This essential book on fly tying will teach anyone how to tie flies. All the important techniques are illustrated with color photographs, from starting the thread on the hook to whip finishing. The book lays the basic groundwork by fully explaining simple tying techniques, and then progresses to detailed tying instructions for some of the most popular modern patterns.
How to choose and prepare the correct materials, and all the necessary tying steps for each fly are detailed in superb, large, color photographs.
Someone with no previous tying experience will be able to tie dries, nymphs, streamers, saltwater, and bass flies after just a few sessions with this book. The tier is then advised how to progress to similar patterns using the same basic techniques. Also included is a huge reference of fly patterns--all 400 flies from the Orvis catalog are shown in full color, along with tying recipes and proportions for each one. This book, calling on the Orvis Company's vast resources and teaching experience and written by one of the world's most respected how-to writers, is sure to become the bible for fly tiers of all skill levels.
PRAISE FOR THE ORVIS FLY-FISHING GUIDE
“The most complete beginner’s guide to fly fishing in print.” --John Randolph, editor of Fly Fisherman magazine
“This is a thorough, practical, and enormously helpful book.” --Paul Schullery, author of American Fly Fishing and Royal Coachman
“One of the finest texts on the craft of fly tying ever written . . . should be in the library of every tyer.”
—Dave Klausmeyer, editor, Fly Tyer magazine
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tom Rosenbauer has been a fly fisher for nearly four decades, and was tying flies commercially at age fourteen. He is the author of numerous books, including The Orvis Guide to Reading Trout Streams, The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, The Orvis Streamside Guide to Trout Foods and Their Imitations, and The Orvis Streamside Guide to Leaders, Knots, and Tippets, as well as countless articles for American Angler, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and other periodicals. He is a vice president at the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, and lives in nearby Arlington.