Trout Flies; The Tier's Reference

Trout Flies; The Tier's Reference

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by Dave Hughes
     
 

The ultimate reference. Step-by-step tying instructions for 500 flies, with sequential color photos. Includes fishing notes and chapters on techniques, tools, and materials.See more details below

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The ultimate reference. Step-by-step tying instructions for 500 flies, with sequential color photos. Includes fishing notes and chapters on techniques, tools, and materials.

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Library Journal
It's tough to say that a flyfishing book at $75 is a "value," but Trout Flies may be an exception. Featuring over 1400 color photographs of fly patterns, this work should be a standard for those specializing in trout flies. Author of the well-regarded Wet Flies (LJ 2/15/95), Hughes has a style that is easygoing and conversational, and his patterns will leave the beginning or intermediate enthusiast with a good selection of flies that will be effective in most situations. This is a refreshing change from earlier flytying manuals, which often were dry and dogmatic. The entry for each pattern first provides a brief anecdote that summarizes the author's opinion of the fly and its uses, next provides the recipe and tying instructions, and finally gives some variations allowing several different flies to be tied while only one pattern is learned. Ted Leeson and Jim Schollmeyer (whose photographic talents Hughes acknowledges in his introduction) have a competing manual being published (The FlyTyer's Benchside Reference to Techniques and Dressing Styles, Frank Amato, 1998), and libraries may want to consider purchasing both works. Trout Flies is highly recommended for all flyfishing collections.--Jeff Grossman, Milwaukee Area Technical Coll. Lib., WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811716017
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Series:
Dave Hughes Fishing Library
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
470
Sales rank:
1,394,310
Product dimensions:
8.73(w) x 11.24(h) x 1.33(d)

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