(Revised & re-printed 30th November 2008)
An Essential step by step book for tying realistic fishing flies for flyfisher’s world-wide...
Steve Thornton's first book which demonstrated his unique and original approach to tying realistic fishing flies. First published in September 2003, the demand for this book has now far exceeded the original print run. Due to continuing demand and advances in printing technology we can now offer individual copies which will be digitally printed using the same high quality paper and finishing as the original books.
This is his first book on flytying and is beautifully written and photographed. Listen to the River is a book that illustrates how to tie realistic patterns that ‘match the hatch’ from freestone streams in England, Scotland and Wales which catch fish the world over. Each chapter illustrates how to tie the pattern with very high quality photography and easy to read instructions.
Volume 1 features the following patterns;
Stoneflies and Heptagenia Nymphs, Hydropsyche and Rhycophila larva, Spent Ephemera, Freshwater Shrimp, Spent Caddis, Emerging Caddis, Cased Caddis, Egg laying Caddis and Adult Caddis. Beetles, Midge pupa, Baetis Nymph, Trico, Mayfly Nymph’s and Smut’s. Plus, searching patterns like the, CAM Emerger and the famous Ammonite Nymph.
All these patterns are original and have been designed with many new flytying techniques by Steve Thornton. This book is a must for all Flytyers and Flyfisherman and is sure to become a collectors item. Each book is beautifully bound and printed. All photographs are the work of the author and each chapter is beautifully illustrated by David Benson.
144 pages of easy to read step by step tying instructions for making realistic fishing flies that catch fish world wide. Including Tools selections, Nymph Skin colour swatches and new tying techniques.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Steve Thornton. Angling photojournalist, adverting photographer, Flytyer of realistic fishing flies and flyfisherman. Steve is well known for his realistic flytying demonstrations at exhibitions and symposiums around the world.