When I lived in New York City, I always found solace in fly fishing for trout in the Catskills, mostly on the Beaverkill River.
A New York bookstore was another place to find solace. My favorites were Scribner’s, Rizzoli, Shakespeare, Strand, Coliseum, Barnes and Noble and McGraw-Hill. I always looked for fishing books. After baseball, fishing seemed to produce the most titles. Over the years, I accumulated many. Here are a couple of them:
Good Fishing Close to New York City: A Guide to the Great Close-To-Home Angling of the Metropolitan Region (Good Fishing to New York Ser.) ● Open Season ● French Fishing Flies ● Fishing Idaho, An Angler’s Guide ● Art Flick’s New Streamside Guide ● Matching the Hatch ● Vermont River: The Classic Portrait of a Man and His River ● The River Why ● 21 Great New Zealand Trout Waters (Fly Fishing International) ● Fear of Fly-Fishing ● Neversink: One Angler’s Intense Exploration of a Trout River ● Fishless Days, Angling Nights ● Every Angler’s Guide to Amazing Lures and Flies: Rare and Forgotten Masterpieces of Fishing ● The Complete Book of Fly Tying ● Trout Strategies ● Fishing Came First ● Trout on a Fly ● Higher Elevations: Stories From the West ● New Zealand’s Top Trout Fishing Waters