Saturday, October 10, 2015
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Book Signing at the Author's Booth

The Authors Booth makes its appearance once again at this year's IFFF Fly Fishing Fair. As in years past it will host fly fishing authors of note for attendees to talk with and have their fly fishing books signed. This year we are looking forward to another group of well-known and up-and-coming authors who will share their story with you.  This is also a good time to bring fly fishing books from your home library to be autographed. Join us in the Exhibit Hall at the Riverhouse to meet your favorite author!

Author's Schedule


 Author Biographies and books they will sign

Chester Allen

Chester Allen, a fly angler since childhood, fell in love with sea-run cutthroat fishing when he moved to Olympia, Washington in 1996 to join the staff of The Olympian newspaper. Olympia, located at the southern end of Puget Sound, is ground zero for some of the best sea-run cutthroat trout fishing on the planet. Chester also loves fly fishing for smallmouth bass on the Columbia River, and fly fishing for trout in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Yellowstone National Park.

Fly Fishing for Sea-Run Cutthroat: Finding the perfect beach to fish and learning its secrets; How to read a tide table; Descriptions and illustrations of the baitfish, crustaceans, and marine worms that cutthroats eat and includes 25 fly recipes.


John R. Anderson

I am a retired Prof. of Entomology whose knowledge about the Crooked River was obtained: 1)by frequently fishing the river and 2) while conducting a scientific study that included monthly bottom and drift net samples, as well as examinations of total fish stomach stamples.

Fly Fishing Oregon's Crooked River: Insect Drift and Seasonal Fish Diets as a Guide to Successful Fly Fishing: This book provides the fly fisher with information about the kinds and numbers of insects and other foods eaten by fish that are present in the downstream drift  seasonally and which of these foods are targeted by fish.  This information is especially valuable in helping nymph fishers select the most productive fly patterns to use during different seasons to match the drift.


Gretchen & Al Beatty?

Gretchen & Al Beatty are longtime IFFF members and recognized outdoor writers/photographers from Boise, Idaho.

Tying Hair-Wing Flies, Fly Pattern Encyclopedia, Innovative Flies & Techniques, LaFontaine's Legacy, Rotary Tying Techniques: Fly-tying techniques with the title proving the focus of the book.


Juan Calvillo

Photographer for 30 years, fly-fisher for 20. My two passions have collided and the result is the first in a series of books, Oregon Redband Trout Waters  If you'll be fishing central Oregon during the fair this book will help you!

Oregon Redband Trout Waters: Photographs and information to take a road-trip to central Oregon and fly-fish the Crooked, Deschutes and Metolius rivers. Directions, techniques, camping info, fly patterns,Hatch charts, and more.


Sean M Gallagher

Sean M Gallagher is a retired school teacher living near Mt. Rainier in Enumclaw, Washington. As a life long resident of the Pacific Northwest Sean grew up in steelhead country. He has pursued steelhead for over 50 years, exploring more than 100 rivers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and the Russian Far East.

WILD STEELHEAD The Lure and Lore of a Pacivic Northwest Icon: Wild Steelhad is a hefty 675 page hard bound two volunte book with slip case. It is lavshly illustrated with more than 1,000 striking contemporary color and vintage black-and-white photographs. The book celebrates this iconic game fish with rich adventure stories spanning decades and includes a dozen long interview chapters with some of teh sports most respected anglers including: Harry Lemire, George McLeod, and Bill McMillan. While you will find plenty of hard-won wisdom in Wild Steelhead, this book is ultimately about the why.


Will Godfrey

Will Godfrey learned the finer points of fly fishing from his father at an early age. In 1967 he established Will Godfrey Fly Fishing Centers at Last Chance, Max Inn on the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River and in Boise, Idaho. He outfitted and guided on the Henry’s Fork in Idaho as well as all of the rivers in southwest Montana and Yellowstone Park for more than 20 years. Will is an accomplished writer, speaker, fly fisherman, and fly tier. He has been honored with the Federation of Flyfishers Man of the Year Award, the FFF Presidential Award, and the Eastern Idaho Fly Fishing Heritage Award. Will and his wife, Sandra, currently live in Lewiston, Idaho, where he spends a lot of time further indulging and satisfying his passion for steelhead fly fishing on the Clearwater, Grand Ronde, and Snake Rivers.

Seasons of the Steelhead: Amazing photographs from Drew Stoecklein, celebrating the sport and tradition of fly fishing for Steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon, Idaho, and Washington Rivers in there full splendor of steelhead seasons.Essays and journal entries from legendary angler and guide Will Godfrey capture the enthusiasm and challenge of chasing steelhead.


Rick Hafele

Rick Hafele ( has been studying aquatic insects and freshwater biology professionally for over thirty years. As a writer, he penned the Entomology column for American Angler magazine for thirty years, and has several major books to his credit including Complete Book of Western Hatches, An Angler’s Guide to Aquatic Insects and Their Imitations, Western Mayfly Hatches, and Nymph-Fishing Rivers and Streams. He is also the host of numerous instructional fly-fishing DVDs, among them Anatomy of a Trout Stream and Advanced Tactics for Emergers & Dries. He lives in Wilsonville, Oregon.

