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Steelhead Fly Fishing’s Culture Book Review

An enticing book promo/review, at the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog (MS), about John Larison’s book, Holding Lies. 


Steelheading & the Loop



TM with Loop (SwittersB)


“The first thing is you need to carry a substantial loop, not just several useless inches as I see a lot of people fishing with. You want the loop to be at least the length of a fair-sized steelhead, say, 30 to 36 inches. Cut this in half and you get a loop hanging 15 to 18 inches below your reel. That length is usually sufficient, but I sometimes use more.” (excerpt from Dec Hogan’s book @ Midcurrent)

Present day: a must have book. Along with John Larison’s


Oregon Fly Fishing Authors (writing about ‘the moment’ far and wide)

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Oregon authors dip into flyflishing literature

by Jeff Baker, The Oregonian

Wednesday August 26, 2009, 7:40 PM

Two Oregon writers have found a comfortable home at Barclay Creek Press, a Massachusetts publisher devoted to literary fiction and nonfiction with an emphasis on flyfishing and the outdoors.

Scott Sadil, a high-school teacher in Hood River and the president of the Columbia Gorge Fly Fishers, and John Larison, a teacher at Oregon State University and the Northwest field editor of Fly Fisherman, are the first two authors from Barclay Creek, which was founded last year by publishing industry veteran James D. Anker. Sadil’s new book is “Lost in Wyoming: Stories” and Larison’s is “Northwest of Normal: A Novel.”

Sadil has been promoting his book all summer with the Get Lost tour, a 3,000-mile trip through the best trout country in the West. His vintage fishing van has graphics from the book on the sides and he enlisted his students to help him with promotional duties. He is the author of two previous books, “Angling Baja: One Man’s Fly Fishing Journey Through the Surf,” and “Cast from the Edge: Tales of an Uncommon Fly Fisher.”

Larison’s novel is set in the fictional mountain town of Ipsyniho, Ore., and follows a flyfishing guide who’s trying to redeem a mistake from his past. David James Duncan called “Northwest of Normal” “a downpour of a novel” and Ted Leeson said it’s “disturbingly emblematic of the contemporary Pacific Northwest.” Larison is also the author of “The Complete Steelheader.”

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