Flies, Ties, and Techniques: A Practical Guide to Tying 50 Irresistible Flies

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This strikingly illustrated book is truly unique--the only fly-tying guide that shows fishing flies in action. First, a series of photos demonstrate how to tie each fly--andsecond, a close-up photo shows precisely how each fly appears and behaves as it rides on, or just below, the water's surface. Author and noted sport fisherman Charles Jardine shows how to make 50 elite flies that are well-known among outdoorsmen for their effectiveness in attracting trout and other game fish. Complete, detailed fly-tying instructions accompany the step-by-step illustrations, and an at-a-glance fact box designates each fly's degree of construction difficulty on a 1-to-10 scale. The fact box also specifies the type of fish the fly is best suited to attract, and the materials needed for its construction. The unique close-up photos of flies as each appears in the water come with the author's brief, informative comments on how each fly behaves when it is cast into the stream or lake. Dedicated sport fishermen will want this book for their home bookshelf, where they'll refer to it time and time again. . Hundreds of color photos and illustrations.

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO TYING
AND FISHING WITH 50 IRRESISTIBLE FLIES

Flies, Ties, & Techniques is the first and only fly-tying guide to demonstrate how to tie each fly while also showing exactly how each fly behaves in the water.

Concentrating on the most popular sport of trout and other game fishing, the author has chosen 50 elite flies for their classic effectiveness and innovative qualities. Each fly pattern is presented complete with difficulty rating, background information, suggested variations, and detailed step-by-step instructions for tying, followed by tactics and tips for fishing with the fly and catching your prey.

About the Author:

Charles Jardine is an internationally recognized fly fisherman who was recently honored by the U.S. Federation of Fly Fishers with its prestigious Ambassador Award. He is the author of several other books on fly tying and sport fishing.

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