The shorter days of winter are upon us here in Montana.  The weather is cold, but that doesn’t mean we’ve given up on spending time outdoors.  We are still fishing when the conditions are right, but are also shifting attention to hunting, skiing, riding, and other snow sports.  The simple fact is, though, that there is a lot fewer hours of daylight in winter, so a person needs some good indoor hobbies to get through.  Filling the fly boxes is Job #1.  Hanging out by the fire with a good book is another prime winter pastime, though.

We asked some of the guys for suggestions to add to your winter reading list, and here’s what we came up with.

Suggested by Jonathan Heames

  • The Longest Silence by Thomas McGuane
  • The River Why by David James Duncan
  • Trouthunter:  The Way of an Angler by Rene Harrop
  • Spring Creeks by Mike Lawson

Suggested by Joe Moore

  • Small Fly Adventures in the West by E Neale Streeks
  • The Curtis Creek Manifesto by Sheridan Anderson
  • Chasing Rumors – A Season of Fly Fishing in Patagonia by Cameron Chambers
  • Bud Lilly’s Guide to Fly Fishing the New West by Bud Lilly and Paul Schullery

Suggested by Justin Spence

  • Single Hand Spey Casting by Simon Gawesworth
  • Instinctive Fly Fishing by Taylor Streit
  • Hatch Guide for Western Streams by Jim Schollmeyer
  • Modern Steelhead Flies by Rob Russell and Jay Nicholas (with a cameo by Matt Klara)

Suggested By Matt Klara

  • What Trout Want – The Educated Trout and Other Myths by Bob Wyatt
  • McElligot’s Pool by Dr. Seuss
  • Single Handed Fly Casting by Jason Borger
  • Birds of Montana Field Guide by Stan Tekiela

Happy Reading!!