Charlie's Fly Box: Signature Flies for Fresh and Salt Water

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Stackpole Books, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 206 pages
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* Learn to tie 17 best-selling patterns for trout, bass, and saltwater flats species such as bonefish and permit
* Over 750 step-by-step photos
* 60 pattern recipes, with author's favorite variations

Charlie Craven has been a commercial fly tier for more than thirty years, tying flies for almost every species of gamefish, freshwater and saltwater, though he specializes in trout flies for the Rockies. He is a signature tier for Umpqua Feather Merchants, which produces fifteen of his patterns. His first book is Basic Fly Tying (978-0-9793460-2-6). He was the photographer and fly tier for Barr Flies (978-0-8117-0236-2), and photographer, author, and tier for the Fly Fisherman Foundation Forty found on, as well as the tier for the FlyBench iPhone app. Craven is co-owner of Charlie's Fly Box in Olde Town Arvada, Colorado, which was the winner of the 2009 Fly Fishing Retailer of the Year Award.

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Charlie Craven co-owns Charlie e(tm)s Fly Box, a fly shop in Arvada, Colorado, and is a top-selling signature fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. Craven is the Fly Tier e(tm)s Bench columnist for Fly Fisherman and author of Charlie Craven e(tm)s Basic Fly Tying: Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish and Charlie e(tm)s Fly Box: Signature Flies for Fresh and Salt Water. He is also featured in the recent Fly Fisherman magazine DVDs Warmwater Fly Tying and Saltwater Fly Tying. He lives in Palmer Lake, Colorado, with his wife, Lisa, two giant dogs, and a slew of children.

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