Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple

(*NOTE: Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple has recently gone out of print. Second-hand copies may be available on Amazon or
at second-hand book stores.)

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple

America's best-selling fly-tying book for beginners...

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple—here's the grandaddy of fly-tying books for beginners. The proof is in the reprints—twenty-three to date. It's a rare fly-tying book that even gets to its third printing.

This book has been adjusted and updated from time to time over the years making it ever-better.

First-time tiers wanted, no experience needed...

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple takes you patiently by the hand and walks you through the tying of fifteen excellent fly designs, from the elemental to the challenging—such flies as the Woolly Bugger, Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear, Pheasant Tail nymph, Partridge and Orange Soft Hackle, Adams, and Parachute Light Cahill.

The first chapter teaches you the techniques needed to start tying your first fly, and as you progress through the book, each chapter builds on the previous one, so you learn the techniques and lessons in the first chapters that you'll need for the following chapters (and for the rest of your life, for that matter).

Do you have a fly tying problem? Skip shows you the solution...

There are sections throughout Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple titled "Problems, Solutions, and Suggestions" that help you figure out how to work out a snag or mistake when you run into one, and how to avoid them in the future.

These sections are a boon for the beginner.

And once you're through all the chapters, there's more...

At the end of the book is a collection of excellent fly dressings you can tie using your new skills.

These fly patterns were specifically selected for this book because the techniques you learned can be applied to tying any of these additional patterns.

Here are some sample pages from the book...

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple Tying Steps

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple Tying Steps

Above: sample step-by-step tying pages, the kind provided for each of the fifteen main flies. Clear, detailed tying instructions, plenty of color photos and captions, and sections on how to improve—or save—a tying step are included.

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple Illustrations

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple Additional Patterns

Top left: illustrations help clarify tying techniques and expand on the photos
and captions.

Top right: included is a collection of additional fly designs you now know how to tie.

You can't find a better book to teach you,

right from the start, how to tie flies.

This book is:

  • a collection of fifteen flies tied step-by-step, with twenty-seven additional fly patterns at the back

  • spiral-softbound (excellent for the tying bench—lies flat)

  • 8 1/2 x 11 inches, all color and 80 pages

  • priced at $19.95

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