Tying and Fishing Outstanding Flies

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Improved fly-tying methods for beginning and intermediate fly fishers

Fly fishermen spend countless hours tying flies for their finicky quarry. Tying and Fishing Outstanding Flies shows them a better way. In this exquisitely illustrated guide, fly shop owner Doug Stewart presents a simpler, superior methodology developed over 28 years as a fly fisherman and flytying instructor. Employing a clear, conversational style and hundreds of his own drawings, Stewart introduces each fly pattern with an explanation of the fish's habitat and feeding habits and advice on how to fish the fly effectively.

Readers will learn unbeatable methods for tying and presenting flies and discover a more enjoyable and successful approach to fly-fishing. This guide features:

  • Improvements and simplifications of standard fly-tying techniques
  • Step-by-step instructions illustrated with 240 outstanding drawings
  • Full-color photos of 100 finished flies
  • Eight multiframe close-up color photo sequences of key techniques

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Proven, simplified tying methods and unbeatable fishing techniques

Whether you’re a veteran fly fisher or just wetting your line, Tying and Fishing Outstanding Flies shows you a better way. In this profusely illustrated guide, fly shop owner Doug Stewart introduces a simpler and far superior fly-tying methodology that he has developed over his 28 years as a fly fisherman and fly tying instructor. In a clear, conversational style, supplemented with hundreds of his own drawings, Stewart shows you, step by step, how to tie strong, durable flies that fish can’t resist. He explains how, where, and when each fly works best, based on the fish’s habitat, feeding habits, and time of year, and he offers sage advice on how to use each fly most effectively.

You’ll also learn how to set up your tying bench, which tools are necessary and which are optional, and which materials you absolutely must have. And, you’ll find helpful suggestions on how to conceive, design, and create your own effective flies. This indispensable guide features:

  • Flies for trout, bass, panfish, steelhead, and salmon.
  • Step-by-step instructions illustrated with 240 drawings
  • Insightful tips on how to increase your success on the stream
  • Full-color photos of more than 100 finished flies
  • Multiframe close-up color photo sequences of key techniques
  • About the Author:

    Doug Stewart , a lifelong fly fisher, is also a fly-tying instructor and guide and a fly shop owner, and has written about fly-fishing for The Oregon Sportsman and Amato Publications.

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