1001 Fly Fishing Tips
Edited by Jay Nichols, illustrations by Dave Hall
224 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, softcover
HI-RES BOOK COVER
Grab your gear and take a fishing trip across the country with over twenty-five of the world’s fly-fishing experts. Over 1,001 of the best fly-fishing tips compiled by the former managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine cover essentials for trout to tarpon such as:
casting with Lefty Kreh • matching the hatch with Charlie Meck • taking great fish photos with Barry and Cathy Beck • mastering mayflies with John Barr • catching selective trout with Mike Lawson • West Coast stripers with Dan Blanton • steelhead secrets with Lani Waller • surf fishing with Bob Popovics • trophy smallmouth with Bob Clouser
With a clear, easy-to-use format, over 200 illustrations from renowned artist Dave Hall, and encyclopedic coverage of almost everything that’s important to know about fresh and saltwater fly fishing, this book will help beginners and experts alike catch more fish - on home waters and abroad.
Contributors include George Anderson, John Barr, Barry and Cathy Beck, Brad Befus, Dan Blanton, Brian Chan, Bob Clouser, Charlie Craven, Dick Galland, Simon Gawesworth, Ed Jaworowski, Lefty Kreh, Mike Lawson, Landon Mayer, Charles Meck, Bob Popovics, John Randolph, Scott Sanchez, Lani Waller, Paul Weamer
Jay Nichols is the former managing editor of Fly Fisherman magazine and lives in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. Illustrator Dave Hall lives in Glide, Oregon.
A Steelheader’s Way
by Lani Waller, photos by Ken Morrish
216 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, hardcover
“Lani Waller has drawn on long experience and a deep love of steelhead to write a book that few steelheaders will want to be without.”
“Waller . . . sees, feels, and writes about [steelhead] more deeply and colorfully than any person I know. Beginner or expert, you will not be able to put this book down until you’ve read every single word.”
“Lani Waller has a passion for these beautiful creatures that comes across on every page.”
Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia, Inc.
Steelhead legend Lani Waller covers the essential elements of fishing for trophy steelhead with prose as beautiful and surprising as the fish themselves. The blend of how-to and why-to not only captures the essence of these elusive fish but also uncovers what it takes to consistently bring them to hand.
Waller shares his techniques for swinging wets and waking dry flies, including proper approach, presentation, and his favorite fly patterns, both classic and contemporary. Chapters on hunting trophies, equipment, casting, and conservation provide readers with a life's worth of wisdom learned from his time on the water. Photographer Ken Morrish's stunning images capture the magic of the fish and the rivers they ascend each year.
This all-star cast of steelhead fanatics (color illustrations by Dave Hall, and a chapter on biology by Bob Hooton) has
created a classic book that honors the fish as well as those who chase them, whether in the Pacific Northwest of
United States, the wilderness streams of British Columbia, or the hundreds of tributaries that run into the Great Lakes.
Lani Waller has pursued steelhead for over four decades and is considered one of the foremost experts on trophy British Columbia steelhead.
An Inconvenient Trout
128 pages, 9 x 6, paperback
HI-RES BOOK COVER
One of the nation’s most influential political cartoonists takes a look at the present state of fly fishing in this long-awaited sequel to the best-selling Fear of Fly Fishing. With the wit and satire his nationally syndicated cartoons are known for, Ohman sets his hooks into everything from fishing partners, Eastern versus Western anglers, and fly fishing versus golf. This light-hearted book will have all anglers, whether new to the sport or veterans, reeling in laughter.
Jack Ohman is one of the most widely syndicated political cartoonists in the United States with his work appearing in 300 newspapers. His work appears regularly in The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, and scores of other major newspapers. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and National Review. People magazine has called Ohman's cartoons “uncompromising, the most wicked and the most pointedly funny” on today’s op-ed pages. His book Fear of Fly Fishing hit number five on the Seattle Times best seller list. He has been the editorial cartoonist for The Oregonian since 1983 and lives in Portland, Oregon.
228 pages, 6 x 9, hardcover
In this collection of essays, award-winning humorist Jack Ohman explores the psychological state known as fly fishing, from the gear addict (“Screw justification-you just get the second rod. Black budget it. Bury it in the Christmas tree appropriations bill . . . ”) to the trout numb (“Freezing rain. Nuclear blast- speed wind. Icy pellets smashing into my face like 12-ought buckshot. Nothing. I felt nothing, really, nothing but happiness.”) With over 50 new cartoons and writing that will have beginner and experienced anglers alike rolling on the floor, Angler Management is must-read comic relief for fly fishers who have gone off the deep end.
Jack Ohman’s cartoons appear regularly in The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, and scores of other major newspapers. People magazine has called Ohman’s cartoons “uncompromising, the most wicked and the most pointedly funny” on today’s op-ed pages. He is the author of An Inconvenient Trout (978-0-9793460-7-1). He has been the editorial cartoonist for The Oregonian since 1983 and lives in Portland, Oregon.
“Jack Ohman takes a sport that is already intrinsically hilarious and makes it even funnier.”
Ted Leeson, author of Jerusalem Creek and the Habit of Rivers
California’s Best Fly Fishing
240 pages, 6 x 9, softcover
Whether you want to crack the code of Northern California’s legendary wild-trout waters, learn the best floats on the Sac, or fish for steelhead, stripers, and shad on the American River, this guide is the best place to start for a successful fishing trip. With stunning photos, detailed maps and hatch charts for each river, photos and recipes of the most effective fly patterns, and insider information from local guides and outfitters, California’s Best Fly Fishing is an essential reference for the best fishing in the state.
Chip O’Brien is a regular contributor to California Fly Fisher and Northwest Fly Fishing magazines, and author of River Journal, Sacramento River. He lived in Redding, California, for eighteen years, where he was a guide, teacher, and regional manager for CalTrout. He now lives with his wife, Marlee, in Silverton, Oregon, and teaches English, journalism, earth science, and fly fishing to high-school students.
Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying
288 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, hardcover
HI-RES BOOK COVER
“Charlie Craven is the best fly tier I have ever known. I’ve sat in on one of his tying classes and I also have to say that he is the best instructor I have ever seen. Buy this book - your flies depend on it.”
John Barr, creator of the Copper John, Barr Emerger, and many other patterns, author of Barr Flies.
Learn to tie 17 popular nymphs, dry flies, and streamers • Master fundamental tying techniques in a series of practical lessons
Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying is a modern course in fly-tying fundamentals covering the essential tools, materials, and techniques to tie a wide range of popular flies. With 1,000 photos, Craven covers cutting-edge techniques for the more tried-and-true classics, such as the Royal Wulff, Adams, and Hare’s Ear, and shares innovative approaches to current patterns such as the Brassie, RS2, and Copper John.
With clear, concise text Craven provides tips and techniques from his over thirty years of tying flies for fly shops on Colorado’s Front Range. This book is built on Craven’s successful fly-tying classes, which start out with simple flies and work toward more complex patterns, all the while teaching techniques and introducing materials by tying popular patterns for Eastern and Western streams that catch fish. This series of lessons show how flies build on one another, enabling readers to tie a wide range of patterns simply by breaking them down into parts, as Craven illustrates with his meticulous directions to fingerbusters like Copper Johns, Stimulators, and Humpies.
This book, which is sure to become a standard text for basic fly tying, covers 17 flies (including recipes for popular variations) including the Brassie, Black Beauty, RS2, Hare’s Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince Nymph, Copper John, Woolly Bugger, Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulator, Adams, Rusty Spinner, Parachute Blue-Winged Olive, X Comparadun, Royal Wulff, Humpy, and Goddard Caddis.
Charlie Craven is president of Charlie’s Fly Box in Old Towne Arvada, Colorado. He designs flies for Umpqua Feather Merchants and was the fly tier and photographer for Barr Flies.
Charlie’s Fly Box
220 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, hardcover
In his new book, Craven teaches more advanced techniques and features instructions and detailed fishing information for his best-selling signature patterns. Going into the meticulous level of detail he is known for, Craven touches on advanced topics such as dubbing loops, brushing techniques, tying “messy” flies neatly, techniques with epoxy, foam, rubber legs, and much more. But the greatest value of this book is that Craven takes readers on a tour of his creative process, walking them through the different versions, incarnations, and failures associated with his patterns, which are some of the most popular in the United States for waters ranging from small streams to saltwater flats.
• Learn to tie 17 best-selling patterns for trout, bass, and saltwater flats species such as bonefish and permit
• Over 750 step-by-step photos
• 60 pattern recipes, with author’s favorite variations
Charlie Craven Charlie Craven has been a commercial fly tier for more than thirty years, tying flies for almost every species of gamefish, freshwater and saltwater, though he specializes in trout flies for the Rockies. He is a signature tier for Umpqua Feather Merchants, which produces fifteen of his patterns. Craven is co-owner of Charlie’s Fly Box in Olde Town Arvada, Colorado, which was the winner of the 2009 Fly Fishing Retailer of the Year Award.
Common-Sense Fly Fishing: 7 Simple Lessons to Catch More Trout
Eric Stroup; foreword by Charles Meck
152 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, softcover
HI-RES BOOK COVER
Practical fly-fishing tips from a guide who knows how to teach with 7 simple, easy-to-understand lessons on often-overlooked fundamentals: drift, reading water, position of angler and rod, casting, line control, mending. Chapters on dry-fly fishing, nymphing, best rigs, and guide flies.
Eric Stroup’s articles appear in Fly Fisherman, Eastern Fly Fishing, and Mid Atlantic Fly Fisher, and he is featured in the two-volume DVD Practical Fly Patterns that Catch Trout. He owns and operates Spruce Creek Fly Company, a guide service, school, and lodge specializing in wellness retreats, in Spruce Creek, Pennsylvania.
“Reading the book is like having a guide accompany you on every trip to a stream, and it should be a valuable addition to your fly-fishing library.”--Charles Meck
Essential Knots and Rigs for Trout
96 pages, 4 x 6, softcover
“Every serious trout fisherman should own this book. The illustrations are some of the best I’ve seen.”
Full-color illustrations, knots specifically for fly fishers and modern tackle, and detailed rigging information for nymphs, dry flies, and streamers are just a few of the things that make this knot guide different from the others. Each knot is meticulously illustrated with ample detail to actually teach you how to tie it, unlike some knot books that leave you guessing. Also included are leader diagrams, knot-tying tips and tricks, and information on rigging strike indicators.
Joe Mahler, aka the Marker Jockey, has worked in advertising for over 25 years as an illustrator, art director, and creative director. His fishing illustrations appear regularly in Saltwater Sportsman. Mahler is a FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor, member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and president of the Sanibel Fly Fishers. He lives in Fort Meyers, Florida.
Float Fishing Strategies
304 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, softcover
HI-RES BOOK COVER
- Revised edition of Drift Boat Strategies with new in-depth info on dry-fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing from a boat
- New edition includes pontoon boats and other personal watercraft
- Tactics for trout, smallmouth bass, salmon and steelhead, shad
- 80 illustrations by Dave Hall, with new casting techniques
- How to avoid river hazards like diversion dams, logjams, rapids, and whirlpools
- Choosing the right craft and outfitting your boat
Neale Streeks has written five fishing books, including Drift Boat Fly Fishing and Small Fly Adventures in the West. He lives in Great Falls, Montana, and has been Montana River Outfitters’ leading guide for 30 years.
Fishing Tandem Flies
Charles Meck, illustrations by Dave Hall
128 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4, softcover
Angling legend Charles Meck covers tandems top to bottom with his favorite flies for matching hatches, as well as tried-and-true patterns for drumming up fish during summer doldrums and other tough conditions. In the first book devoted entirely to fishing more than one fly at once, Meck discusses seven of the most effective rigs and the best times to use them, including detailed steps showing how to tie his new looped-leader series of flies. Whether casting to the banks from a drift-boat on Montana’s Missouri River or stalking central Pennsylvania spring-creek trout, anglers across the country will learn something from this book to help them catch more trout.
In this book you’ll learn:
• How to match the hatch with the tandem and the different depths at which common insects emerge
• How to tie and fish the author’s new Looped Leader series of flies
• How to rig and fish seven tandem rigs:
Looped Leader • Moveable Dropper • Bend • Two Eye • Tag • Dropper • Dropper Loop
Also included in this book are recipes, tying notes, and fishing information for more than 20 of the author’s most dependable patterns.
Charles Meck is the author of more than twelve fly fishing books, and his writing appears regularly in Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide and Fly Fisherman. He lives in Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania, and Mesa, Arizona.
High Rollers: Fly Fishing for Giant Tarpon
180 pages, 7 1/4 x 9 1/8, hardcover
HI-RES BOOK COVER
“Bill Bishop has addressed the mental, physical, humorous, and technical aspects of fishing for tarpon in this invaluable book, writing in such a way that is both entertaining and instructive. I really like his style.”
“Take advantage of this happy shortcut to the wild heart of tarpon fishing.”
In High Rollers, artist and hardcore angler Bill Bishop tackles all aspects of tarpon fishing--from building leaders to bringing fish in quickly. Each chapter explores the core aspects of tarpon fishing in detail, including step-by-step instructions for tying IGFA leaders; the nuances of finding, casting to, hooking, and fighting giant tarpon; and insights and tips for running the boat, seeing fish, and reading the fish’s behavior. In addition to the technical aspects, Bishop’s stories and humor take a look at the personal side of fishing, reminding us that despite the serious undertaking of battling a 150-pound tarpon, fishing is still supposed to be fun.
With over 120 detailed pen-and-ink illustrations and stunning photos by photographer Mark Hatter, this book will help anyone who wants to hook, and land, more silver kings.
- Tying and rigging lines and leaders
- Boat-handling tips
- Approaching and feeding fish
- Setting the hook
- Fighting and landing fish quickly and safely.
“This book should go straight to the top of the must-read list for both newcomer and veteran tarpon fly anglers. ”
Matching Major Eastern Hatches: New Patterns for Selective Trout
216 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, softcover
This fresh look at the major Eastern hatches and the patterns that imitate them covers hatches throughout the season and explains which patterns work best for freestones and technical tailwaters and spring creeks. Author and fly tier Henry Ramsay uses the latest materials and tying techniques to update proven pattern designs in this perfect combinations of history and innovation.
- Over 400 detailed, step-by-step tying instructions in full color
- Cutting-edge patterns based on classic designs
- 123 new, proven designs for important insects
- Photos identifying all stages of the hatch and patterns to match them
Henry Ramsay has been a fly tier for over 35 years. His flies have appeared in the Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide, Art of Angling Journal, and the Game Journal. He teaches fly-tying classes and is a guide and fly-fishing instructor at TCO Fly Shop in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Modern Midges: Tying & Fishing the World’s Most Effective Patterns
Rick Takahashi & Jerry Hubka
288 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, hardcover
- First comprehensive book of contemporary midge patterns
- Over 1,000 midge patterns and recipes from around the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Canada
- Tying steps for 15 essential pattern styles
- Fishing techniques, tips, and tricks from experts on rivers and stillwaters
Midges may be small, but in many streams and lakes around the world they are the most important year-round food source for trout. Rick Takahashi and Jerry Hubka team up to provide readers with the most comprehensive midge pattern and fishing techniques resource to date. Stunning photos and detailed illustrations show the life cycle of the naturals, fishing and rigging techniques for a wide range of waters, and over 1,000 midge patterns. Whether you tie or buy your flies, this collection of cutting-edge advice from experts around the world will help you catch more fish.
Rick Takahashi is a frequent contributor to Fly Fisherman magazine and designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Jerry Hubka is a commercial artist and lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Monster Shallow-Water Stripers: How to Catch the Largest Bass of Your Life
Captain Jim White
304 pages, 6 x 9, softcover
HI-RES BOOK COVER
“Monster Shallow-Water Stripers will stand as the most important book on striped-bass fishing for our times. Capt. Jim White . . . has overlooked nothing in giving you the keys to success.”
Jerry Gibbs, former Fishing Editor, Outdoor Life
“After 15-years of filming One More Cast, I never caught so many fish on one shoot as I did with Capt. Jim White. His knowledge of shallow-water stripers is beyond belief.”
Shaw Grigsby, host of One More Cast
Whether you fish for stripers with a fly, plug, or bait, this comprehensive resource for catching trophy fish in shallow water will become an indispensable guide. This book includes chapters on rigging and presentation, the best lures and flies, fishing the flats and estuaries, finding and targeting large fish, and boat electronics from a master angler who has, so far in his career, helped anglers land an amazing number of stripers over 30 pounds, including hundreds over 40 pounds. If you are looking to catch a fish of a lifetime--whether you target stripers in the Northeast or on the West Coast, or fish stillwaters across the country for hybrids--this book is essential reading.
Captain Jim White
) is owner of White Ghost Charters, which specializes in light tackle and fly fishing for trophy stripers in Narragansett Bay, and lives in Coventry, Rhode Island.
“Capt. Jim White really knows his stuff. Read, study, and absorb the information in this book and you will catch bigger bass.”
Montana’s Best Fly Fishing
296 pages, 6 x 9, softcover
“Montana’s Best Fly Fishing just might be the cream of the crop for those seeking a guidebook to explore the state’s big waters. It is written by an author that has put his time in--both on the river and in his research. Be assured that it will rest on the bedside table inspiring wonder for many nights leading up to your trip.”
