Dyeing and Bleaching, Second Edition: Natural Fly-Tying Materials

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The second edition of this important book focuses on one of the most crucial aspects of the fly-tyer's art: color control. It is the most important book devoted entirely to the subject-an indispensable and practical handbook by one of America's finest and most respected professional fly tyers.
A. K. Best explores the equipment and supplies needed for accurate and safe dyeing and bleaching--most of them commonly available. Then he progresses on such subjects as

· Body Feathers
· Bucktails
· Deer and Elk Hair
· Calf and Squirrel Tails
· Furs
· Bleaching
· Dye Recipes
· Color Removal
· Stripping Quills
· Fur Blending

A. K.'s new material in this second edition augments the original with over a decade of new tips, techniques, and refinement. Dyeing and Bleaching is an indispensable book for all fly tyers who want more precise colors for their fly patterns.

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The second edition of this important book focuses on one of the most crucial aspects of the fly tyer's art: color control. It is the only book devoted entirely to the subject - an indispensable and practical handbook by one of America's most respected professional fly tyers. A. K. Best first explores the equipment and supplies needed for accurate and safe dyeing and bleaching from commonly available dyes and chemicals. He then moves on to such subjects as

Body Feathers
Bucktails
Deer and Elk Hair
Calf and Squirrel Tails
Furs
Bleaching
Dye Recipes
Color Removal
Stripping Quills
Fur Blending

A. K.'s new material in this second edition augments the original with over a decade of new tips, techniques, and refinement. Dyeing and Bleaching is an indispensable book for all fly tyers who want more precise colors for their fly patterns.

About the Author:

A. K. BEST has tied flies and fly fished for over thirty-five years, and his books on the subject of fly tying-Production Fly Tying, Dying and Bleaching Natural Fly Tying Materials, and A. K.'s Fly Box-have become modern classics in fly-tying literature. He is also the Fly-Tying Editor for Fly Rod & Reel magazine, and contributes to the Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide, the Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Journal, and several websites. The Quill Body Dry flies he originated are produced by a leading manufacturer for sale throughout the world. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, and appears regularly in John Gierach's popular fishing adventures.

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