Making Better Flies

How to Design, Develop and Improve Fly Patterns for Salt and Fresh Water

Lou Tabory

£29.95 £12.00

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ISBN: 9780811711388

PUBLICATION DATE: February 5, 2016

CATEGORY: Fly Tying

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 208 pages

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Illustrated throughout, Making Better Flies is a comprehensive new fly-tying manual for designing and improving patterns for salt and fresh water. However, it is not only a fly-tying manual, but also a study in successful fly design from one of the most influential designers in the country. Learn how to make flies behave like naturals, adapt patterns to imitate numerous baits, and trigger strikes when fish aren’t feeding. It covers all important design considerations, including shape, movement and action, colour, and sink rate and balance. It also has superb advice on how to set up a fly box as well as learning how to tie 21 of the most effective saltwater patterns.

  • Comprehensive fly-tying manual for designing, developing and improving patterns for salt and fresh water
  • A study in successful fly design from one of the most influential designers in the USA.
  • Step-by-step guide to tie 21 of the most effective saltwater patterns
  • Covers all important design considerations – shape, movement, colour, sink rate and balance
  • Advice for how to set up a fly box
  • Illustrated throughout with over 376 colour photographs

Lou Tabory has been an outdoor writer for nearly fifty years, with articles in many major sporting publications including Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Salt Water Sportsman, Fly Fisherman, Salt Water Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing in Salt Water and American Angler. During that same period, he delivered slide shows, talks, and casting demos that taught fly casting, fly fishing, and knot tying. He is the author of Inshore Fly Fishing (978-0-7627-6434-1), Lou Tabory’s Guide to Saltwater Baits and Their Imitations (978-1-55821-361-6) and Stripers on the Fly (978-1-55821-639-6). He lives in Connecticut, USA.

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