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The Fly Tier's Benchside Reference The Fly Tier's Benchside Reference
by Ted Leeson, Jim Schollmeyer

Printed in full color this book features over 3,000 color photographs and over 400,000 words describing and showing, step-by-step, hundreds of fly-tying techniques! Leeson and Schollmeyer have collaborated to produce this masterful volume which will be the standard fly-tying reference book for the entire trout-fishing world. Through enormous effort on their part they bring to all who love flies and fly fishing a wonderful compendium of fly-tying knowledge. Every fly tier should have this book in their library.

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple
by Skip Morris, Richard Bunse (Illustrator), Rick Hafele (Designer)

Expert tier Skip Morris shows how easy it is to tie excellent flies in this all-color book. Over 220 color photographs show all the techniques you need to know. 73 different materials in color plus 27 tools. Clear, precise advice tells you how to do it step-by-step as well as pointing out difficulties and explaining how to overcome them! Dries, wets, streamers, nymphs, etc., included so that you can tie virtually any pattern.

The Complete Book of Fly Tying The Complete Book of Fly Tying
by Eric Leiser

Here at last is a book for fly tiers, beginners and experts alike, that provides foolproof directions for tying all types of flies. In this book even the beginner knows where he is during every step in the process, from the moment he ties in the waxed thread until he ties off the fly with the whip finish knot.

Flies : The Best One Thousand Flies : The Best One Thousand
by Randy Stetzer

This collection of color plates organizes many of the most popular flies in North America by category: trout, steelhead, salmon, bass, and saltwater. Individual fly descriptions include basic information for tyers, such as hook size, thread, tail, body, wings, and hackle. Don't expect to find esoteric local patterns for your favorite stream, but as a guide to the most widely accepted flies, this is a thorough resource.

Federation of Fly Fishers, Fly Pattern Encyclopedia Federation of Fly Fishers, Fly Pattern Encyclopedia
by Al Beatty (Editor), Gretchen Beatty (Editor), Jim Schollmeyer (Photographer)
The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide
by Tom Rosenbauer, Rod Walinchus (Illustrator), Henry B. Ambrose (Photographer)

This essential book on fly tying will teach anyone how to tie flies. All the important techniques are illustrated with color photographs, from starting the thread on the hook to whip finishing. The book lays the basic groundwork by fully explaining simple tying techniques, and then progresses to detailed tying instructions for 16 popular, modern patterns.

A.K's Fly Box A.K's Fly Box
by A. K. Best, John Gierach (Introduction)

Well-known to readers of John Gierach as that author's occasional sidekick on western trout streams, A.K. Best wades into the deep waters of the angling library himself with an authoritative and instructional look at fly-tying. Best details the tying methods for his own popular creations as well as old standards, with plenty of photos of both naturals and their imitations.

The Basic Manual of Fly-Tying : Fundamentals of Imitation The Basic Manual of Fly-Tying : Fundamentals of Imitation
by Paul N. Fling, Donald L. Puterbaugh

Think like a fish, and you'll tie the right flies that trout can't resist. This revolutionary understanding of fly-tying is based on the seasonal changes that live insects undergo, from the trout's eye view. In addition to learning every step of making perfect trout flies every time, you'll develop a sense of what matters to the fish - which is what makes the flies work.

Basic Techniques for Successful Fly Tying Basic Techniques for Successful Fly Tying
A Lesson by Lesson Approach
by Brad Befus, John Berryman

Master the basic techniques that will allow you to tie thousands of different patterns for fly fishing with speed, ease, and efficiency. In Basic Techniques for Successful Fly Tying, authors Befus and Berryman accelerate the learning curve by breaking down each of the individual fly-tying techniques step by step.

Fly-Tying Techniques and Patterns Fly-Tying Techniques & Patterns
by John Van Vliet

"A wonderful book for beginners; its progression through concepts, tools, materials, basics, and fly patterns is perfect for a first timer. I found the step-by-step color photographs extremely useful and easy to follow, and I love the tips for beginners!" - A reader

Fly Tying : Adventures in Fur, Feathers and Fun Fly Tying : Adventures in Fur, Feathers and Fun
by John F. McKim

"Experienced angler John McKim presents a complete "how to", a one-volume workshop covering every aspect of creating flies including tools and materials and fly tying techniques." - A reader

Modern Fly-Tying Materials Modern Fly-Tying Materials
by Richard W. Talleur

For millions of anglers, tying flies is the next best thing to fishing. Fortunately, new tools and materials are being added to the fly-tyer's arsenal every year, so there has been an increasing need for a down-to-earth, practical, and well-illustrated book on what's still useful, and what's new and useful. What are the attributes and uses of each material? How does it compare to similar materials? Will the fish like it? Dick Talleur - long known for his outspoken, practical approach to fly fishing - answers these questions.

