Cover image for Basic fly tying : all the skills and tools you need to get started
Title:
Basic fly tying : all the skills and tools you need to get started
Author:
Rounds, Jon.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
vii, 79 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780811724739
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
SH451 .B27 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

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 Tyer and Fly Rod and Reel . Michael Radencich is the author of Tying the Classic Salmon Fly and an award-winning photographer. John McKim's illustrations have appeared in Flyfisher, Saltwater Sportsman , and Western Outdoors .


Author Notes

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.


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

Stackpole Books launches its new line of how-to books this fall, beginning with Basic Fly Tying: All the Skills and Tools You Need to Get Started, edited by Jon Rounds, with Wayne Luallen consulting on the details. "You can begin with a modest kit. Don't be intimidated," the authors implore. They take readers through the basics and techniques for tying such flies (or "patterns") as the Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymph and the Marabou Muddler. More than 300 accompanying photos provide extra guidance, and the spiral binding offers ease of use. The series continues with Candle Making. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. vii
1. Tools and Materialsp. 1
2. Basic Techniquesp. 11
3. Woolly Buggerp. 29
4. Gold-Ribbed Hare's Earp. 38
5. Beadhead Pheasant Tail Nymphp. 47
6. Elk Hair Caddisp. 52
7. Compara-Dun and Sparkle Dunp. 60
8. Adamsp. 67
9. Marabou Muddlerp. 73
Resourcesp. 79