Newcomers to the wonderful world of fly tying should look no further than The Fly Tier’s Manual for all their needs. Written by the incredibly talented Mike Dawes, who has been tying flies and fishing in Hampshire for decades and runs International Fly, largely considered one of the best manufacturers of commercially tied flies in the world, this book is a must have for fly fishers of all skill levels. this is the perfect book for the novice with an interest in the deeper parts of the fishing world. Mike Dawes’s book contains 300 line drawings, 200 color photographs, and covers nearly 400 different varieties of fly patterns that include nymphs, dry flies, wet flies, lures, and streamers. The Fly Tier’s Manual also covers the basics of what materials you’ll need, what equipment to buy, and even the basics of how to fish with each of the ties that you’ll tie. A perfect textbook for new students, a perfect activity for fathers and sons to do together, everything that an amateur needs to become a professional is covered in this book. Pair it with The Fly Tier’s Companion for the ultimate, expansive education in the proud tradition of fly fishing.
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