Being able to tie your own flies gives an added
dimension to the already absorbing hobby of
fly fishing. This foolproof book is a complete
guide to making 50 versatile flies for trout and
• Each featured fly includes an explanation of
its component parts, from threads and yarns
to beads, tinsels, and feathers. A full-page
photograph of each fly is also presented.
• Clear instructions allow you to master the core
techniques quickly, and detailed photographs take
you through every stage of the process, from
dubbing the body to fixing the hook.
• Learn how to make sturdy dry flies, wet flies,
bugs, nymphs, hairwings, and streamers. Each
entry indicates where the fly should sit in the
water, and which fish it is best suited to catch.
PETER GATHERCOLE is one of Britain's leading fly dressers, and he is also a
popular photographer and author of articles and books on game fishing. His
work has appeared in Trout and Salmon and many other magazines, and his
previous books include The Sotheby's Guide To Fly Fishing for Trout, Catch
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