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The ultimate beginner's guide to fly tying. Using step-by-step colour photographs and concise text, this book illustrates every phase of the tying process, from clamping the hook in the vice 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 colour photographs 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780811724739
ISBN-10: 0811724735
Format: Paperback
(300mm x 225mm x 13mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Stackpole Books
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - John Rounds

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.