Nymph Fishing Rivers and Streams - A Biologist's View of Taking Trout Below the Surface: During the considerable periods of time trout spend feeding exclusively on underwater food forms of aquatic insects, nymph fishing can be the most productive, if not the only, way to catch fish. Whether you're new to fly fishing or an experienced angler trying to better understand nymph fishing, you want to be current with all the information about insects, fish, and tactics. That you have to understand what occurs below the water's surface, where you can't see what's happening, makes nymph fishing more challenging than just about any other method of fly fishing.


Misako Ishimura

Misako Ishimura was born in Osaka, Japan. She is fly fishing instructor, a painter and an author who finds the spiritual benefit in outdoor activities.  She co-wrote and illustrated the book-tenkara Radically Simple, Ultralight Fly Fishing, about Japanese traditional mountain stream fly fishing with Kevin C. Kelleher.

Tenkara: Radically Simple Ultralight Fly Fishing: The first written in English about Japanese Mountain Stream Fly Fishing called tenkara.


E. William (Bill) Laing

My name is Bill Laing  I’m a retired dentist and lifelong fly fisherman and fly tier. I live in Eugene, Oregon. The McKenzie River is my home-water. I’m a charter member, life member, and past president of the McKenzie Flyfishers.  A charter and life member of the Federation of Flyfishers, and long time member of the McKenzie River Guides Association.

Waiting for the Hatch Watching for a Rise: This is my attempt to share a lifetime of personal observations and experiences. It’s about people. It’s mostly about fly-fishing, not exclusively. You won’t learn how to catch more or bigger fish. You won’t learn the best places to fish. You will learn about people who fly fish. The personalities of fly fishermen. You’ll learn about me. And who knows, along the way you may recognize someone you know or have known, you may even recognize yourself.


Soon Lee

Soon Lee, MCI, THCI, has been teaching fly casting since the 1980s. He is CBOG Emeritus. He served as the Editor of The Loop, the Journal for Professional Fly Casting Instructors. Currently he serves on the IFFF Board of Directors. Ukulele teacher.

Fly Casting: Loop Dynamics: Soon's Personal Understanding of Loop Dynamics: 1)Loop types: tight loop, wide loop, open loop, tailing loop, etc. 2)Casting stroke governs profile of upper leg. "Stop" governs loop size and shape, rod tip at final holding position governs profile of lower leg. 3)SLP requires two necessities. 4)In teaching fly casting, teach "stop" first.


Darrel Martin

Darrel Martin is a professor of Old and Middle English and is an avid fly fisher as well. He resides in Tacoma, Washington.

The Fly Fisher's Companion (2014): This book grew from the author's desire to consolidate the many teachings that he uses in his popular fly-fishing classes. It is a textbook that includes concise and selective commentary on tackle, casting, tactics, flies and fly tying, and other related topics. The word "companion" derives from “one with whom we share our bread.” After more than fifty years of fly fishing, the author would like to sit at the streamside and share these observations with readers. Here is the knowledge and understanding that he wished he had when he began fly fishing.


Molly Semenik

25 Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Montana Fly Fishing Streams:


Jim A. Teeny

Creator of the Teeny Nymph Fly Pattern and the original intergrated fly lines. Started in the fly fishing industry July 1, 1971. Fly rod, fly reel, fly line, and fly designer. Book author and creator of fly fishing videos, and an outdoor writer.

Fly Fishing Great Waters: Hard bound coffee table book that I worked on for 2 years. It is my story and journey of the trops and destinations that I have traveled. Full color and photographs throughout book. Retail price is $49.95, IFFF special $25 and signed if asked.


Richard Twarog

U S Army combat cinematographer in Viet Nam,  Writer/Director for "Sesame  Street" in 1969; Hollywood cinematographer and stage director. Author and professional photographer for the fly fishing industry.

"San Juan River: A Fly Angler's Journal" -- "Atlantic Flies: Postcards From Rivers Past": Fly fishing the tailwater of the San Juan River and the Navajo Dam impoundment in NW New Mexico with details about the region, the river and the bugs. A collection of thirty classic and original Atlantic salmon flies assembled and photographed by Richard R. Twarog


Mike Valla

Mike is the Northeast Field Editor for Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine. He has also written for Fly Fisherman, Fly Tyer, and The American Fly Fisher. Mike is the 4th recipient of the Poul Jorgensen Golden Hook Award.

The Founding Flies, Tying the Founding Flies", Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies, The Classic Dry Fly box, and The Classic Wet Fly Box: The Founding Flies (2013) and its companion book Tying the Founding Flies (2015) examine the archetypal fly patterns developed by 43 iconic fly tiers from the late 1800's through about 1969. Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies (2009) is part history and Classic Wet Fly Box each cover 100 classic patterns.


