Creator: Hughes, Dave, 1945-

Provenance Note: Literary manuscripts, personal papers, diaries, and other materials created or collected by Dave Hughes of Portland, Oregon, were purchased from him by Montana State University in 2016.

Historical Note: Dave Hughes was born in Astoria, Oregon in 1945. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1967 and then served in the US Army in Vietnam 1968-1969. Dave is the author of over 20 books on fly fishing including Reading Trout Water, Big Indian Creek, and Nymphs for Streams and Stillwaters. Dave was founding president of Oregon Trout in 1983, and was awarded life membership in the Federation of Flyfishers in 1985. He has served as the editor and a columnist for Flyfishing & Tying Journal and as a columnist for Fly Rod & Reel. Dave lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, fly fishing writer Masako Tani.

Content Description Note: The collection consists primarily of author proofs, drafts, research notes, and unpublished works written by Dave Hughes. Works on angling are predominant but also included is poetry and unpublished fiction. Daily fishing logs from 1974-2010 and 44 small notebooks containing packing lists, notes for books, weather, etc. are handwritten and document daily life. Photocopies of articles written 1978-1994 for over 20 periodicals are included with the collection and a bibliographic index is available in Box 12, folder 1.

Rights: The copyright for all unpublished works in this collection have been retained by Dave Hughes.

Contents

 Box 1

  1. Big Indian Creek - typed drafts and Authors Proof
  2. Nymphs for Streams and Stillwaters - typed draft pages 1-250 and Style Sheet
  3. Nymphs for Streams and Stillwaters -typed draft pages 250-579
  4. Matching Mayflies - typed first draft

 Box 2

  1. Matching Mayflies - typed final draft
  2. Summer of Grass, Summer of Wood,  Home River - handwritten draft
  3. Small Stream - final typed draft 2002
  4. The Killer Boys - typed draft

 Box 3

  1. Trout Flies - draft 1-200, image plates and correspondence with publisher
  2. Trout Flies - draft 201-550
  3. Trout Flies - draft 551-884 and Index
  4. Dry Fly Fishing - typed draft and handwritten research notes

 Box 4

  1. Dry Fly Fishing - typed draft 1993
  2. Dry Fly Fishing - author proofs
  3. Dry Fly Fishing - typed draft and chapter outline notes
  4. Dry Fly Fishing - typed draft and photo script
  5. Hermaphrodites to Dries - typed draft published in anthology City Fishing
  6. Kept Man, Life Cycles, Love Story of the Trout - typed drafts published in Fly, Rod and Reel
  7. When to go to Narragansett, Shagging, The Best Fly Fishing he ever had, Trilobite - typed drafts unpublished
  8. Death of a Trout Stream -  notes, draft, and timeline published in An Anglers Astoria
  9. What It Was (draft published in Love Story of the Trout) and Widowmaker - published in Big Sky Journal

 Box 5

  1. Published and unpublished poetry
  2. Unpublished short fiction and essays: Fishing for Memorable Moments, Roof Hunter, Tied to the Tides, Things That Go Thump in the Lake
  3. An Angler’s Astoria - the unpublished chapters
  4. Time and the River - typed draft
  5. Time and the River - notes, chapter outlines, and handwritten draft
  6. Time and the River - note cards and editor correspondence
  7. Time and the River - typed draft pages 1-250

 Box 6

  1. Time and the River - typed draft pages 251-494
  2. Time and the River - typed draft parts 1 & 2 with several handwritten note pages/cards
  3. Time and the River - typed draft
  4. Time and the River - typed draft pages 1-278

 Box 7

  1. Time and the River - typed draft pages 279-494
  2. Subsurface Fly Fishing and Flies - typed draft (Wet Flies)
  3. Subsurface Fly Fishing and Flies - typed draft (Wet Flies) and reading list
  4. Subsurface Fly Fishing and Flies - typed draft (Wet Flies)

 Box 8

  1. 6 original pieces of art by Grant Linn used in An Angler’s Astoria
  2. Sly Nemes handtied flies 6 total and thank you card to Dave, typed draft of Soft hackled flies, and unbound authors copy
  3. Western Streamside Guide - revised edition draft April 1997
  4. Western Streamside Guide - revised edition draft May 1997
  5. Western Streamside Guide - revised edition notes, hatch list, author proofs
  6. Wet Flies pattern list with hand tied flies; proofs of book cover; casting diagrams; 17 photos and 2 color print fly images for book

