Middle Earth Flies FAQs

Q:  Don't you tie flies anymore?

Sorry no, too little time.

Q:  The Middle Earth Angling Guide doesn't have much in it.  Do you plan to add more?

Yes.  The starting point for the Middle Earth Angling Guide are J.R.R. Tolkien's books, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion and Unfinished Tales.  In addition, Karen Wynn Fonstad's The Atlas of Middle-Earth will be used as well.  These are the only references I will be using in creating the Angling Guide.  Additional information will be created describing the fishing and insects of the watersheds listed.

Q:  What will you base the fishing and entomology of Middle Earth on?

This information will be compiled by correlating terrestrial streams and rivers on Earth and Middle Earth using corresponding latitudes and longitudes.  In The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, 1981, page 294, J.R.R. Tolkien writes: "If Hobbiton and Rivendell are taken (as intended) to be at about the latitude of Oxford, then Minas Tirith, 600 miles south, is at about the latitude of Florence.  The Mouths of Anduin and the ancient city of Pelargir are at about the latitude of ancient Troy." Additional information is available on how a Meridional grid can be applied to the Middle-Earth Map.

Q:  The Middle Earth Angling Guide has an error?

Please send me an e-mail detailing the error along with what you feel is a correct description.  Please give me a reference in The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion or the Unfinished Tales where you got this information, and I will gratefully correct my mistake.

Q:  Do you plan to publish the Angling Guide when complete?

Perhaps, I have no plans as of yet.  This site is primarily an avenue for me to practice fly tying and share my love of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth.