We have been fly fishing for many years and know how wonderful it is to tie your own flies, but if there is one regret we have it is not starting earlier. We would hear stories of how difficult it is to tie flies and where put off by it, but once we started we found it very easy and very enjoyable and rewarding. This is the reason we put this site together to help fellow fly fishermen find the best deals and discounts on fly tying books.
There are lots of reasons why you should learn to tie your own flies. No matter your level of expertise in fly fishing you can benefit greatly from fly tying. Everybody will have different reasons for wanting to get started in this wonderfully rewarding hobby but the major incentives most people get started in it are to save money, to improve their success rate and to take their knowledge of the sport to another level.
You can save a lot of money by learning to create your own flies. It might be a bit expensive at first but in the long run your costs will definitely be a lot cheaper than buying from a shop. When starting out you can buy fly tying kits that come equipped with all the tools and materials you need. Once you’ve learned how to properly tie all you will need to buy is materials and hooks which are very cheap. Another saving you can make by tying your own flies depends on how close you live to a shop that sells all you need. If your local shop is not in walking distance to you and you have to get into the car every time you want to buy flies then there is going to be extra cost involved.
Another reason a lot of people get started in fly tying is to improve their success rate. By thinking and tying the correct fly for different fishing locations you can really improve a lot. Have you ever wanted a certain fly but when you get to the shop they don’t have what you need. They usually have something too big or too small. If you have the skills this would never happen to you because you can easily make your own. This is not something that is hypothetical but a real world problem that fishermen have to deal with. Insects are different sizes and shapes from lake to lake and you need to have the most suitable lure for that particular location you’re fishing at. Tying your own flies allows you to stay prepared and ready for anything.
You don’t even have to fish to enjoy fly tying. A lot of people just like the act of tying flies. It allows them to be creative and create something with their own hands.
The most rewarding aspect of fly tying is landing a fish with a fly you tied yourself. Tying your own flies really allows you to get involved from the beginning to the end of the whole process. There is nothing like the thrill of knowing you not only chose but in fact experimented and tied the fly to match the local insect population.
A lot of people will tell you that fly tying is very difficult and you need to possess a lot of different skills to be successful at it, but you shouldn’t listen to them, they just want to make themselves look good. By investing in a good fly tying book and following it carefully and practicing a lot you will become very good at it and might even come up with your own patterns that become famous.
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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 125 pages; Physical desc.: 125 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm. Subject: Fly tying --Fly fishing --Flies --Tying.
Barry Reynolds brings the art and science of flyfishing for northern pike to a new level of sophistication, giving pike anglers a true appreciation of pike and their environment and a full complement of strategies, tactics, and tools needed to locate and catch pike under nearly any circumstance.
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The third volume in 'The History of Fly Fishing', this book lists chronologically all the famous British salmon fly patterns by author and the many variations of each fly, alongside published tying instructions, a glossary of fly tying terms and useful information on hook scale conversions. This, together with Volume II, 'Trout Fly Patterns', represents the first attempt anyone has ever made to reproduce every significant list of British fly patterns published prior to 1916. There is a full and easy to search index of all the patterns listed. (Includes a hook scale conversion appendix which has some black and....
Here is a book for fly tiers, beginners and experts alike, that provides foolproof directions for tying all types of flies. Unlike specialized books that describe particular types or styles of flies, this book covers them all—both freshwater and saltwater flies. Dry flies for trout, streamers for tarpon, hair bugs for bass: you will find them here. Eric Leiser teaches the basic methods for tying standard dries, hair dries, parachute dries, hackleless flies, wets, nymphs, streamers, Jassids and other terrestrials, and more. Whether you're a seasoned tier looking for specific advice, or you're brand new to the craft and just....
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Excerpt from How to Tie Salmon Flies: A Treatise on the Methods of Tying the Various Kinds of Salmon Flies, With Illustrated Directions and Containing the Dressing of Forty Flies Within the last few years numerous books have been written on all branches of Fishing and Fishing Tackle, save one. That one, Salmon Fly-tying, has not received the attention it deserves, although many improvements in methods of tying, and in materials used, have been made. I have endeavoured to describe these. I am much indebted to Mr. C. O'Meara for his assistance. He photographed all the Originals from which the....
Without question I believe this book is an innovative one. Innovative not only for the techniques described, but for it's approach to teaching fly tying. To find the best way to describe tying methods, Skip went through every technique in this book with two beginning tyers and recorded every question and problem they encountered, then refined his description to make it "clear and simple".