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FLY TYING MADE EASY FOR BEGINNERS
FLY TYING MADE EASY FOR BEGINNERS
Author:Randall Kaufmann
Publisher:KAUFMANN STREAMBORNE/ WF PRESS, Sep 2002
Binding:Softcover
ISBN:1-885212-19-4
Item #:24252
Price:$21.95

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Synopsis:
Constructing a perfect fly quickly is the name of the game, & this is what Randall shows you in explicit detail in this book - simple, efficient tying methods. 500 color photos; 8.5x11 inches, 80 pgs.

More Information:
Randall Kaufmann is a leading authority on flies, fly tying, and fly fishing. His innovative and unique tying techniques have helped set the standard for commercial tying oprations, and many of his patterns have become favorites throughout the fishing world.

Randall tied over 250,000 flies commercially. Constructing a perfect fly quickly is the name of the game, and this is what Randall shows you in explicit detail in this book--simple efficient tying methods.

With this book, anyone can tie a perfect fly the first time. Beginning or struggling tyers are guaranteed to be successful. More advanced tyers are certain to improve their techniques. 500 concise macro photos take you step-by-step through 28 demonstration flies in a logical sequence, leaaving nothing to the imagination. Learn to tie the flies pictured here, plus many more.

This book incorporates the same process of learning step by step that Randall used so successfully in "Tying Dry Flies" and "Tying Nymphs." His coverage of tools, materials, hooks, and basic techniques is very thorough and easy to understand.

EXCERPT- from Foreword:
Getting started tying flies can be overwhelming, even daunting to the uninitiated. Just the basics of selecting equipment and materials can discourage all but the most tenacious. The rewards of perseverance, however, are many. There are several reasons to tie your own flies, from saving money, to making money, or simply to add to the overall experience. Many of the most successful anglers tie their own flies because they cannot always buy exactly what they want.

You are less likely to become frustrated or discouraged and more likely to have fun and find success, if you begin with solid fundamentals. Like any endeavor, the most expedient and efficient path is to find a mentor to show you the ins and outs of the game.

The first three chapters on tools, hooks, and materials alone make this book worthwhile, but it is Randalls tying technique and presentation with words, light and lens that elevates this instruction book far above all others. As you turn the pages, the presentation and tying sequence are exactly like one would use to tie a fly from start to finish. From setting up the bench, to mounting the hook, securing the thread, and tying materials onto the hook, to completing the many flies, the sequence is perfectly logical and focused.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgmentsiv
Forewordvi
Introductionviii
Chapter 1: Tools 9
Chapter 2: Hooks 12
Chapter 3: Materials 15
Chapter 4: Basic Tying Techniques 22
Securing the Thread 23
Securing Materials 24
Wrapping Materials 25
Tying Materials Off 26
Thread Heads 26
Half Hitch 27
Applying Lacquer 27
Dubbing 28
Chapter 5: Weighting Flies 29
Tying Nymphs 31
Chapter 6: Midges 32
Bead-Head Midge and Micro Bead-Head Midge 33
Glass Bead Emerging Midge 34
Chapter 7: Rhyacophila Caddis and Caddis Emerger 36
Chapter 8: Marabou Techniques 38
Marabou Blood Worm 39
Marabou Leech 40
Marabou Damsel 41
Chapter 9: Peacock Techniques 42
Soft Hackle 43
Chapter 10: Mirage 44
Chapter 11: Copper John and Pheasant Tail 46
Chapter 12: Hackle 48
Zug Bug 50
Tying Streamers 51
Chapter 13: Matuka, Clouser Minnow, and Marabou Muddler 52
Black Matuka 53
Clouser Minnow 54
Marabou Muddler 55
Chapter 14: Hot Butt Steelhead, Green Butt Skunk, and Alaskabou 56
Hott Butt Steelhead 57
Green Butt Skunk 58
Alaskabou 59
Chapter 15: Palmered Hackle Techniques 60
Woolly Bugger 61
Misfit 62
Tying Dries 63
Chapter 16: Griffith Gnat and X Caddis 64
Chapter 17: Elk Hair Caddis and Hot Butt Caddis 66
Chapter 18: March Brown and Light Cahill 68
Chapter 19: Blue-Winged Olive and Pale Evening Dun 70
Chapter 20: Adams and Adams Parachute 72
Adams 73
Adams Parachute 74
Pattern Directory 75
Index 80

