Complete Photo Guide to Fly Tying: 300 Tips, Techniques and Methods

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Quarto Publishing Group USA, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 128 pages
Up-close and detailed photographs show you how to easily improve your fly-tying skills. The author has collected these 300 tips from other anglers and sources over the years; everything from tying bass bugs to bending down the barb hook to protecting the fly in heavy weeds. He has tested and used them all-his advice really works.

Chapters include tying tips on:

  • Tails
  • Hackles
  • Thread
  • Bodies & Ribbing
  • Hooks & Flies
  • Body Hair
  • Wings
  • Weed Guards
  • Eyes
 

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Contents

Getting Started
6
Tools How To Use Them
14
Thread Tying On Tying Off
32
Handling Hooks Making Weed Guards
42
Making Legs Adding Eyes Tying On Tails
62
Tying Bodies Heads Ribbing
74
Working With Cork Foam Balsa
90
Tying Fly Wings Wet Dry Streamer Saltwater Bass
102
A Few Miscellaneous Tips
112
Author Acknowledgments
124
Further Reading
125
Index
126
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About the author (2005)

C. Boyd Pfeiffer, an award-winning outdoor journalist and photographer, has been published in more than 70 magazines, including Saltwater Fly Fishing, Outdoor Life and American Angler. He has authored 23 books on fishing and outdoor photography.

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