Pudge is the author of six books and a contributing editor for Fish Alaska Magazine.
Her first book, Fly Fishing Women Explore Alaska, 2003 Epicenter Press received several awards, and her second book, River Girls: Fly Fishing for Young Women, 2006 Johnson Books, won the first-place gold award in the Benjamin Franklin Awards’ Sports and Outdoor Recreation Competition.
Her third book, Fly Fishing for Alaska’s Arctic Grayling: Sailfish of the North, 2009 Frank Amato Publications, is the first and only book ever written on this very special Alaskan sport fish, and has received acclaim in the US, the UK, and Europe.
Pacific Salmon Flies: New Ties & Old Standbys, 2012 Frank Amato Publications, reveals flies of her own design, as well as some salmon fishing classics. The book includes both fly tying and fly fishing techniques for each of the flies, and a chart matching the patterns with each of the five species of Pacific Salmon.
Her recently released book, Rookie No More: The Flyfishing Novice Gets Guidance from a Pro, 2016 is a lifesaver for novice fly fishers who are struggling with unanswered questions about various aspects of the sport that they have undertaken.
“The Girl with a Flyrod“, Pudge’s newest book, introduces Maxine McCormick to the fly fishing world as the fly casting champion she is & will continue to be.