Gary Soucie has led a distinguished career as a writer, lecturer, and teacher. He has authored numerous books on fishing and the outdoors and contributed countless articles to angling, nature, and science magazines. Soucie has served on the editorial staff of American Angler, Audobon, and National Geographic Magazine. His latest fly fishing book, Woolly Wisdom, is an encyclopedic collection of everything related to Woolly Worms and Woolly Buggers- two of the most effective fly patterns ever created. In Woolly Wisdom, Soucie provides and insightful history of the Woolly Worm and Wolly Bugger flies, shows how to tie and fish them, and includes recipes for nearly 400 versions. Each fly pattern is illustrated in a crisp Jim Schollmeyer photograph, and accompanied by a brief story describing the fly's origin and uses. To say Woolly Wisdom is, "comprehensive" is an understatement. If you have been suffering from "Tyers Block," or just want some simple inspiration to get your creativity moving, you should get a copy of Woolly Wisdom.
By Gary Soucie
232 pp. Frank Amato Publications, Inc. $35.00