As you can probably imagine given I have degrees in English, creative writing, and library and information science, I'm an avid reader and writer. While my heart is with fiction, that doesn't pay the bills. Neither does writing about fly fishing, but it helps. I've been writing professionally since I was a sophomore in college. My magazine articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, including most of the big fly fishing magazines

I have written three books on fly fishing and contributed to a fourth. Information is provided below.

Yellowstone Country Flies: The Fly Patterns of Parks' Fly Shop

Cover of Yellowstone Country Flies, a fly fishing book by Walter Wiese

My first book was published in May 2013 and is now in its third printing (first edition). It provides everything you need to know about tying roughly fifty of Parks' Fly Shop's custom fly patterns, plus color variations. It also includes information on the fly designers, some notes on our fly design philosophies, and additional resources for anglers interested in tying their own flies for Yellowstone National Park. The book can be ordered by calling the shop or contacting me. The price is $23.95 plus shipping.

River Characters: Deep Thoughts and Shallow Stories about Fly Fishing

Cover of River Characters, a fly fishing book by Walter Wiese

River Characters is a collection of essays and stories about fly fishing. Join me on fly fishing adventures ranging from chasing carp from a sinking boat in the Ozarks to seeking bull trout in Washington. Hunt for evidence of the elusive Trout Gods or just fall-run brown trout. In these 22 essays and stories, longtime fly fishing guide and outdoor writer Walter Wiese relates these tales and more and ruminates on the deep (and shallow) questions of fly fishing. Print versions of the book can be ordered directly by calling me. The price is $10.95 plus shipping. The book is also available in e-book and paperback formats from Amazon. River Characters has topped the Amazon Fishing list on several occasions since its publication in December, 2014.

Fly Fishing Yellowstone Country

Cover of Fly Fishing Yellowstone Country, a fly fishing book by Walter Wiese

Fly Fishing Yellowstone Country is an e-book guide to fly fishing Yellowstone Park and the Yellowstone region in southern Montana, including the Yellowstone River and its tributaries, the Madison and Gallatin Rivers and their tributaries, and the upper Missouri River. It is the most recent book covering these areas in detail and is the only one available in a low-priced e-book edition.

While "basic" this book provides abundant hatch and fly pattern information as well as covers fishing tactics, though it does not include maps.

Purchase Fly Fishing Yellowstone Country in Kindle format from Amazon.

25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish

Cover of 25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish

I wrote the North Yellowstone chapter of this large-format book discussing the best American national parks for fly fishing. You can purchase it from Amazon.

Yellowstone Country Fly Fishing

Walter Wiese

113 Altair Drive

Livingston, MT 59047

(406) 223-8204

E-Mail Walter

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