L.L. Bean Fly-Tying Handbook L.L. Bean Fly-Tying Handbook
by Dick Talleur
The Handbook of Fly Tying The Handbook of Fly Tying
by Peter Gathercole

"An excellent book for the beginner and I assume for the intermediate. Excellent patterns and instructions. Lots of color pictures to guide you though step by step and excellent detail of the specifics of a particular pattern or tying tips." - A reader

Hooks for the Fly Hooks for the Fly
by William E. Schmidt

The most complete and current guide to fly-tying hooks. Cross reference and characteristic charts for all major manufacturers This new fully-illustrated guide will wind up on every serious fly tier's bench. It lists all the styles of hooks by all the major manufacturers and cross references them by feature.

Fly Types
Tying Dry Flies (Third Edition) Tying Dry Flies (Third Edition)
by Randall Kaufmann, Mike Stidham (Illustrator)

This book shows you how to tie the world's most popular dry flies with speed, ease and efficiency. Tie like the pros - learn the commercial techniques and triple your enjoyment. Tying instruction is presented in a fun and easy to understand manner. Over 800 concise macro color photos take you, step by step, through 26 demonstration patterns that are presented in a logical learning sequence.

Micropatterns : Tying and Fishing the Small Fly Micropatterns : Tying and Fishing the Small Fly
by Darrel Martin, Ted Leeson (Introduction), John Goddard

This innovative book is surely the most thorough and detailed investigation of the use of the small fly yet written. Chapters detail aquatic insects significant to the angler; the best tying materials, tying methods, and patterns; hook choice; tackle; and the casting tactics, presentations, and methods of playing hooked fish that the use of tiny flies demands.

Tying Nymphs Tying Nymphs
by Randall Kaufmann

Fortunately, nymph are the simplest flies to tie, and with over 800 full-color step-by-step photos Randall will show you how to tie 22 patterns. With this information you will be able to contruct all 125 nymph patterns detailed in this book. This book also includes history, techniques, angling experiences, and more, beginners and experts alike will enjoy this book.

Wet Flies Wet Flies
Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackles, Winged and Wingless Wets, and Fuzzy Nymphs
by Dave Hughes, Richard Bunse (Illustrator)

Hughes explains subsurface insect behavior, extensively covers fishing literature and history, presents detailed instruction on materials and tying, and teaches presentation. Carefully researched and well written, this volume should be useful to all fly fishers and the libraries serving them.

Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing
by Joseph D., Jr. Bates

"This is the most comprehensive reference on classic streamer patterns you will find, with great tying instructions. His history and research are outstanding too. If you're interested in streamers and bucktails, for any kind of fish, you can't go wrong with this book." - A reader

Tying Foam Flies Tying Foam Flies
by Skip Morris

"Skip has given us a very nice little guide to types of foam and their uses as tying material. The book is limited to pure-foam or foam and rubber flies. The intention of the author is to provide a starting point for tyers." - A reader

Midge Magic Midge Magic
by Don Holbrook, Ed Koch, Donald Holbrook

"The patterns are real. They are easy to tie. The materials are cheap. When you read this book, sit back and take it all in you realize that most of the mystery is gone. It gives you the tools with which to master this art. You gain an appreciation for the patterns and why they work." - A reader

Bonefish Flies
Bonefish Fly Patterns Bonefish Fly Patterns
Tying, Selecting, and Fishing the Best Bonefish Flies
by Dick Brown

"Excellent photography, over 150 fly recipes and pictures as well as chapters on basic tying techniques, innovations and trends, a useful glossary of materials and a chapter on locations, prey, depths, light and wind conditions as they relate to flies and presentations. Superb indexing and anecdotes." - A reader

Salmon Flies
Pretty and Practical Salmon Flies Pretty & Practical Salmon Flies
by Dick Talleur, Richard W. Talleur

Dick Talleur, a master of the fully dressed salmon fly, transforms the complexity of tying traditionally dressed salmon flies into a practical way of tying appealing and usable flies.

Tying the Classic Salmon Fly Tying the Classic Salmon Fly
A Modern Approach to Traditional Techniques
by Michael D. Radencich (Editor), Alec Jackson (Editor), Wayne Luallen (Editor)

Salmon flies, those colorful yet seemingly impossible creations of fur and feathers on a deadly hook, are within the reach of any fly-tier prepared to study the secrets of several generations of fly-tying pioneers. Editor Michael Radencich goes a long way to present the most up-to-date information on this hallowed art form. With large, crisp color photographs and detailed step-by-step tying instructions, this is a comprehensive guide that instructs while dazzling the eye.

