Basic Fly Tying: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started

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Jon Rounds, Wayne Luallen
Stackpole Books, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 79 pages
  • Step-by-step guide to getting started tying flies
  • Detailed instructions for seven proven patterns
  • Techniques from expert tiers and anglers

The ultimate beginner's guide to fly tying. Using step-by-step color photos and concise text, this book illustrates every phase of the tying process, from clamping the hook in the vise to executing the final whip finish, and everything in between. Introductory chapters identify the basic tools and explain how to use them. Fundamental tying techniques are illustrated with color photos and instructional line drawings. Individual fly-tying chapters present step-by-step sequences with uncommon clarity and detail, showing how to tie seven popular patterns, including the most effective nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. The patterns and skills learned here are sure to last a lifetime.

This book includes the contributions of veteran fly tiers and anglers. Wayne Luallen teaches fly-tying courses around the country; his work and his flies have been featured in Fly Tyerand Fly Rod and Reel. Michael Radencich is the author of Tying the Classic Salmon Flyand an award-winning photographer. John McKim's illustrations have appeared in Flyfisher, Saltwater Sportsman, and Western Outdoors.

 

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Contents

Tools and Materials
1
Basic Techniques
11
Woolly Bugger
29
GoldRibbed Hares Ear
38
Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph
47
Elk Hair Caddis
52
ComparaDun and Sparkle Dun
60
Adams
67
Marabou Muddler
73
Resources
79
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Wayne Luallen teaches fly-tying courses around the country; his work and his flies have been featured in Fly Tyer and Fly Rod and Reel. John McKim's illustrations have appeared in Flyfisher, Saltwater Sportsman, and Western Outdoors. Michael D. Radencich has been tying classic salmon flies for twenty years. He currently produces websites and develops interactive DVDs; he is also a professional photographer, videographer, and painter. He lives in Weatherby, Missouri.

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