BOOK OF FLY PATTERNS: OVER 1000 PATTERNS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ARTIFICIAL FLIES
Author: Eric Leiser
Publisher: SKYHORSE, Mar 2012
Details the tying recipes for 1,000 of the most effective & popular flies for fresh- & saltwater with new tricks & improved procedures; 130 silhouette illustrations showing the correct proportions of the patterns; full-color plates of more than 300 patterns with a good discussion of hooks & materials as well. 250 color illus & 275 B&W photos; 10x9 inches, 384 pgs.
A Milestone in angling literature: the most complete and practical pattern book ever compiled for the fly tyer and angler, a lavishly illustrated catalogue of recipes for the most effective and popular flies that are fished in fresh and salt water. Drawing on the designs and innovations of the best fly tyers past and present, Eric Leiser, a master fly tyer and teacher and author of the immensely popular Complete Book of Fly Tying, gives us a consistent representation and interpretation of more than 1,000 classic and contemporary fly patterns. Here, as well, is all the information (hook sizes, materials, etc.) needed in order to dress the pattern in the manner intended by its originator, with professional tips for solving specific problems. Anyone who can tie a simple dry or wet fly will need this book.
-- More than 1,000 patterns for all manner of surface and subsurface flies (including dry flies, terrestrials, caddis flies, midges, spinners, parachute flies, stoneflies, wet flies, emergers, and nymphs, as well as attractor patterns and bait fish imitations) that are fished for trout, salmon, steelhead, bass, tarpon, bonefish, and many others
-- More than 400 black-and-white drawings and photographs showing new tricks and improved procedures for solving specific tying problems
-- More than 130 silhouette drawings showing the correct proportions of flies
-- Twelve plates in full color, showing more than 300 flies (including photographs showing how certain dry flies appear to the trout)
-- A useful discussion of different types of hooks
-- A glossary of materials, including the very latest innovations (what it is, whether it "breathes," floats, or sinks; where it can be obtained; what can be substituted for it)
-- A glossary of fly-tying terms
-- A list of dealers for fly-tying materials
-- A bibliography of fly-tying books
An indispensable reference and a classic work of its kind, The Book of Fly Patterns is a must for every professional and amateur fly tyer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Eric Leiser, a master fly tyer, teacher, and expert on the materials of the craft, is the author of The Complete Book of Fly Tying, Fly Tying Materials, and The Metz Book of Hackle, as well as coauthor with Larry Solomon of The Caddis and the Angler and with Robert H. Boyle of Stoneflies for the Angler. He is on the board of United Fly Tyers, an active member of Theodore Gordon Fly Fishers and Trout Unlimited, and a life member of the Federation of Fly Fishermen. Born in Brooklyn, he now lives in Wappingers Falls, New York.