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Randall Kaufmann:
There is no better mentor! Randall began tying as a hobby at 14, became professional at 15, searched out the worlds best materials, tyers and trout, and at 22, with his brother, Lance, and their mother, Oda, began Kaufmanns Streamborn, Inc., a worldwide fly fishing supply house.

Randall has experienced and excelled at all levels of fly tying, from tying thousands of dozens commercially to creating some of the most effective patterns known, such as the Stimulator and Kaufmann Stone. Commercial tying taught Randall how to streamline his efforts and develop efficient methods for tying well-proportioned, durable flies quickly. Teaching fly tying to hundreds of students taught him how to best present his techniques to others. It is rare to find someone who can tie a wide gamut of patterns well, and be able to convey such knowledge to others in a clear, logical, and easy-to-understand format.

He has authored several books, including Tying Nymphs, Tying Dry Flies, Fly Patterns of Umpqua Feather Merchants, Lake Fishing With a Fly, and Bonefishing!

WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
"Fly Tying Made Easy For Beginners is like tying flies with Randall Kaufmannyour own personal instructorexplaining techniques and leading you through the tying process of 28 popular flies. It doesnt get much better! When you consider Randalls unmatched experience, expertise, and genuine love for what he does, both beginning and expert tyers benefit immensely from having him as a mentor. Follow Randalls no-nonsense approach and concise step-by-step instructions, and you should be tying great flies in short order."


--Randy Stetzer, Portland, Oregon March 2002

INDEX
A
abdomen, 32, 36, 38, 42, 44, 46, 50, 52, 60, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72
wire, 44
Adams, 63, 72-73
Adams Parachute, 63, 72, 74
adults, crippled, 64
Alaskabou, 56, 59
Alexander, Blair, 76
angora goat, 16
Antron, 16-17, 19
Antron yarn, 19, 35
application jar, 9
Atlantic salmon flies, 51, 58

B
baetis, 70, 72
Bailey, Dan, 52
Barr, John, 46
beads, 20, 30
conehead, 30, 52, 55
glass, 30, 32, 34
tungsten, 30, 32
Bergman, Ray, 72
Bird, Cal, 76
Birds Nest, 76
Black, Dennis, 66
Blairs Baiter, 76
blender, 9
Blue-Winged Olive, 70-71
bobbin, 9, 22-23
bobbin threader/cleaner, 23
bodkin, 9
Borealis, 76
Brassie, 76
Bright Roe, 76
Brooks, Joe, 52
Brush, William Avery, 72
Burke, Joe, 66, 78
butt, 56, 66

C
Caddis, X, 64-65
caddisflies, 31, 36
Cahill, Dan, 68
calf tail, 21, 52, 58
California Mosquito, 76
Callaghan, Dan, 56
callibaetis, 72, 76
caribou, 20, 55
Cased Caddis, Bead Head 76
Cate, Jerry, 76
Cates Turkey, 76
Catskill school of tying, 68
Caucci, Al, 77
CDC, 18, 44-45, 66, 67
cements, 9
Chan, Brian, 78
chenille, 19-20, 58, 60
Chile, 60
Chironomid Pupa, 76
Clouser, Bob, 52
Clouser Minnow, 51-52, 54
collar, 52, 55
Comparadun, 77
Conehead Woolly Sculpin, Tan, 77
coneheads, 20, 30, 55, 60, 62
Copper John, 46-47
Cox, Mrs. Edith, 79
Crinkle Zelon, 20
Crystal Bugger, Maroon, 77
Crystal Chenille, 62

