Simple Flies

Simple Flies

by Morgan Lyle


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Simple Flies by Morgan Lyle

Sometimes the best fly is a simple one. Whether you're a beginner looking to get started with tying or an expert looking to get back to the basics, these simple wet flies, nymphs, dry flies, and streamers will often catch fish as well as—if not better than—more complex patterns. This guide shows you all the techniques, tools, and materials you need to get started.• Techniques for tying quick, durable, and effective flies• Simple flies from history, plus interviews with modern anglers such as Chico Fernández, Bob Wyatt, Daniel Galhardo, and Chris Stewart• Contains flies for and inspired by tenkara fishing

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811713566
Publisher: Stackpole / Headwater
Publication date: 07/15/2015
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,198,630
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Morgan Lyle uses simple flies to catch trout in the mountains, stripers at the beach, and any other fish he can reach with a cast. A regular contributor to American Angler, Fly Tyer, Trout, The Drake, and other magazines, he lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 The Sensible Iconoclasts 1

2 Tying Simple Flies

Tools, Materials, and Techniques 5

3 Simple Wet Flies 21

Pete Hidy and the Flymph 34

Daniel Galhardo and the Tenkara Movement 38

Fishing Simple Wet Flies 50

4 Simple Nymphs 55

Chris Stewart: The Tenkara Bum 59

Walt and His Worm 68

Nymphs for Competition 80

Fishing Simple Nymphs 87

5 Simple Dry Flies 91

Bob Wyatt: The Fish Connect the Dots 110

Fishing Simple Dry Flies 120

6 Simple Streamers 123

Chico Fernandez: Marabou and Marlin 136

Fishing Simple Streamers 159

Index 163

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Simple Flies: 52 Easy-to-Tie Patterns that Catch Fish 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
abgentry More than 1 year ago
Extremely helpful and informative, but also addictive! Beginners won't be intimidated, as the title indicates, and allows you to progress through many common patterns that you already have in your fly box.