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Whether you want to target trout sipping Tricos on the Missouri, pack in to the South Fork of the Flathead for a wilderness adventure, or simply find a good spot to fish while on a vacation to Glacier or Yellowstone National Park, this guide is the best place to start for a successful fishing trip. With stunning photos, detailed maps and hatch charts for each river, photos and recipes of the most effective fly patterns, and insider information from local guides and outfitters, Montana’s Best Fly Fishing is an essential reference for the best fishing in Big Sky Country.
- The best places and times to fish
- Detailed maps and hatch charts plus top producing fly patterns with recipes
- Local guides and outfitters on techniques and tackle
Ben Romans graduated from the University of Montana’s journalism program, and after guiding for several seasons in western Montana, he became the associate editor at Fly Fisherman magazine. He now works as a freelance writer and photographer from his home in Boise, Idaho, contributing to publications such as Field & Stream, American Angler, Fly Fish Journal, Northwest Fly Fishing, Angling Trade, and Big Sky Journal.
“From blasting and casting on the Bighorn, to the best put-in approach for the Clark Fork, to the nuances of reading hatches on the Kootenai, the book is as impeccably detailed as anything you’ll ever see on fly fishing in Montana. In fact, I think it is the best guide book on any locale I’ve ever seen.”
Kirk Deeter, Field & Stream
Pocketguide to Pennsylvania Hatches
Charles Meck and Paul Weamer
144 pages, 4 x 6, hardcover
Charlie Meck and Paul Weamer team up to provide a concise overview of the most important hatches on Pennsylvania trout streams, including mayflies, caddis, stoneflies, midges, as well as other important trout-stream foods. This handy guide includes color photos of each insect as well as recipes and photos of the authors’ recommended fly patterns for each hatch. Detailed charts at the beginning of each section provide a quick reference for emergence dates and size of the insects.
After an overview of the life cycle of each of the major classes of insects, individual entries provide essential information such as common and Latin names, size range (hook and natural), and time and date of emergence. Meck and Weamer provide in-depth descriptions of all life stages of the insect, emergence time and date, behavior, tactics, and the premier streams in the state to find the best hatches. Meck’s intimate knowledge of the hatches around the state combined with Weamer’s penchant for the perfect pattern make this book a must-have reference for anyone who fishes trout streams in the Keystone State.
Charles Meck lives in Pennsylvania Furnace, Pennsylvania, and in Mesa, Arizona. He is the author of many fly-fishing
and fly-tying books including Fishing Tandem Flies (Headwater Books, 2007). Paul Weamer manages the TCO Fly Shop
in State College, Pennsylvania, and is the author of Fly Fishing Guide to Upper Delaware River (Stackpole Books, 2008).
He lives in Coburn, Pennsylvania.
Spring Creek Strategies: Patterns, Hatches, and Techniques
176 pages, 7 1/4 x 9 1/8, hardcover
HI-RES BOOK COVER
“Mike Heck is a master of spring creek fishing as well as a fine fly tier. If you fish these sometimes-difficult waters, read this book and you’ll almost certainly catch more fish.”
Spring creeks, those rare waters that flow right out of the earth - in whole or in part - are both a blessing and a curse for anglers. They are a blessing because the clear, cold, nutrient-rich waters grow abundant insects, which in turn grow and sustain large populations of healthy trout. They flow free of ice in the winter and run cool during the hottest parts of summer, providing year-round angling. In many ways, this bounty becomes a curse, because the abundance and steady supply of food can spoil the trout, making them less likely to take a piece of fluff and feathers. Many spring creeks are also small, their challenges enhanced by weed-choked runs and tricky currents.
Mike Heck, expert fly tier and guide from south-central Pennsylvania, the cradle of American spring-creek country, shares the tactics and techniques he teaches his clients to catch these tough trout. Heck includes his top fly patterns, tips on matching the major hatches of Tricos, Baetis, and Sulphurs (PMDs), and his thoughts on stealth and presentation. Whether you fish Letort Spring Run in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, or DePuy’s Spring Creek in Livingston, Montana, Heck’s Spring Creek Strategies will help you become a more successful angler.
