The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide
EXTENT: 328 pages
This essential book on fly tying will teach anyone how to tie flies. All the important techniques are illustrated with colour photographs, from starting the thread on the hook to whip finishing. The book lays the basic ground work by fully explaining simple tying techniques, and then progresses to detailed tying instructions for some of the most popular, modern patterns. How to choose and prepare the correct material, and all the necessary tying steps for each fly, are detailed in superb, large, colour photographs.
Even if you have no previous tying experience, you'll be able to tie dries, nymphs, streamers, saltwater offerings, and bass bugs after just a few sessions with this book. The tyer is then advised how to progress to similar patterns using the same basic techniques. Also included is a huge reference of fly patterns - more than four hundred flies from the Orvis catalog are shown in full colour, along with the tying recipes and proportions for each one. This book, drawing from the Orvis Company's vast resources and teaching experience and written by an author whose name is synonymous with Orvis, has become the bible for fly-tyers of all skill levels.
Reviews for The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide
One of the finest texts on the craft of fly tying ever written … should be in the library of every tyer.
Dave Klausmeyer, Fly Tyers Magazine
If you’re a beginning fly angler, you should make Orvis Fly-Tying Guide your bible.
The Frederick News-Post