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by Peter Gathercole

This title is written by one of Britain's leading fly dressers and includes advice on the choice of equipment and materials, essential preparatory techniques and in-depth instruction for tying tails, ribbing, hackles and wings.
Download The Handbook of Fly Tying epub
ISBN: 0883171589
ISBN13: 978-0883171585
Category: Sports
Subcategory: Hunting & Fishing
Author: Peter Gathercole
Language: English
Publisher: Stoeger Pub Co (October 1, 1990)
ePUB size: 1496 kb
FB2 size: 1323 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 192
Other Formats: lit lrf txt lit

This is a particularly good book for beginners. I've had mine for a while and refer to it often. Mr. Gathercole breaks the book up in chapters on how to tie the various parts of the fly, body, tails, hackle etc. which I think makes it easier for the beginner to learn rather than simply showing the steps to tying a number of different patterns. This book is the best I've seen for getting started. It shows you how to tie as opposed to just recipies for known patterns.
The combination of Peter's astounding color photography and easy-to-follow lessons has lead to a beginners fly tying book that not only teaches, but inspires further study. Lessons are uniquely organized to lead the student through all necessary aspects of the art while providing a sound basis for some of the most important insect imitations still proving their usefulness today. As the student learns more about the art and applies the teachings of others, he/she will return to Peter's book time and time again for basic understanding and interpretation.
Our boys loved this book! Thanks for making it available at a reasonable price. Lots of great flies in here.
Step by step instructions in plain English that help you get started on your way to tying your own flies.
I am a beginning fly-tier and this book was of great use. The explanations are easy to understand, the pictures are of high qaulity and easy to follow, and with it being spiral bound it will stay open so you can follow it with ease. I highly recommend this book for anybody who wants to learn how to tie flies.
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