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The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide
This essential book on fly tying will teach anyone how to tie flies. All the important techniques are illustrated with color photographs, from starting the thread on the hook to whip finishing. The book lays the basic ground work by fully explaining simple tying techniques, and then progresses to detailed tying instructions for some of the most popular, modern patterns. Ho ...more
ebook, 328 pages
Published July 1st 2019 by Lyons Press
(first published July 1st 2001)
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I started fly tying recently after an extended hospital stay. I read this book cover to cover while in the hospital since I wasn’t actually able to tie flies yet and I wanted to familiarize myself with patterns, materials, and techniques. I also read several similar books from other authors/publishers simultaneously. I held off my review until after I’ve tied about 20 flies (5-6) patterns from this book and others. The instructions in this book were much more clear for beginners and contained ev ...more