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LL Bean Ultimate Book of Fly-Fishing: Macauley Lord
The Lyons Press is proud to present The L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing, an exciting full-color book for beginning and expert fly anglers alike. Brought to you in conjunction with L.L. Bean, America's most trusted name in outdoor apparel, and written by unquestioned experts in the field, this book is divided into four essential parts--General Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing for Bass, Fly Casting, and Fly Tying--and covers each with in-depth analysis in clear, easy-to-follow language. Learn about assembly of fly tackle; the biology of fish; natural fish foods and how to imitate them; safety techniques; bass flies; where to find bass; the eleven habits of highly effective fly casters; the basic four-part cast; the roll cast; the basics of fly tying; types of flies; the top ten most popular and successful fly patterns; and much more. The L.L. Bean Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing is the perfect gift for seasoned anglers looking to improve their skills, novices picking up a fly rod for the first time, and for all those who have ever dreamed of trading in their suits for a pair of waders.

Fishing in New Hampshire: A History, Jack Noon
The fascinating account of freshwater fishing in New Hampshire. This is the story of North Country fish and fisheries over the last four centuries. Patterns of successes and failures emerge from the historical record. They offer perspectives of particular relevance today in approaches to the most challenging environmental threats that any generation has yet faced.  
http://www.amazon.com/Fishing-New-Hampshire-History-Series/dp/1893863026

The Bassing of New Hampshire: How Black Bass came to the Granite State. Jack Noon
New Hampshire before the Civil War had neither smallmouths nor largemouths. This book is an account of New Hampshire's native inland fisheries, of how bass over the course of about a century and a quarter were introduced into the state's waters, and of how the Granite State's bass - and bass fishermen - have been faring ever since. With Chapters on Lake Sunapee, Newfound, Squam, Winnipesaukee, and Umbagog.  
http://www.amazon.com/The-Bassing-New-Hampshire-Granite/dp/096422139X

The Confluence: Fly Fishing & Friendship in the Dartmouth College Grant
Seven lifelong friends head north each June to a remote cabin at the confluence of the Dead Diamond and Swift Diamond Rivers in Northern New Hampshire. What started as a single fly-fishing trip has evolved over 20+ years into an annual retreat to the mystical environs of the Dartmouth College Grant, far from the workaday world and vibrant with brotherhood, creativity and reflection. 

Fishing is only a part of their story. In a collection of intertwined essays from seven unique voices, the authors reveal how their friendships have grown deeper as their lives flow into middle age, with laughs, tears and insight into the intersection between humanity and the natural world. The reader comes along to experience New England wilderness wonders, stinky outhouses, original watercolors, floods, a wine tasting, a dramatic search and rescue…and fly-fishing for native brook trout.

Others

Four Fish
Writer and life-long fisherman Paul Greenberg takes us on a journey, examining the four fish that dominate our menus: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna. Investigating the forces that get fish to our dinner tables, Greenberg reveals our damaged relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants. Just three decades ago, nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today, rampant overfishing and an unprecedented biotech revolution have brought us to a point where wild and farmed fish occupy equal parts of a complex marketplace. Four Fish offers a way for us to move toward a future in which healthy and sustainable seafood is the rule rather than the exception.  http://www.amazon.com/Four-Fish-Future-Last-Wild/dp/014311946X

The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing
Two highly respected outdoor journalists, Kirk Deeter of Field & Stream and Charlie Meyers of the Denver Post, have cracked open their notebooks and shared straight-shot advice on the sport of fly fishing, based on a range of new and old experiences—from interviews with the late Lee Wulff to travels with maverick guides in Tierra del Fuego.

The mission of The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing is to demystify and un-complicate the tricks and tips that make a great trout fisher. There are no complicated physics lessons here. Rather, conceived in the “take dead aim” spirit of Harvey Penick’s classic instructional on golf, The Little Red Book of Fly Fishing offers a simple, digestible primer on the basic elements of fly fishing: the cast, presentation, reading water, and selecting flies. In the end, this collection of 240 tips is one of the most insightful, plainly spoken, and entertaining works on this sport—one that will serve both novices and experts alike in helping them reflect and hone in their approaches to fly fishing. 100 color photos.  www.amazon.com


Adopting a Stream: A Northwest Handbook, Steve Yates
University of Washington Press, PO Box 50096, Seattle, Washington, 98145-5096, or Amazon.com. Information on habitat needs, water quality, and salmonids. Learn about biology, ecology, and economics and incorporate school and community groups in restoring a creek.

