Newcomers and experienced fly tiers alike will find that The Fly Tier’s Companion is a must-have book that both teaches and expands. With 180 fly patterns in both classic and more modern styles and lists of required materials and instructions on how to tie them, everyone is made to feel welcome in the wonderful world of fly tying. The book itself covers everything the amateur and the professional could want, featuring sections on nymphs, dry flies, wet flies, lures and streamers, steelhead flies, sea-trout flies, tube flies, and even waddingtons. All the ties were tied by Bev Harper-Smith, and the gorgeous photographs were taken by Mike Dawes himself.
With big, clearly labeled instructions, The Fly Tier’s Companion is useful for everyone, from the amateur fisherman looking to up his game to the professional fly tier looking for a new avenue to try. As a sequel to Mike Dawe’s masterful book The Fly Tier’s Manual, this book expands on the techniques laid out within its pages. With brilliant flies from around the world, you’ll be tying beautiful flies and catching big fish in no time at all.
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