Salmon Flies: Their Character, Style, and Dressing Salmon Flies: Their Character, Style, and Dressing
by Poul Jorgensen

More than 160 patterns, with step-by-step tying instructions. First published twenty years ago, Salmon Flies has become a standard reference for salmon fly tiers worldwide. The new edition has been completely redone -the black and white photos replaced by color, new patterns added, text updated to reflect changes in materials, tools, and techniques. Styles covered include the strip wing, fully dressed feather wing, low water, dry, prawn and grub, Waddington shank, Dee, Spey, and tube.

Saltwater Flies
Saltwater Fly Patterns Saltwater Fly Patterns
by Lefty Kreh

"Lefty has provided to both the amateur and seasoned angler a detailed but "plain language" styled guide to the identification, pattern (with recipe) and use of those salt water flies he (Lefty) has found to be both successful and productive in the art of saltwater and "flats" Fly Fishing." - A reader

Innovative Saltwater Flies Innovative Saltwater Flies
by Bob Veverka, Chet Reneson (Illustrator), Michael D. Radencich (Illustrator)

Featuring patterns and recipes for 271 flies from 37 top innovators, this sumptuously illustrated reference is organized by tier, with background information on each tier's saltwater experience and the development of his or her favorite patterns. With flies for the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Mexico and the Caribbean, this volume is a portfolio of the most effective, innovative flies yet developed for salt water.

Pop Fleyes : Bob Popvic's Approach to Saltwater Fly Design Pop Fleyes : Bob Popvic's Approach to Saltwater Fly Design
by Ed Jaworowski, Bob Popovics

This is the first and only book available on the tier whose techniques with epoxy and silicone revolutionized saltwater fly tying. The family of flies Bob Popovics developed over the last three decades (dubbed "Pop Fleyes," a spelling that incorporates part of his last name with the fact that eyes are a prominent feature in their design) have proven devastatingly effective for stripers, bluefish, false albacore, and many more species.

Saltwater Fly Tying Saltwater Fly Tying
by Frank Wentink

"This is an excellent introductory book on saltwater fly tying. It does not provide the great numbers of patterns an experienced tier might be looking for. Instead it goes into detail on the steps and processes for about 10 patterns of flies. It will walk a beginner step by step through fly construction. The techniques used for these patterns will prepare the novice for other types." - A reader

Saltwater Flies: Over 700 of the Best Saltwater Flies: Over 700 of the Best
by Deke Meyer, Jim Schollmeyer (Photographer)
Trout Flies
Essential Trout Flies Essential Trout Flies
by Dave Hughes

For an experienced tyer, this is a terrifically handy and easy-to-use reference; with variations, the 31 patterns multiply to more than 200 proven trout flies. If you just like to fish, Essential Trout Flies is just as handy. It will help you identify flies, understand their entomological basis, sort them into easy-to-recognize categories, and select what you need to carry on-stream at different times of the year.

Trout Flies: The Tier's Reference Trout Flies: The Tier's Reference
by Dave Hughes

The definitive trout fisherman's standard reference for tying flies to catch fish, this book features 1,445 color photos and explicit captions that draw upon the author's vast and varied experience.

Good Flies : Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got That Way Good Flies : Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got That Way
by John Gierach, Barry Glickman (Illustrator)

Good Flies finds Gierach behind the fly-tying vise, sorting through his neck feathers and homemade bodkins in an effort to make sense of his own fly-tying tendencies within the larger, centuries-old tradition. "Tying our own flies is where many of us go off the deep end in fly fishing," he admits in the introduction as a caveat emptor.

Flies for Trout Flies for Trout
by Dick Stewart, Farrow Allen (Contributor)

"This book contains good photographs of many different kinds of flies, dries, nymphs, terrestrials etc, and the recipe for tying them. Many of these flies are good for warm water species too. This is not a book on how to tie flies but the instructions will give a reasonably experienced tier enough information to produce the fly." - A reader

Steelhead : Fly Tying Guide Steelhead : Fly Tying Guide
by H. Kent Helvie

A truly beautiful, full-color, step-by-step "how-to" book that will make steelhead fly tying simple, easy and fun! Scores of crisp color photos show how to tie all the most productive steelhead patterns including Speys, traditional wets, skaters, workers, and dries.

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