FLY DESIGN THEORY & PRACTICE: THE FISHERMAN'S EDGE STYLE
Author: Joe Bruce
Publisher: K & D LIMITED INC, Jul 2002
Joes own creations & modifications of original patterns will help the novice or experienced tier start their creative juices flowing to better apply good sound tying practices to their flies, for any species of fish in cold, warm, or saltwater. 100+ B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 112 pgs.
It is our hope, that through this book you will become not only a better fly tier, but a better observer of nature. Joes opinions have evolved into theories over the years, and as most of his customers will agree, those principles of fly creation have lead to designs that pass the ultimate test they catch fish.
Joes own creations and modifications of original patterns will help the novice or experienced tier start their creative juices flowing to better apply good sound tying practices to their flies, for any species of fish in cold, warm, or saltwater.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
"Here was a guy who actually thought through what he was trying to accomplish with a fly, and then devised a way to make it perform like he envisioned. He was always trying to do things like imitate a specific baitfish, create a certain action, solve a specific fishing problem and the like. He always had a reason for why he tied a fly a certain way, and as far as I could see, he was always right!...There is no doubt in my mind that understanding and using Joe's principles of fly design will make you a better fly tyer, and probably a better fisherman as well." --Hank Holland
"Most books about fly fishing are a feast of information. Not this one. It is a dessert! This is a book to sit down and read when you just want to relax. I promise you will enjoy it." - Lefty Kreh
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joe Bruce, owner of The Fishermans Edge Fly Shop in Baltimore, Maryland, has just finished his fourth book on designing and modifying fly patterns with his edge. Joe gained his experience the best waythrough spending time on the water. An attentive observer of his surroundings, he takes advantage of his discoveries in the way he designs his flies.