David Paul Williams

David Paul Williams, author of "Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth," has been labeled "the acknowledged master of smallies on the fly." With over 40 years of smallmouth experience, he gives information-packed presentations at fly fishing fairs, fly clubs and other organizations.

Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth: This book is for any one wanting to learn about the hardest-fighting freshwater fish--smallmouth bass--where it lives, what it eats. Learn where to go, when to go, what to use and how to read the water in order to catch these bronze bulldogs in lakes and western rivers.


Don Miller

A Fly Fishing Life - Don Miller was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. He started fishing when he was thirteen years old and soon became interested in fly fishing. His early years were spent pursuing trout in the traditional manner but quickly he got interested in the large, dominant trout that ruled the pools or areas he fished. For more than forty years he made it his goal to consistently catch them. His home waters were the rivers west of Ft. Collins, especially the Cache-la-Poudre River. But longing to catch large trout, he began to explore waters in California, Nevada, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Montana. Today he has a summer home in Island Park, Pine Haven, Idaho and calls the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River his home river.

My Secret Method of Catching Large Dominant Trout: This book is written for the angler who wants to consistently catch large trout over 20 inches. Whether fishing with regular length fly rod or a specially designed 15’, 17’ or 20’ fly rod or a tenkara-style rod, Don Miller explains in detail the processes and flies that he uses to accomplish his mission. His 40 years of learning how to catch that rare and elusive large, dominant, heavy-weight trout, that the ones very few fly fishermen ever catch, has been a never-ending pursuit– one that has caused him to endure many sleepless nights pondering: “If I was a large trout needing large meals to sustain life and energy, plus being cautious and wary, where would I reside?” Once I discovered the answers to that question, I concluded that dapping was the only method that would work.


David McElwain

David Lee McElwain spent his early years in Marshfield, Missouri. He was introduced to fishing at a very early age. Charlie Reading taught him to cast and tie flies. The skills he learned that summer from Charlie honed over the years. Through his business career and other endeavors he was always not too far from a stream where he could practice his skills which soon became flawless. Today, you can find him fishing the streams of the Rocky Mountains. He is a certified Adaptive Fly Fishing Practitioner and keeps himself busy fulfulling numerous invitations for fly tying exhibitions. He shares his gift of teaching with the likes of the Wounded Worriors and Wish of a Lifetine Foundation. He is a member of Trout Unlimited, The International Federation of Fly Fishers, Adaptive Fly Fishing Association and the The Fly Dressers Guild, based in Great Britian.

Our Grandfather's Flies: As a fly tier for nearly 30 years, I have seen many changes in materials, fly design and sizing. Most of the new patterns we use today are contributed by a younger generation of tiers. They are better educated in the entomology of todays fisheries. We now have a large aray of materials, synthetics as well as natural. Fly tiers coming to America in the 1800s, had only natural materials available. Many of these early tiers found materials that were new to them; allowing them to create patterns to match the hatches they found in the new world. We owe a great deal of gratatude to these early pioneers. Their discoveries in the area of light refraction, creative hackle development and their perseverance, build the foundation and set the standard for how and what we tie today. We should not forget from whence our patterns came. A handful of talented and passionate tiers, two century ago, set the bar. Travel back in time with me and read their stories, tie their patterns and go fishing.


Frank Moore

                Tough as nails, gentle as a poet and determined as a badger, 90-year-old Frank Moore loves to fish. During World War II, he landed along with some 156,000 troops on the beaches of Normandy for the D-Day Allied invasion. Following the war, he returned to Oregon to his new wife Jeanne and his beloved North Umpqua River. Frank and Jeanne have spent the past 70 years living on or near the North Umpqua and have become an integral part of its heritage. Frank’s lifetime accomplishments as a fly fisherman, conservationist and veteran have earned him many awards, including the prestigious Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor and a recent induction into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. He has guided and fished with many famous anglers, actors, members of congress and executives. He and Jeanne built and were the long time proprietors of the world-renowned Steamboat Inn located on the banks of their beloved river. Reflecting on his time on the North Umpqua, Moore says, “One of the things that this river does to people is it attracts them, it draws them, and stays in their heart. And what more can you say about a river?” (by John Waller)


John Shewey

John Shewey is an Oregon-based veteran steelhead fly angler, journalist, photographer, author, and noted fly tier whose elegant steelhead flies have earned national prominence. The editor-in-chief of the Northwest Fly Fishing magazine group, John has penned hundreds of articles and published countless photographs and to date has authored more than a dozen books. John appears frequently as a speaker at club meetings, conclaves, and sports shows around the country.

Steelhead Flies: Steelhead flies represent the highest echelon of artistic fly-dressing. They enjoy a rich tradition as both a functionally designed lure for tempting the much-revered steelhead, but also as a creative expression of the aesthetic appeal of fly angling. John Shewey, author of the acclaimed Spey Flies & Dee Flies, has produced another well-written and researched book, rich in technique, method and innovation.


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