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Orvis Fly Tying Guide, Tom Rosenbauer

If you are looking for a comprehensive book on tying flies, you found it! The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide includes detailed steps from start to finish on how to tie flies for all the basic patterns. Fresh and saltwater flies are covered, beginning and advanced techniques are covered, and detailed photography of each step of the fly tying process is included. The book lays the basic ground work by explaining simple tying techniques and then progressing with detailed tying instructions for some of the most popular and modern patterns. How to choose and prepare the correct material and all necessary tying steps for each fly are detailed in beautiful large color photographs.

Once you have practiced basic tying techniques, the book includes photographs of endless fly patterns to inspire your future designs. All 400+ patterns include their fly tying recipes and proportions to help recreate them. Endless colors and fly patterns will get you thinking out-of-the-box on what materials to include in your next fly. This of course will get you “jonesing” to hit your closest fly tying shop to pick up the next batch of materials for your fly tying bench. Believe me, I know how it works…

For those interested in how much of the book is dedicated to saltwater – about one third addresses saltwater fly tying and fly patterns. Again, techniques and instructions may be demonstrated on freshwater flies, however most is applicable to saltwater flies.


Orvis Fly-Tying Guide

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