Teaches how to fish soft hackles in any stream & provides many of the best patterns with tying instructions & materials lists. Includes 10 new chapters on tiny soft hackles & how to tie them w/ color photos. 16 pg. color section, 29 B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 224 pgs.
This classic introduced the soft-hackled fly to North America in the 1970s. Includes tips on using the fly successfully in any stream.
* 61 fly patterns: Partridge and Orange, Iron Blue Dun, and many more historically proven flies
* Ten new chapters on tiny soft hackles and how to tie them
* New color photos of 38 tiny soft hackles
Sylvester Nemes is singlehandedly responsible for the popularity of the soft-hackled fly in American fly fishing today. The Soft-Hackled Fly, Nemes's first book, written in 1975, was the catalyst for the resurgence. Now revised with ten new chapters on tiny flies and full-color photos, Nemes shares colorful experiences at home and abroad, the history of the soft-hackled fly, and illustrated step-by-step instructions for tying the flies. He also describes his technique of fishing the flies.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
On Sylvester Nemes and his books:
"Sylvester Nemes is or ought to be known as the practitioner, patron saint, and propagandist of the soft-hackled fly." --Christopher Camuto, Gray's Sporting Journal
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sylvester Nemes is author of The Soft-Hackled Fly Addict (0-8117-1671-6) and Two Centuries of Soft-Hackled Flies (0-8117-0048-8). He lives in Bozeman, Montana.