D
damselflies, 31
Dark Cahill, 68
deer hair, 20
Dennis, Jack, 21
Diptera, 32
dragonflies, 31
dry flies, tying, 63-74
dubbing,15-16, 28, 33, 36, 37, 53, 57
natural, 16
synthetic, 16-17

E
Egg-Sucking Leech, 78
elk hair, 20
Elk Hair Caddis, 63-64, 66-67
Emergent Sparkle Pupa, 77
emergent wings/legs, 36
Epeorus pleuralis, 79
Ephemerella dorothea, 70
Ephemerella subvaria, 77
epoxy, 45, 46
eyes, 20, 30, 38, 52
barbell, 30, 54
burned monofilament, 30, 38

F
Ferry Canyon, 77
Fishing and Tying Streamer Flies, 21
Flash Fire Muddler, 77
Flashabou, 19, 46, 47
Flies, the Best 1,000, 78
floss, 20
fly tying storage cases, 11
Frazier, Pret, 78

G
Gapen, Don, 46
Gallup, Kelly, 77
gills, 53
Ginger Quill, 42
glass beads, 32
Glo-Bug yarn, 57, 67
goat, 16
Gordon, Theodore, 79
Green Butt Skunk, 56, 58
Griffith Gnat, 64-65

H
hackle, 20, 42, 44, 48-49, 50, 52, 56, 60, 63, 64, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72
Adams, 69, 72
beard, 37
CDC, 44
dry fly, 48, 49, 68, 69, 71
furnace, 69
grizzly, 20, 48
heavy, 72
hen tips, 73
neck, hen, 20, 48, 70
neck, rooster, 20, 48
nymph, 48, 50
parachute, 72, 74
partridge, 44
Plymouth Rock, 48
reversed, 56, 57
saddle patch, 20, 48
spade, 69, 71
sparse, 70
subsurface flies, 49
surface flies, 49
hackle gauge, 10
hackle pliers, 10
hair, 20-21, 54, 55, 65, 67
hair spinning, 55
half hitch, 27
HareTron, 16, 17
Hares Ear, Gold-Ribbed, 77
hares mask, 16
head, 32, 36, 38, 44, 46, 52, 60, 72
Hendrickson, 42, 68
Hendrickson, Dark, 77
Herter, George L., 79
hooks, 12-14
barbless, 13
bend, 12
eye, 12, 13
gape, 12
length, 13
percentage of length, 12
point, 12, 13
recommended, 14
shank length, 12, 13
wire diameter, 12
Hot Butt Caddis, 63, 66-67
Hot Butt Emerger, 77
Hot Butt Steelhead, 56-57
Hot Butt Woolly Worm, 78

I
inserting hook, 22

J
Janssen, Hal, 38
Juracek, John, 64

K
Kaufmann, Randall, 76-79
Krystal Flash, 19

L
lacquer, applying, 27
Lady Claret, 78
LaFontaine, Gary, 77
Leech, Gold-Bead Peacock, 78
legs, 36, 46, 47
CDC, 44
divided style, 37, 46, 47
hackle, 45
light, 10
Light Cahill, 68-69
Lohr, Harold, 77
loose-wrap-and-cinch technique, 25
low water dressing, 56, 58
Lynch, Gene, 76

M
magnifier, 10
mallard, 18, 50, 68
marabou, 17, 38, 55, 62
Blood Worm, 38-39
Damsel, 38, 41
hackle, 56, 59
head, 50
Leech, 38, 40, 51
Muddler, 51-52, 55
tail, 40, 41
thorax, 41
wing, 38, 40, 41
Marauder, 78
March Brown, 63, 68-69
material clip, 10
materials, 15-21
list, 21
Mathews, Craig, 64
Matuka, 78
Matuka, Black, 52-53
mayflies, 31
McLeod, Ken, 79
Metal beads, 32
Midges, 31-34, 64
Bead-Head, 32-33
Glass Bead Emerging, 32, 34-35
Micro Bead-Head, 32-33
Mills, A. C., Sr., 72
Mirage, 44-45
Mirror Flash, 19, 57, 58
Misfit, 60, 62
moose, 20
Mosquito, 70
multi-imitators, 44
muskrat, 16
N
Nastasi, Bob, 77
nymphal case, 64
nymphs, tying, 31-50

