An Encyclopedia of Fishing Flies

An Encyclopedia of Fishing Flies

Book - 2009
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A complete guide that describes every conceivable type of freshwater and saltwater fly.

Fishing Flies examines the entire range of fishing flies -- more than 1,300 in all, many by some of the world's most famous fly-tiers. These flies have been selected not only for their worth as lures but for their contribution to the progress of fly-tying.

Specially taken color photographs show hundreds of fly styles and variations. Every fly featured in this book can be tied using readily obtained materials, and detailed instructions cover each step in the fly-tying sequence. Flies covered include:

Trout and grayling flies
Streamers and bucktails
Flies for salmon, sea trout and steelhead
Flies for freshwater predators
Saltwater flies

Useful tips, time-tested fishing advice, recommendations for environmental conditions and fishing style, and entertaining anecdotes round out this fascinating and complete resource.

Malcolm Greenhalgh is a fly-fisher, fly-tier and conservationist, and for more than two decades he has traveled the world on fly-fishing adventures. He is the author of about 15 books on fish and fly-fishing.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2009
ISBN: 9781554075843
Characteristics: viii, 472 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Smalley, Jason


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