Charlie's Fly Box: Signature Flies for Fresh and Salt Water
* 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 flyfisherman.com, 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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