Amazing Fish, Mary Ling, Alfred A. Knopf
A children's book introducing fish, what makes them unique and their characteristics. All types of fish are shown. Shapes, colors, what fish eat and how they hunt and hide. The salmon life cycle is pictured. This book may be available at the public library, also available on 
Barnes & Noble.com.

Aquatic Education Binder, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
This binder was designed to supplement classroom education on aquatic ecosystems. It provides worksheets and background information on several grade levels so the classroom teacher can expand on topics they present without having to make up the worksheets themselves. This binder provides information on basic aquatic habitats, fish and insects but no fly fishing information.

Aquatic Project Wild, Project Wild
5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-493-5447. Activities to promote awareness and appreciation of water, diversity of wildlife, ecological principles, management and conservation of water and wildlife and the human prospective. Set up for formal education settings but the activities can be easily adapted for camps or outdoor education. Learn more 
online.

Aquatic Education Binder, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
This binder was designed to supplement classroom education on aquatic ecosystems. It provides worksheets and background information on several grade levels so the classroom teacher can expand on topics they present without having to make up the worksheets themselves. This binder provides information on basic aquatic habitats, fish and insects but no fly fishing information.

Aquatic Project Wild, Project Wild 
5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814, 301-493-5447. Activities to promote awareness and appreciation of water, diversity of wildlife, ecological principles, management and conservation of water and wildlife and the human prospective. Set up for formal education settings but the activities can be easily adapted for camps or outdoor education. Learn more 
online.

Aquatic Resources Education Curriculum, C. Boyd Pfieffer and Mark Sosin
Order Department, Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., Box 539, Dubuque,Iowa 52001, 1-800-338-5578 or from 
Future Fisherman Foundation, 1033 N. Fairfax, Suite 200, Alexandria VA 22314, 1-703-519-9691. Information on water safety and aquatic life, Units include A Fishing Primer; Becoming a Better Angler, Understanding Fish and Their Environment, and Water Resources and Our Future.

California's Salmon and Steelhead - Our Natural Heritage, Diane Higgins
Diane Higgins, 4649 Aster Road, McKinleyville, CA 95519. Teacher's Guide and Student Activities, Grades K - 8. No aquarium set up information. Use Salmon and Trout Go to School (a related guide by Diane Higgins) for aquarium set up. Fish anatomy, physiology, and adaptations, fish life cycles, habitats and people and fish. This curriculum contains games, projects and worksheets. Used by the Southern California Trout in the Classroom Project. A video is available reviewing the program.

Discovering Salmon
, A Learning and Activity Book, Nancy Field and Sally Machlis 
Dog Eared Publications, PO Box 814, Corallis, Oregon 97339. Covers life cycles and different types of salmon, river geography, and predators. For elementary education.


Dynamic Nymphing: Tactics, Techniques and Flies from Around the World

http://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Nymphing-Tactics-Techniques-Around/dp/0811707415/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

"George Daniel is destined to become one the United States' very greatest of fly-fishing talents. In my humble opinion there is no one better placed or equipped to take the modern reader into the world of the subsurface fly fisher. Daniel is one of the most authoritative and insightful anglers of his generation." --Charles Jardine

"Although he might never claim it, a compelling case can be made for George Daniel as the best fly-fisherman in the country." --Charlie Meyers, The Denver Post





  • Advanced tight line nymphing tactics, including Czech, Polish, French, Spanish, and American techniques
  • Rigging and fishing dry and droppers, curly Qs, and conventional indicators
  • Fishing the extremes: shallow water, cold weather, high water, wind
  • Casting and technique sequences that include tuck cast, bow and arrow cast, as well as elevating and leading when tight line nymphing
  • 62 nymph patterns

  • Essence of Flycasting, video, 60 minute, Mel Kreiger
    The basics of good hand position to the complexities of fly presentation and the double haul.

    Essence of Flycasting II, video, 60 minutes, Mel Kreiger
    For intermediate and advanced casters, distance casting biomechanics of good form, fly rod action, distance roll casting, and beginning spey casting.

    Essentials of Fly Casting, Bill and Jay Gammel 
    Federation of Fly Fishers,  Publication available from the Federation Office, 5237 U. S. Highway 89 S, Suite 11, Livingston, MT 59047 (406) 222-9369 ext 0. The five essentials of fly casting are given, along with basic casting, false casting, shooting cast, off shoulder casting, double haul, and roll cast in diagrams and photos.

