Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies

Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies

Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies

Any angler who takes up the art of fly tying will discover an added dimension to the wonderful sport of fly fishing. This profusely illustrated instruction book shows beginners how to craft 50 professional-looking flies for trout and salmon fishing. Each fly-tying project consists of step-by-step instructions accompanied by close-up photos of the work in progress and a large photo of the finished fly. Beginners will learn how to make dry flies, wet flies, bugs, nymphs, hairwings, and streamers.

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3 Comments/Reviews

  • A. Gonzales "A. Gonzales" says:
    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent book, March 3, 2006
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    A. Gonzales “A. Gonzales” (Salt Lake City) –
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    This review is from: Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies (Spiral-bound)

    This is an excellent book. It is for beginners and that is exactly what I am. The photographs are in bright full color and take you step by step through the tying of the fly. There are a lot of fly tying books out there and I have looked through dozens and dozens of them. Not one of them came close to being as good as this book.

    The wire o’ binding that lets the book lie flat is just an added bonus.

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  • M. Wallace says:
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Not bad, but …, June 23, 2006
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    M. Wallace (Irvine, CA ) –
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    This review is from: Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies (Spiral-bound)

    There are some truly great things to say about Mr. Gathercole’s book, “Fly Tying for Beginners.” First, it is laid out in a very sensible manner. Starting with tools and techniques up front, followed by a list of flies, all in awesome crystal-clear color photos. The book’s size and wire wound binding makes it so easy to use on at the tying bench.

    That said, as a novice to fly tying, I found myself going to other resources to research techniques such as tying hair wings. In addition, it would have been MORE helpful (for me) if some of the techniques I needed to use were found in the same pages as the fly I was tying at that time. One other point is that I found myself having to guess several times on tail lengths, hackle sizes,and occasionally material placement.

    Overall, I’m very glad to have this book as a reference, but I’m also glad I have OTHER references to assist me with the gaps of information I found missing in this one.

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  • Roland D. Sabourin says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fly tying for beginners, March 1, 2006
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    This review is from: Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies (Spiral-bound)

    The book is as user friendly as is possible. It’s ringed binding allows it to lie flat on the table and the size of the book is just right, not too small nor too big. The diagrams are easy to follow and unique in their design. I like novel designs and compliment the author on his creativity. If I were to design a book, this would be it.

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