Designing trout flies
"Designing Trout Flies" is a refreshingly new, idea book overflowing with practical information to help the fly fisher recognize that "just right fly"--for both opportunistically & selectively feeding trout. In addition to a thorough discussion of primary & secondary triggering characteristics of the fish's food organisms, there are stimulating & highly informed discussions on material selection, tying procedures, & fly designs. Detailed descriptions, region by region, of most used sizes & colors of flies are an invaluable aid to tying or buying the most effective imitations. Those who tie flies will additionally delight in the wealth of "why-to" & "how-to" information on Gary's highly successful, seminal fly designs, uniquely innovative tying tactics, & speed tying tips. Many illustrative anecdotes--drawn from 35 years of fly fishing--make the book fun to read & highly instructional as well. All of this in the clear, precise language that is Gary's trademark. Complementing & thoroughly illustrating the comprehensive text are 230 beautifully detailed drawings by Jason Borger. Sixteen full-color photo pages show the flies larger than life size. The carefully designed layout & extensive index make access to the contents swift & simple. Produced in the United States by master book craftsmen.
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A Note to the Reader
Designing Trout Flies
Notes on Materials and Tools
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abdomen adult angler angling aquatic beetles bobbin bottom brown BCS butt end Caddis Caddisflies Clamp the hook clump cock hackle color to match Cranefly crayfish Crustaceans Damsel deer hair Designing Trout Flies Dressing Hook drift dry fly dubbing loop Ephemerella feeding Figure finished floating fly design fly fisher fly fishing fly tier fly tying front gills gray BCS green BCS guard hairs Hair Wing hatch Hexagenia hook shank hopper Hydroptilidae imitation inch insects iridescent Jason lakes larvae lead wire Leech marabou match body materials hand mayfly mayfly nymphs midge minnows mottled pattern peacock herl pharate pheasant tail barbs pupa rear regions Sizes scuds snails soft hackle sparkle yarn species Speed Tying Tip spinner standard position standard shank length Stonefly streams Strip Leech surface thorax thread forward trimmed Tying Instructions underbody vise and wrap wind Wing Dun Wooly Worm wrap the thread X-Wing