    Essential Fly Fishing, Tom Meade, Lyons & Burford Press
    Essential Fly Fishing - an all-color handbook - presents the fundamentals of this great sport quickly and effectively. Proven teaching techniques and bright, helpful color illustrations will enable new fly fishers to: find fish in streams, lakes, and salt water; select and assemble proper, balanced tackle; cast a fly line with authority - with rhythm, not strength; recognize and learn to simulate natural fish foods; learn techniques that really work; tie effective knots that have maximum strength; and begin the endlessly interesting process of tying your own flies. This book concisely explains fishing ethics, offers helpful safety precautions, and defines basic angling terms. Get this book through your local library or fly shop
    .

    Field Manual for Water Quality Monitoring, An Environmental Education Programs for School, Mark K. Mitchell and William B. Stapp
    William B. Stapp, 2050 Delaware Ave., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103. Help high school classes establish a water monitoring program. Methods for measuring and evaluating physical and biological parameters for stream conditions.

    Fish Gallimard Jeunesse Scholastics Inc.
    A children's book introducing the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of various fish. Get this one from your local library. Also available on 
    Amazon.com.

    Fish Eggs to Fry, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
    PO Box 59,Portland, OR, 503-229-5400, or 
    www.dfw.state.or.us. How to set up an aquarium, get fish eggs and raise them with help from you state DNR and FFF club. No teaching curriculum. How to set up an aquarium and raise eggs to fish, trouble shooting, do-it-yourself cooling units, pop-machine incubators, trout and salmon life cycles, related curricula and reference sources.

    Fishy Science - A hands on approach to learning about fish 
    The Ohio State University Extension, Aquatic Maestro Publications, Inc., 1993, Ohio 4-H Youth Development, Ohio State University, RM 25 Agriculture Administration Building, 2120 Fytte Road, Columbus Ohio, 43210. A hands on approach to learning about fish suitable for third to fifth graders. Learn how fish swim, breathe, sensory features and special adaptations fish use to survive. This is set up for classroom study but provides good basic background for youth camps.

    Flies in the Water, Fish in the Air, Jim Arnosky, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York, 1986 
    A children's book introducing fly fishing. Available on 
    Amazon.com.

    Fly Fishing Basics, A Handbook for Young Anglers, Mid Atlantic Council of the FFF
    A photo ready copy to reproduce for your camp. Contact Joe Swam, VP Education, MAC, 2421 Rocks Road, Forest Hills, MD 21050. A handbook plus all related paperwork, press releases, letters, etc. to run a three day youth camp. Equipment, knots, fly casting basics, fly tying basics with diagrams, entomology, conservation, etiquette, and where fish live.

    Fly Fishing Basics - A Beginner's Guide video 60 minutes, Bennett/Watt Inc. 
    Discusses equipment, knots, and casting basics.

    Fly Fishing Made Easy, video, 60 minutes, 3 M
    Learn to pick the right equipment and put it together, fly casting, and how to fish for bluegills, trout and largemouth bass.

    Fly Fishing TacticsAmerican Fly Fishing Trade Association
    Cowles Magazines, Inc., PO Box 248, Eugene, OR, 97440. Includes tackle and rod selection and assembly; casting basics; leaders; what fish eat including life cycles of mayflies, caddisflies, midges, stoneflies and how to fish them; and knots with diagrams for tying the trilene knot, the Duncan loop, the improved clinch knot, the triple surgeon's knot, the needle knot, the blood knot. Bass and Panfish fishing are explored. Next is a crash course in selecting flies including a guide to dry flies and nymphs and the hatches they match, fishing streamers and a guide to the hatches they match. Fishing requires finding fish and the guide shows how to find panfish, bass and pickerel, trout and saltwater fish. Also subsurface and surface fishing. Catching and handling fish for release, wind casting and types of lines are discussed.

    Fresh Water Anglers Pocket Guide - Knots 
    Shows 7 knots on waterproof cards to be carried in your vest. Printed by 
    Creative Publishing International and available through your local fly shop.

    Fly Fishing Workshop for Women, by Ann Miller and Dorothy Schramm 
    Gives information on teaching a basic course just for women.

    Fly Tying Basics, video, 90 minutes, Al Beatty
    Basics of fly tying, tools and materials, hooks and how to tie basic flies. This video is structured to teach a person who has never tied, the art of fly tying and systematically leads a student through a series of flies. It can be adapted to teach a group.

