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Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies

Review Last Updated: March 13, 2020

Nancy Reagan
Product Review by Nancy Reagan

Product Features

  • Available in hardback and spiral bound
  • 256 pages

Introduction

Today we'll be reviewing the Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!

Pros

  • Each of the patterns is rated for difficulty
  • Great illustrations and index of flies
  • Great for veterans or beginners
  • Excellent step-by-step information

Cons

  • The flies in this book require a wide variety of material which could prove expensive

Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies Product Review

Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies is a foolproof book that provides a complete guide to making 50 versatile flies for trout and salmon fishing.

Each featured fly includes close-up shots and an explanation of its component parts, from threads and yarns to beads, feathers and tinsels. The clear instructions allow the reader to master the core techniques quickly, and the detailed photographs take you them through every stage of the process, from dubbing the body to fixing the hook.

Fly Tying For Beginners: How to Tie 50 Failsafe Flies provides lessons on how to make sturdy dry flies, wet flies, streamers, hair wigs, nymphs, and bugs. Each entry describes where the fly should sit in the water and which fish is best used to catch.

The author, Peter Gathercole, is one of Britain’s leading fly dressers and he’s also a reputable photographer and writer of articles and books on game fishing.

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