MASTERS OF FLYTYING: #3 IN THE FISH & GAME NEW ZEALAND COLLECTION
Author: Bob South, Editor
Publisher: HALCYON PRESS, Dec 2005
McDowell, Church, & Carty combine to present the background, materials, & tying instructions for 23 different patterns, all of which are proven trout catchers in New Zealand & around the globe. List of materials & textual tying instructions for each w/color photos of finished products, color t/out; 5.5x8.5 inches, 124 pgs.
Masters of Flytying is, as the title suggests, a book about tying flies. It calls on the expertise of three of the best in the world at this craft - Ngongotaha's Hugh McDowell, Turangi's Peter Church, & Murchison's Peter Carty. This intrepid trio have combined over the last 13 1/2 years & 72 issues of Fish & Game New Zealand magazine to produce a regular Master of Tying column, which is devoured by many of the more than 200,000 enthusiasts who read the publication & who have fallen to the rather innocuous, but esoteric 'art' that is creating your own flies.
McDowell has had his flies featured in Patterns of the Masters, The Art of the Trout Fly & Fly Patterns and Complete Guide to NZ Trout Lures. He is author of a book New Zealand Fly-Tying.
Church is a universally respected angtler, guide, & tier, once ranked by an elite American flyfishing magazine as one of the top five guides in the world.
Carty, the only of the three still guiding fulltime, is recognized as one of the world's premier contemporary flytiers, having been published in John Roberts' book, orld's Best Trout Flies. Carty also is one of Umpqua Feather Merchant's flytying consultants, having developed a host of patterns used internationally, among the Carty's Coloburiscus, Carty's Passion Vine Hopper, Carty's Onisigaster Nymph, The Mountain Mayfly, & Carty's Stonefly.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Flyfishing is first of all a contrived act of high deceit & low fakery aimed at creating an illusion that a bent pin adorned with assorted fluff is something good to eat." --Robert Trevor