    Freshwater Fish and Fishing - A Guide for Beginners, Jim Arnosky
    Scholastic Press, 1982. This book is written for grade schoolers. It introduces the reader to trout, sunfish, perch and pike, and catfish and carp and how to fish for them. It also shows how to make fish prints and tie basic knots. Find this one through the public library or interlibrary loan.

    How to Know Aquatic Insects, Dennis M. Lehmkuhl, W.C. Brown Company Publishers, Dubuque, IA 
    This book contains a detailed discussion of what aquatic insects are and their varied life cycles, then goes on with a chapter on how to collect and preserve them. This is a very detailed book and may not be a good choice for a beginner. Also available on
    Amazon.com

    Introduction to Aquatic Insects, Marvin Nolte
    Federation of Fly Fishers, 5237 U. S. Highway 89 S, Suite 11, Livingston, MT 59047, 406-222-9369. Types of aquatic insects, arthropods, true bugs, true flies and information about each family and how they relate to fish and fishing. Good basic background for your kids camp or club.

    Introduction to Fly Fishing, Judy Lehmberg 
    Federation of Fly Fishers, 5237 U. S. Highway 89 South, Suite 11, Livingston, MT 59047, 406-222-9369. Fly rods, lines, leaders and knots with diagrams, equipment, casting, finding fish, fly selection and presentation, entomology, landing larger fish, ethics, and catch and release. Also included is a humorous Fly Fisher's Classification Scheme by John Hannah.

    Introduction to Fly Tying, Al Beatty and Bob Lay 
    Federation of Fly Fishers, 5237 U. S. Highway 89 South, Suite 11, Livingston, MT 59047 or 406-222-9369. Tools including vices, scissors, bobbins, bobbin threaders, bodkins, hackle pliers, hair stackers, whip finishers, and hackle gauges are discussed. Hooks, thread and body, wing, and tail materials are reviewed. Basic techniques included are wrapping ,thread torque, material roll, finger-thumb tuck, dubbing, gauging hackle size,the half hitch and the whip finish. Fly patterns including the wooly worm, grey hackle yellow, Montana nymph, hare's ear nymph, post wing dry fly, elk hair caddis, marabou streamer, and alternatives are diagrammed step by step.

    Kids Gone Fishin', Dave Mass, Creative Publishing Int., Inc, 2001
    This kids book teaches mainly bait fishing but does have a good chapter on warm water species - sunfish, crappies, bass, catfish, bullheads, pike, muskies, perch and walleye. It also shows pictures of where in a stream, pond, lake or river these warm water species will be found.

    Kokanee Karnival
    Kokanee Karnival was started in the hopes of raising the awareness of today's students regarding tomorrow's needs of our fisheries and is recognized by the Oregon State Department of Education for its applicability to several areas of the required education program. Each school must first complete the "Eggs to Fry" portion which teaches the students about the development of the eggs to the fry, discusses how and where the fish can be released and why they are released there. Fish dissection, "Catch and Release" and "catch and keep" and the proper handling of the fish are discussed. Angling 101, adapted from the Oregon DFW, covers numerous subjects including fishing equipment, ethics, regulations, water safety and basic knot tying. In April each year the classes attend a session called the "Kid's Angling Clinic." This portion covers water safety, regulations, equipment, safety, fish biology and a game called "Hook and Ladders. The classes have agreed to do one day of community service as a form of payment for what they have received. Updated by Phil Hager, Central Oregon Fly Fishers. Contact him at 
    othapus@hotmail.com or Central Oregon Flyfishers, PO Box, Bend, Oregon, 97702 for more information.

    FFF Leadership Seminar Guide, by the Oregon Council and John Colburn & Keith Burkhart
    A guide to getting the leaders of you clubs together to share and compare ideas and effective ways to run a club. Available from Keith Burkhart at 
    valfly@open.org or phone 503-363-8324

    Lets Go Fishing - A Book for Beginners, Gerald D. Schmidt, Robert Rinehart, Inc. 1990
    This book covers fresh water fishing in North America. It illustrates and describes many of the fresh water species, what insects they eat, both bait fishing and fly fishing techniques, ice fishing; catch and release; and cleaning and cooking fish. "Reading the water" of ponds, lakes, streams and rivers is explained. There is also a chapter on fishing ethics. This book is a good basic for a grade school based program. Available at 
    Barnes & Noble.com

    Lightning's Tale - the story of a wild trout, Hugh Campbell, Amato Publishing, 1994
    This children's book teaches the important stages of a wild trout's life and how it interacts with it's environment. Each 2-page chapter covers a specific area of a life cycle of the trout, or insects, or environment involved, through a narrative about the trout and through the eyes of Danny, a young worm fisherman and his grandfather, a fly fisherman. Although there is one short chapter on tying flies to "match the hatch" the main emphasis in this book is on the fish, not the fishing. Written on a grade school level, each chapter can be expanded on in connection with a science course on fish or used on its own to give good basic information on trout and the environment they need to live. This book is available through
     Amato Publishing ormay be available through your public library or inter-library loan.

