The Basic Manual of Fly-Tying: Fundamentals of Imitation

The Basic Manual of Fly-Tying: Fundamentals of Imitation


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The Basic Manual of Fly-Tying: Fundamentals of Imitation by Paul N. Fling, Donald L. Puterbaugh

Although The Basic Manual of Fly-Tying has been a best-selling introduction to the art of fly-tying since 1977, its premise is no less revolutionary today. The authors' innovative approach, based on the experience of teaching, is grounded in a thorough understanding of what trout feed on, while the 32 patterns-including two created especially for this edition-will enable you to make flies that duplicate the insects at all stages of their lives. This classic handbook, newly updated to reflect modern advances in tools, techniques, and materials, will get beginner and veteran flyfishers alike off and tying in no time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402738692
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition   John Merwin     v
Foreword to the Revised Edition   Nick Lyons     vi
Preface to the Third Edition     vii
The Basics
The Work Area and the Tools     1
The Work Area     1
The Basic Tools     3
Other Tools     9
The Materials     12
Hooks     13
Thread     16
Tailing Materials     17
Body Materials     19
Winging Materials     20
Hackle Feathers     22
The Insects That We Imitate and Their Life Cycles     27
Overview     27
Emergers     35
Adults     37
Other Flies: Streamers, Terrestrials, and Attractors     40
Streamers     40
Terrestrials     41
Attractors     41
Specific Problems and Their Solutions     44
Problems with Tools     44
Problems with Parts of the Fly     46

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