The Fly-Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies in Step-by-Step Photographs

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Avid sport fishermen will treasure this book—which is nearly as beautiful as the objects it describes. Fly-tying is a highly prized fisherman’s craft, but it’s also an art form, wonderfully captured in this volume’s hundreds of color photos. Each of 100 fly patterns is presented in a two-page spread: an enlarged photo and textual description on the left-hand page, complemented with a set of step-by-step, clearly captioned photos on the facing page. In addition, fishing enthusiasts will find sections on fly-tying...
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Overview


Avid sport fishermen will treasure this book—which is nearly as beautiful as the objects it describes. Fly-tying is a highly prized fisherman’s craft, but it’s also an art form, wonderfully captured in this volume’s hundreds of color photos. Each of 100 fly patterns is presented in a two-page spread: an enlarged photo and textual description on the left-hand page, complemented with a set of step-by-step, clearly captioned photos on the facing page. In addition, fishing enthusiasts will find sections on fly-tying tools and materials plus general instructions for getting started. The author, a well-known fly-tier and sport fisherman gives instructions on making traditional trout and salmon flies—all of them fish catchers of proven effectiveness in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Examples vary in complexity, with patterns to fit every skill level from novice to expert fly-tier. Here are dry flies, nymphs and bugs, wet flies, streamers, and hairwings—a virtually complete selection of traditional and up-to-date examples of the art. The book’s hidden spiral binding keeps its pages opened flat, which makes it ideal for reference at the workbench. More than 600 color photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764155505
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 458,687
  • Product dimensions: 8.04 (w) x 6.38 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author


Peter Gathercole is one of Britain’s leading fly-dressers and game-fishing writers and photographers. His articles and photos have appeared in many magazines, and his books include The Sotheby’s Guide to Fly-Fishing for Trout.
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  • Posted December 26, 2011

    A VERY Good Resource

    I recently received this book as a gift and was 'very' happy from the 1st time I opened the cover. While it is an excellent resource for Fly Tiers, not all files can be assembled in 6 easy steps and that would, occasionally, make this reference a little difficult for a beginner to utilize. While I want to give it a glowing "5*'s" I cannot. Simply because it appears to have been assembled by hand and several pages are out of place. All of the pages are present, just not in proper sequence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2009

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    Very basic but a good addition to a fly-tying library

    This is a basic introduction to fly-tying and experienced tyers probably won't find anything new in the techniques. The photography is excellent, the book is attractive and the format interesting - flies are rated by difficulty in tying.

    American tyers should be warned that less than 50% of the flies are of American origin - the book was originally published in Great Britain and the choice of flies reflects that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2008

    Easy to use with great patterns

    Has been a tremendous tool for tying flies. Has a great selection of patterns. Could not be easier to use

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2006

    Indispensable

    This book is easy to use, stands upright for easy reference while tying and gives clear simple illustrated instructions on how to tie all the most popular flies. I even bought a copy for my brother - if you knew how tight I am with a dollar, that would impress you.

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