TWENTY SALMON FLIES: TYING TECHNIQUES FOR MASTERING THE CLASSIC PATTERNS
Author: Michael D. Radencich
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jan 2010
Features in depth & detail the full range of classic salmon fly patterns from the simplest to the most complex. The twenty patterns together build on styles, types, materials, elements, & techniques. Learn to tie these 20 & youll master the craft & the art of classic salmon fly tying. HC w/ DVD, 822 color photos, 24 B&W illus; 8.5x11 inches, 220 pgs, DVD 120 min.
Each chapter successively presents patterns that are more and more complex. Chapter one introduces very simple Spey and Dee styles, strip wings with a few elements. Move on to simple upright wing flies, working with full feathers and married wing styles. A chapter focuses on flies with multiple body divisions and another is devoted to Trahernes exquisite (and challenging) Victorian classics. Once youve mastered these 20, youll be able to tie any classic salmon pattern.
Michael Radencich covers the classic patterns developed and fished throughout the nineteenth century and new patterns, modern variations developed in the last two decades. To further reinforce skills, Radencich has produced a two-hour DVD and has included an appendix of 100 patterns culled from his collection of sources. Whether youre a beginning classic salmon fly tier or more experienced with the classics, youll find Radencichs newest book and DVD an inspiring and challenging reference.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
Building on his first book, Tying the Classic Salmon Fly, Radencich provides an in-depth look at all the ingredients and methods for tying these flies. Fly Fisherman
* 2-hour DVD showing key techniques
* Appendix with 100 classic patterns
* Broad range of patterns and tying techniques from simple to complex
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael D. Radencich has been tying classic salmon flies for twenty years. He is author of Classic Salmon Fly Materials and Tying the Classic Salmon Fly. He currently produces websites and develops interactive DVDs. He lives in Weatherby, Missouri.