the Curtis Creek Manifesto has been around since 1978 and the Fish Bum’s Guide to Catching Larger Trout since 1998. Both are excellent books filled with humorous cartoon like characters, who delve into the basics of flyfishing with amazing clarity. Any seasoned flyfisher would look at these two books and immediately recommend them to anyone seeking clear and concise information to capture their kid’s imagination. There are many expensive and detailed books out there that overwhelm us let alone a child. These two books are guarnteed to create a positive and lasting impression on your son, daughter, nephew or son-in-law. the Curtis Creek Manifesto deals with stream fishing and the Bum’s Guide does a great job explaining float tubing and stillwater environs. They are not big but they are mighty.