O
Odonata, 38
over-the-top-and-hold-it technique, 25

P
Pale Evening Dun, 70-71
palmered hackle, 48, 60-62, 65, 67
Parachute Adams, 74
Parachute, Baetis, 78
Parachute, Black Gnat, 78
parachute hackle, 48, 72, 74
Parachute, Light Cahill, 78
partridge, 17, 37, 43, 47
pattern directory, 75-79
peacock, 17, 42. 45, 47, 50
Peacock Soft Hackle, 42-43
pheasant, ringneck, 17, 69
Pheasant Tail, 46
Pheasant Tail, Theos 79
pliers, hackle, 10
pliers, smooth-nosed, 10, 30
plumage, 17-18
PMDs, 68, 72
Polar Shrimp, 79
Ponoi Green, 58
Prince, 79
Prince, Doug, 79
proportions, dry fly, 63, 70
Purple Peril, 79

Q
Quill Gordon, 42, 68, 79

R
rabbit, 16
reflective materials, 19
Renegade, 79
reverse wrap, 47
rib, 32, 38, 42, 50, 56, 64, 68
ribbing, 36
Rhyacophila Caddis, 36-37
Rhyacophila Caddis Emerger, 36-37

S
San Juan Worm, 79
Sawyer, Frank, 46
scissors, 10
securing materials, 24-25
securing thread, 22-23
Showgirl, 56
shuck, 64, 65
Silver Rat, 58
Simulator, 48, 79
sink rate, 29, 30, 32, 44
SLF, 17
Soft Hackle, 42-43
squirrel, 16, 21, 54
stacker, 10, 54
standard hackle, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 56, 68
steelhead flies, 51, 56-59
Steenrod, Roy, 77
Stetzer, Randy, 78
stoneflies, 31
streamers, tying, 51-62
sulphers, 68
Superfine, 63, 72

T
tail, 38, 50, 52, 56, 60, 63, 66, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73
V, 46
teal, 18
techniques, basic, 22-28
thorax, 36, 38, 44, 46,
thread, 15, 22-23
stretching, 64
thread heads, 26
threader-cleaner, 11
throat, 52, 53
Timberline Emerger, 70, 79
tinsel, 19, 55
tool caddy, 10
tools, 9-11
topping, 66
trim bag, 11
Troth, Al, 66
turkey, 18, 46-47
tying bench, setting up, 11
Tying Cripples and Spinners, 21
tying materials off, 26
Tying Western Dry Flies, 21
Tying Western Trout Flies, 21

U
underbody, 43
up-between-the-fingers pinch technique, 24

V
V-Rib, 19
V tail, 46
videos, 21
vise, 11

W
wax, 11
weighting flies, 29-30, 36
Williams, Taylor Beartracks, 79
wing, 32, 35, 38, 52, 55, 56, 63, 64, 65, 66, 68, 70, 72
double, 67, 73
emergent, 32
hackle tip, 63, 70, 73
hair downwing, 63, 64, 65, 67
Matuka, 52
overwing, 52, 53, 66, 67
parachute, 63, 72, 74
reversed, 56, 57, 58
single upright, 72
underwing, 52, 66, 67
upright, 73
upright and divided, 63, 68, 70, 71
wingcase, 46, 47, 50
wire, 19, 29-30
copper, 19
tin, 19, 29
Ultra, 19, 44
weight, 19, 29
woodduck, 50, 68
Woolly Bugger, 51, 60-61
wrapping materials, 25

X
X Caddis, 64-65
X Wrap, 54

Y
yarn, 19

Z
Z-Lon, 20
Zug Bug, 50
Zug, Cliff, 50
 
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