    Living in Water Valerie Chase, National Aquarium in Baltimore
    501 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202, 1-301-576-3887. Read more about Living in Water 
    here.

    Montana Angler Education Program, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 1995
    Uses the Sport Fishing and Aquatic Resources Book, Montana Habitat posters etc., Project Wild Aquatic Book and Pathways to Fishing to teach Equipment, Fish ID, Anatomy, Ecology, Montana Fish, Habitats, Ecosystems, Fly Tying, Insects, Angling Ethics, Hatcheries, Ice Fishing.

    Montana Fly Fishing Opportunities, T.M. Travis 
    Federation of Fly Fishers, 5237 U. S. Highway 89 S, Suite 11, Livingston, MT 59047, 406-222-9369. A review of some of the fishing opportunities in a 125 mile radius of Livingston, Montana. Wading freestone streams, fishing different seasons and times of the day, and hatch charts are included for many of Montana's most famous rivers and spring creeks.

    Notes on Rod Building, Fred Chaney and Keith Burkhart 
    Federation of Fly Fishers, 5237 U. S. Highway 89 S, Suite 11, Livingston, MT 59047, 406-222-9369. This booklet provides a "beginner a lower-powered place to start" when building a rod. A list of parts and equipment are included along with the steps needed to mount a reel seat, glue the cork ring for the handle, turn the handle, fit the Tip-Top, grind the guide feet, space the guides, wrap the guides and finish the rod.

    Noxious Weed Game
    The Noxious Weed Game is a game to illustrate to students how noxious weeds spread and effect the environment.

    Observations on Teaching Fly Casting, FFF by Mel Kreiger
    Federation of Fly Fishers, 5237 U. S. Highway 89 S, Suite 11, Livingston, MT 59047, 406-222-9369. A booklet for instructors to help them instruct and communicate with students.

    All pocket guides listed below are published by:
    Pocket Guides Publishing, Inc., 1-866-748-4337, www.pocketguides.net

    Pocket Guide to Basic Fly Tying Techniques, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine 
    A waterproof spiral bound basic fly tying guide.
    Pocket Guide to Emergency First Aid, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine,
    A short concise waterproof guide to common medical emergencies found while fishing.
    Pocket Guide Dry Fly Fishing, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine,
    A short concise waterproof guide to food sources, trout line of vision, feeding, rises, feeding locations, fly patterns and categories, leaders, weather, stealth, strategies, flies and major hatches.
    Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing for Large Mouth Bass, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine
    A concise waterproof guide to bass fishing.
    Pocket Guide to Fly Casting, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine
    A concise waterproof guide to basic fly casting.
    Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine
    A short concise waterproof guide to rods, lines, leaders, knots, hooks, flies, hatches, rises, strategies, casting, and first aid.
    Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing Knots, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine
    A water proof spiral bound guide to basic fly fishing knots.
    Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing for Steelhead, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine
    A waterproof spiral bound guide fly fishing tactics for steelhead.
    Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing the Lakes, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine
    A waterproof spiral bound guide to lake fishing tactics.
    Pocket Guide to Nymph Fishing, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine
    A waterproof spiral bound guide to nymph fishing tactics.
    Pocket Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing, Ron Cordes and Gary LaFontaine
    A waterproof spiral bound guide to salt water fly fishing tactics.

    Red Tag Comes Back, Fred Phleger
    Harper and Row, New York, 1961. Simple story of a salmon's life for primary grades. Find this book at your local libray or interlibrary loan or on 
    Amazon.com.

    Salmon and Trout Go To School
    , Diane Higgins
    Available from Diane Higgins, 4649 Aster Road, McKinneyville, CA 95519. (Not copyrighted). Aquarium set up and maintenance plus an equipment list and sources, how to convert a refrigerator to an aquarium chiller, how to get and raise fish eggs in a school setting, sources of equipment, related classroom projects, and fish life cycles.

