Fly Tying for Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies

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Any angler who takes up the art of fly tying will discover an added dimension to the wonderful sport of fly fishing. This profusely illustrated instruction book shows beginners how to craft 50 professional-looking flies for trout and salmon fishing. Each fly-tying project consists of step-by-step instructions accompanied by close-up photos of the work in progress and a large photo of the finished fly. Beginners will learn how to make dry flies, wet flies, bugs, nymphs, hairwings, and streamers. They'll also get ...

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Overview

Any angler who takes up the art of fly tying will discover an added dimension to the wonderful sport of fly fishing. This profusely illustrated instruction book shows beginners how to craft 50 professional-looking flies for trout and salmon fishing. Each fly-tying project consists of step-by-step instructions accompanied by close-up photos of the work in progress and a large photo of the finished fly. Beginners will learn how to make dry flies, wet flies, bugs, nymphs, hairwings, and streamers. They'll also get advice on which flies are best for catching which variety of fish. Author Peter Gathercole is the ideal fly-tying instructor, offering a thorough grounding in the core techniques required for fly tying, while assuming no previous knowledge on the reader's part. As he instructs, he also demonstrates that with good guidance and a little practice, every angler can tie a fly that is good enough to fool a fish. More than 500 color photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764158452
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 398,748
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 8.16 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Gathercole is a leading British fly tyer and game fisherman, and has written several books and many magazine articles on fishing and tying flies. He has fished in Europe, North America, and Polynesia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Very good and well illustrated.

    Good starters' book with detailed illustrations.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    Excellent starter for fly tying enthusiasts. Pictures are excellent and the instructions are clear. A worthwhile buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2007

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    For person starting out in fly tying this is a must have book. It takes you thru some flies that are easy to tie. It explains the tools you need and talks about most of the materials used in fly ting. Again, this is a must have book for the beginner.

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