Mike Heck grew up fishing the spring creeks of south-central Pennsylvania. He is an Orvis-endorsed guide, fly designer, and contributor to Fly Fisherman, American Angler, and other publications. He lives in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
The Southeast’s Best Fly Fishing
256 pages, 6 x 9, paperback
- New series of fly fishing guides covering only the best waters, written by local experts
- Detailed maps created with latest GIS mapping software- more accurate than any previous fly-fishing guidebook maps
- Covers trout streams and rivers of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky
- Includes Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation-s most popular national park with more than 9 million visitors per year
Whether you are flying through Atlanta on business (the Chattahoochee River provides superb fishing just outside of city limits) or taking an extended trip into the backcountry of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this guide gives you the information you need for a successful fishing trip. With stunning photos, detailed hatch charts for each river, photos and recipes of the most effective fly patterns, and insider information from local guides and outfitters, this book is an essential reference for the south’s best trout fishing.
Formerly a fishing guide and director of travel at The Fish Hawk in Atlanta, James Buice is a fly-fishing manufacturers’ epresentative in the southeast and a frequent contributor to American Angler and Fly Fisherman magazines. He lives in Canton, Georgia.
Tying Catskill-Style Dry Flies
252 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, hardcover
HI-RES BOOK COVER
“Valla’s insatiable desire for perfection shows in this text. He has done his homework.”
Eric Leiser, author of The Dettes: A Catskill Legend
- Color photos of never-before-seen flies from the vaults of the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum
- Detailed tying steps for 11 patterns
- First book that compares the styles of all of the Catskill school of fly tiers
The Catskills region of the eastern United States, just two hours northeast of New York City, was the birthplace for a uniquely American style of fly that continues to grace the bins of fly shops around the world.
Mike Valla explores the essence of Catskill flies, delving into the history of the region-s rivers, fly fishers, and fly tiers and blending their colorful histories with precise step-by-step tying methods. This book is essential for those not only interested in learning to tie the Catskill-style flies, but also those interested in the history of American fly fishing.
Mike Valla has published articles in Fly Fisherman, The American Fly Fisher, and a variety of other journals. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.
Tying and Fishing Tailwater Flies
208 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, hardcover
“I know of no one who brings more knowledge or passion to an examination of tailwater trout fishing than Pat Dorsey.”
--Charlie Meyers, former outdoor editor, The Denver Post
New flies and old standbys from one of Umpqua Feather Merchant’s top-selling fly designers with 500 step-by-step photos of 24 proven patterns for the most demanding trout
Patterns for streams across the country, not just tailwaters; includes nymphs, emergers, and dry flies that imitate mayflies, midges, stoneflies, and caddis; detailed information on how to fish the patterns with over 30 rigging illustrations from artist Dave Hall.
Pat Dorsey has been a fly-fishing guide for 20 years and is Southwest Field Editor for Fly Fisherman. Pat travels the country speaking to local, Trout Unlimited, and Federation of Fly Fishers clubs and conducts seminars at trade shows throughout the country. He is the author of two books, A Fly Fishing Guide to the South Platte and Fly Fishing Tailwaters. He lives in Parker, Colorado.
Tying Furled Flies: Patterns for Trout, Bass, and Steelhead
144 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, softcover
“If you like your flies to be durable, easy to tie, and effective you’ll want this volume close to your fly-tying table.”
Les Johnson, author of Fly-Fishing Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Tube Flies, and Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon.
In Tying Furled Flies, author Ken Hanley introduces readers to furling, the technique of twisting materials together to form bodies (and other parts) on flies. Furling has unlimited potential for creating distinctive mottled and variegated patterns to imitate some of the common (and not so common) foods that trout, bass, and steelhead feed on. Hanley offers insights on how to fish these patterns using techniques from standard presentations to more radical “puppeteering” to entice fish to strike.
With 500 photos, readers will learn to tie the Hex Magic, Green Drake, Generic Spinner, Rockworm Larva, October Blimp, Skwalafied, FYS (Furled Yellow Sally) Stone, Salt-n-Pepper, Green, Tan and Yellow, and Indicator Pygmy Hoppers, Furled Cricket, Damselfly Teneral, Green Darner (Male and Female), Pondhawk (Female), Flame and Neon Skimmer, Pacific Spiketail (Male), and Furled Alevin.
Ken Hanley travels the world conducting fishing and adventure specialty programs. A 2005 inductee into the
NCC/FFF Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, Hanley is the author of six books and has been featured in two instructional DVDs.
He also writes and photographs for national and regional publications in the outdoor industry. He lives in Fremont, California.