 Box 9

  1. Original photograph arrangement sheets for Wet Flies
  2. Basic Trout Flies draft and photo list
  3. Fly Fishing...and tying typed booklets
  4. The True Importance of Polly Rosborough in Santiam Hatch; Workshop booklets: Nymphs for Streams & Stillwaters. 16 pages; Matching Hatches Simplified. 16 pages; Tying Trout Stream Nymphs. 16 pages; Small Stream Trout Flies:Ten Deadlies.  8 pages; Small Stream Trout Flies:  A deadly dozen. 8 pages.
  5. 7 versions of Entomology and the Artificial Fly by Rick Hafele and Dave Hughes
  6. Strategies for Stillwater - author proof

 Box 10

  1. Strategies for Stillwater - early typed draft
  2. Strategies for Stillwater - typed draft
  3. Western Streamside Guide - notes and author proof
  4. Western Streamside Guide - author proof 1-66

 Box 11

  1. Western Streamside Guide - 67-index
  2. Fishing log - 1974-1977
  3. Fishing log -1975-1976
  4. Fishing log - 1978
  5. Fishing log - 1979-1982

Unfoldered – 4 Chile trip notebooks: January 24, 1995-February 9, 1995; February 9, 1995-February 15, 1995; January 9, 1996-January 27, 1996; January 28, 1996-February 14, 1996

 Box 12

  1. Index of magazine articles 1978-1994
  2. Magazine articles Salmon, Trout Steelheader
  3. Magazine articles Flyfishing
  4. Magazine articles Fly Fisherman
  5. Magazine articles Fly Fishing the West

Box 13

  1. Magazine articles The Flyfisher
  2. Magazine articles American Angler and Fly Tyer
  3. Magazine articles Field and Stream
  4. Magazine articles Scientific Angler
  5. Magazine articles Fishing the North Country
  6. Magazine articles Western Outdoors
  7. Magazine articles Northwest Living
  8. Magazine articles Outdoor Life
  9. Magazine articles Game Journal
  10. Magazine articles Saltwater Sportsman
  11. Magazine articles Fins & Feathers
  12. Magazine articles California Angler
  13. Magazine articles Flyfishing News
  14. Magazine articles Oregonian Northwest
  15. Magazine articles Entomology Journal
  16. Magazine articles Flytying
  17. Tear sheets various periodicals
  18. Newspaper clipping various papers
  19. Articles in angling club newsletters

 Box 14

  1. Description of all materials provided by donor with notes on each item; Oregon BLM map; Collection of articles in three ring binder
  2. Handwritten diary that is basis for book Big Indian Creek & typed version of diary
  3. Typed draft in binder for Big Indian Creek
  4. Wet Flies Notebook with notes for book Wet Flies

 Box 15  Unfoldered – 44 small notebooks: dates taken from cover or first page

  1. Untitled
  2. Untitled
  3. Untitled
  4. Oregon, Arizona, Utah 1988
  5. May 1988
  6. December 1988
  7. May 1989
  8. September 1, 1989
  9. December 1989
  10. 1990
  11. Sierra 1990
  12. Yellowstone 1991
  13. Yellowstone 1991
  14. July 1992
  15. Japan 1992
  16. Wisconsin 1994
  17. September 10, 1994
  18. May 12, 1995
  19. July 25, 1995
  20. 1995
  21. September 6, 1996
  22. Chili 1996
  23. 1997
  24. 1997
  25. April 29, 1998
  26. October 21, 1998
  27. April 1, 1999
  28. July 27, 1999
  29. Japan 1999
  30. December 16, 2001
  31. March 5, 2002
  32. March 27, 2002
  33. June 18, 2002
  34. January 19, 2003
  35. August 9, 2004
  36. January 1, 2006-December 31, 2006
  37. December 11, 2006
  38. July 6, 2007
  39. September 23, 2007
  40. April 2012
  41. November 2012
  42. Lochsa River September 2013
  43. 2013
  44. 2014

 Box 16  Unfoldered – 7 small binders titled "fishing Logs"

  1. 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
  2. 1990, 1991, 1992
  3. 1992, 1993, 1994
  4. 1996, 1997, 1998
  5. 1999, 2000, 2001
  6. 2002, 2003, 2004
  7. 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

2 large binders

  1. Unpublished manuscript with notes, cd, hard disk, Western Caddis Hatches by Hafele & Hughes
  2. Unpublished manuscript with notes, cd, hard disk, Western Stonefly Hatches by Hafele & Hughes

Updated: 12/28/16