 1950.
  • Mck. Francis, Austin, Land of Little Rivers, New York, Norton & Co, 1999.
  • Mck. Francis, Austin, Catskill Rivers, Birthplace of American Fly Fishing, New York, Lyons & Burford, 1983.
  • Menard, Roger, My Side of the River, Hensonville, NY, Black Dome Press, 2002.
  • Miller, Ann, Hatch Guide for Upper Midwest Streams, Portland, OR, Frank Amato Pub, 2011.
  • Ostapzcuk, Ed, Ramblings of a Charmed Circle FlyFisher, Shokan, NY, Ed Ostapczuk, 2012.
  • Pobst, Dick, Trout Stream Insects, New York, Lyons & Burford, 1990.
  • Pobst, Dick and Richards, Carl, The Caddisfly Handbook, New York, Lyons Press, 1998.
  • Richards, Carl, and Swisher, Doug, Selective Trout, New York, Lyons & Burford, 1971.
  • Roberts, John, Collins Illustrated Dictionary of Trout Flies, London, HarperCollins, 1995.
  • Schullery, Paul, American Fly Fishing–A History, New York, Lyons Press, 1987.
  • Schweibert, Ernest, Nymphs, Vol. I, the Mayflies, Guilford, CT, Lyons Press, 2007.
  • Schweibert, Ernest, Nymphs, Vol. II, Stoneflies, Caddisflies, and Other Important Insects, Guilford, CT, Lyons Press, 2007.
  • Schweibert, Ernest, Matching the Hatch, S. Hackensack, NJ, Stoeger Publishing Co, 1955.
  • Stewart, Dick, Universal Fly Tying Guide, N. Conway, NH, Mountain Pond Publishing, 1979.
  • Tzilkowski, Caleb and Stauffer, Jay, Common Nymphs of Eastern North America, University Park, PA, Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011.
  • Van Put, Ed, Trout Fishing in the Catskills, New York, Skyhorse Publishing, 2007.
  • Voshell, J. Reese, Jr., A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America, Blackburg, VA, McDonald and Woodward, 2002.
  • Whitlock, Dave, Guide to Aquatic Trout Foods, New York, Lyons & Burford, 1982.

Pamphlets, brochures and articles

  • Esopus Creek Streamside Guide, Catskill Mountain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 1981.
  • Heacox, Cecil, “Art of Deception–the Catskill Flytyers”, Outdoor Life Magazine, May 1972.
  • Klausmeyer, David, “David Brandt: Dean of the Modern Catskill Fly Tiers”, Fly Tyer Magazine, Spring, 2009.
  • Smith, Ray, “Fly Patterns by Ray Smith”, Mt. Tremper, NY, date unknown.
  • Watershed Engineering Marvels: Schoharie & Ashokan Reservoir's Shandaken Tunnel, 1906-1926: A Photographic Exposition, Phoenicia, NY, Empire State Railway Museum, 1998.