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by Helen Shaw

Download Fly-Tying: Materials, Tools, Techniques epub
ISBN: 0471880892
ISBN13: 978-0471880899
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: Helen Shaw
Language: English
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc; 2nd edition (September 1, 1983)
Pages: 310 pages
ePUB size: 1204 kb
FB2 size: 1716 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 358
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This book-- written before bobbins were used and rotary vises were invented-- will show you how to do things right, whatever materials you're using. Although some of the discussion might be dated (thread is vastly improved now), Shaw's techniques simply can't be criticized. Take her instructions for tying in tinsel, for example. In text and excellent close-up photos, she tells you where each turn of thread should go and how to use your thumbnail to fold over a point at the end of the tinsel and wrap back over it to lock it in. That advice is more important now in the days of slippery Mylar "tinsel" than it was when Shaw wrote it. She proceeds through all of the common traditional materials, including setting several types of wings, step by step. In a word, the instructions are brilliant.

Remember this: Some of the fly patterns still in use today were developed over 500 year ago. And they catch fish as well as ever. Don't fall victim to each year's latest, trendy new materials and techniques. Start with Helen Shaw (or go back and use her advice to polish your fundamentals). If nothing else, your flies will be more durable.
The Book Fly-Tying by Helen Shaw shows the way flys used to be tyed and gives all of the flytying nouns meaning. If you have ever wondered what a hackle is or any technicle question about different materials or techniqes this is the book for you. The only sad thing about this book is that it was written in the 50's and 60's as the materials show. but if you ever wondered how they made them from scratch this is the book for you!!!
Heln Shaw is known as one of the great fly tyers of all times