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The Art of Fly Tying: More Than 200 Classic & New Patterns Spiral-bound – Sep 10 2007


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  • Spiral-bound: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press; 1 edition (Sept. 10 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589233468
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589233461
  • Product Dimensions: 27.2 x 22.1 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By Daniel Bernier on July 21 2014
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Aug. 6 1997
Format: Hardcover
No longer limited to stuffy old Englishmen and elitist trout snobs, fly fishing has come to the masses.

"The Art of Fly Tying" provides an easy entry into the mysterious world of imitation insects, minnows and other critters that fish eat. The book's sharp and colorful closeups are typical of the macro lens and high-intensity light photography that Cy De Cosse and company have become known for in their many other "how to" guides...from microwave cook books to sewing primers.

This book actually combines the two latter themes by giving "recipes" of thread and other ingredients used to make the most common flies. It introduces each major type of fly pattern with a precisely photographed, step-by-step example using the basic tying techniques. If the fictional Betty Crocker had fished instead of cooked, this is the book she would have written.

"The Art of Fly Tying" also includes some science: A simple introduction to insects and other aquatic dwellers' life cycles. And to the welcome relief of readers feeling overwhelmed by the presumptuous jargon of more advanced fly tying guides, Van Vliet illustrates and explains fly tying equipment. A simple photograph of five types of bobbins, for example, saves the rookie from embarassing himself at the fly shop...since none resemble what you'd find in a sewing machine.

With its handy spiral binding, the book stays open and the pages lay flat for easy reference while you work, typical of the common sense approach the author takes throughout.

It's one book you can't WAIT to put down, so you can pick up your tying tools and start cooking.
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a very good fly tying photo guide , step by step , fully illustrated. If you are a beginner , this is THE guide for you ! If you are an expert , you will appreciate a lot of "receipes" to make new flys .
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By "jiml5" on Oct. 3 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is great to see step by step how to tie flies. The pictures are well done. It is easy to see what is going on at each step. You can even determine lengths of materials from measuring against hook length. The book leaves very little to guessing. What you guess is really more of a show of creativity and style.
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