    Save Our Streams, Izaak Walton League
    1401 Wilson Blvd., Level B, Arlington, VA 22209, Materials on stream care and water quality. Guidelines on how to adopt a stream and monitor it, including teaching guide, background materials and activities. Read more 
    here

    Save Our Streams: Monitor's Guide to Aquatic Macroinvertebrates
    Kellogg, Loren & Izaak Walton League, 1401 Wilson Blvd., Level B, Arlington, VA 22209. 301-548-0150. This guide is used in connection with the Izaak Walton Leagues' Save Our Streams, It uses the "dichotomous key" system to help you name the insects you find in the stream and
    refers you on to the section that applies. This is a user friendly book for kids and adults. Sampling methods are also discussed. Find it 
    online

    Scales and Tales, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, British Columbia
    Shows the development of salmon from egg to adult with illustrations and text meant for kids. It's all from the viewpoint of the fish and an easy read for kids or adults. Contact the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, British Columbia, 555 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6B5G3 to get a copy.

    Sport Fishing & Aquatic Resources Handbook, Bob Schmidt
    Kendall/Hunt Publications, Dubuque, IA 1991. Lessons and activities on safety, becoming a good angler, pollution, what is a fish, what fish eat, where fish live, and conservation. Good background for a kids camp or in the classroom projects. Purchase online
    here

    Starting A High School Fly Fishing Club
    Based on a guide by George Hobson and gives all the information and lots of handouts for starting and running a high school fly fishing club. This guide is available from Susan Halblom at 515-274-5855 or 
    Davidhalblom-bugtyer.worldnet.att.net.

    Streamkeeper's Field Guide, Adopt-a-Stream Foundation 
    Tom Murdoch and Martha Cheo with Kate O'Laughlin, 600-128th Street SE, Everett, WA, 98208-6353 or 
    online. How to adopt a stream, evaluate it, and publicize its needs. Everything your club will need to adopt and protect your favorite stream.

    Tips for Saltwater Catch & Release, available from the FFF at 5237 U.S. Highway 89 South, Livingston, MT 59047 or 406-222-9369. Tips on saltwater tackle, how to land your catch, how to handle your catch,remove the hook and release the fish.

    Trout in the Classroom
    Trout in the Classroom is a school based program using fish to promote good stewardship of aquatic resources and to teach science, language arts, math, social studies, art and Internet use. The curriculum guide "California's Salmon and Steelhead - Our Natural Heritage" provides lesson plans and reproducible pages for kids including classification, anatomy, life cycles, importance of fish to people, states of fish populations, declines in populations and what we can do about it. It has related writing and art projects and is appropriate for grades K to 8. While it was originally written for California, the information is pertinent to all cold water fisheries. A second guide, "Salmon and Trout Go to School" gives instructions on setting up a rearing tank and successfully raising fish. It also contains information specific to California, which again could be adapted to any cold water fishery. How to convert a refrigerator to a cold water aquarium and sources for chillers and aquariums are included. Contact Dr. Doug Spieske at 1605 Country Club Drive, Redlands, Ca 92373 or phone 909-798-4151 or E mail at 
    dspieske@aol.com.

    Volunteer Stream Monitoring, A Methods Manual
    Environmental Protection Agency, 1997 E.P.A. 841-B-97-003 or online. Including E.P.A. standard data sheets, this book is a resource on doing stream surveys, bio-surveys, testing water quality, sampling insects and managing data.

    The Way of a Trout, video, 30 minutes, Jim Wilkie
    The life cycle of a trout from egg to large mature female.

    The Whitlock Vibert Box Handbook 
    A handbook that contains a section on "Incubation and Nursery Observation." This section can be adapted by a club for use in a classroom aquarium to hatch fish eggs. All the details for set up and use are included in the handbook. This handbook also contains information on the natural reproduction of salmon, trout and char and all the information needed to use the Whitlock Vibert box in flowing and standing water of a stream. Contact the FFF 406-222-9369.

    Where the Trout Are, video, Gary Borger 
    Tomorrow River Press, PO Box 1745, Wausau, WI 54402-1745. The story of trout and the places they are found and the importance of clean fresh water. This video is divided into sections to accommodate classroom viewing and discussions. The educator's manual gives major issues and discussion topics for each section for class use and related topics and activities to enhance the learning experience. Also easily adapted to kids clubs and camp programs. To order call 406-222-9369.