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1.
Pop Fleyes : Bob Popvic's Approach to Saltwater Fly Design
by Ed Jaworowski, Bob Popovics

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Hardcover - 136 pages
(January 2001)
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This is the first and only book available on the tier whose techniques with epoxy and silicone revolutionized saltwater fly tying. The family of flies Bob Popovics developed over the last three decades (dubbed "Pop Fleyes," a spelling that incorporates part of his last name with the fact that eyes... Read more

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Essential Trout Flies
by Dave Hughes

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Paperback - 96 pages
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If fly-fishing were run like baseball, at the entrance to every river, stream, lake, and pond you'd find a vendor with a stack of Essential Trout Flies shouting, "You can't tell the flies without a scorecard." Since it's not, you'll just have to pick up a copy before your next outing on the water.... Read more

3.
The Fly Tier's Benchside Reference
by Ted Leeson, Jim Schollmeyer

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Frank Amato Pubns
Hardcover - 464 pages
(November 13, 1998)
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George R. O'Connor, December 11, 1998 5 of 5 stars
Every dressing technique I've ever heard of is here!

This is not a book that provides patterns and technique; this is a book of techniques that may be applied to patterns.

This wonderful book has very clear illustrations of just about every dressing technique I've ever seen, or heard of, or wondered about. The most obscure technique for winging I know... Read more


4.
Saltwater Fly Patterns
by Lefty Kreh

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The Lyons Press
Paperback - 224 pages
Rev/augmnt edition (May 1995)
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A reviewer, March 29, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Simply the best definitive source on the subject I've found
Lefty has provided to both the amateur and seasoned angler a detailed but "plain language" styled guide to the identification, pattern (with recipe) and use of those salt water flies he (Lefty) has found to be both sucessful and productive in the art of saltwater and "flats" Fly... Read more


5.
Wet Flies : Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackles, Winged and Wingless Wets, and Fuzzy Nymphs
by Dave Hughes, Richard Bunse(Illustrator)

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Hardcover - 240 pages
(March 1995)
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A reviewer, November 4, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Wet Flies : Tying and Fishing Soft-Hackles, Winged and Wingl
This is THE essential book on soft hackled, wet and nymph flies for fishing. If you go after fish by fishing flies below the surface, this is THE reference book to have. Good instructions and photographs throughout with color plates of the flies covered in the book. Read more


6.
Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple
by Skip Morris, et al

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Frank Amato Pubns
Spiral-bound - 80 pages
(September 1992)
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Colin J Dougherty, December 28, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Appropriate Title for an Excellent Book
I recently received this book as a gift when I decided to take up fly-tying. Thanks to Mr. Morris' simple, clear instruction, I was able to complete the first two flies in the book (my first two flies ever) quickly and easily. He has succeeded in making what can seem to be such an intimidating... Read more


7.
Good Flies : Favorite Trout Patterns and How They Got That Way
by John Gierach, Barry Glickman(Illustrator)

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Hardcover - 179 pages
(November 2000)
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It's easy to forget that in between his collections of essays, John Gierach has published a number of slender volumes, each devoted to a single aspect of fly-fishing and usually of a more technical nature. Flyfishing the High Country and Fishing Bamboo come to mind. Some readers may grouse that... Read more

8.
The Complete Book of Fly Tying
by Eric Leiser

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Knopf
Hardcover - 256 pages
(November 1977)
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Here at last is a book for fly tiers, beginners and experts alike, that provides foolproof directions for tying all types of flies. In this book even the beginner knows where he is during every step in the process, from the moment he ties in the waxed thread until he ties off the fly with the whip... Read more

9.
Innovative Saltwater Flies
by Bob Veverka, et al

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Hardcover - 208 pages
(January 1999)
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& 100 color photos & 8 x 11. Patterns and recipes for 271 flies from 37 top innovators. & Profiles and photos of the tiers and their flies & Flies for Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Mexico, the Caribbean On Michael Radencich's color plates of flies: " . . . I'm out of superlatives for his work."... Read more

10.
TROUT FLIES: The Tier's Reference
by Dave Hughes

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Hardcover - 480 pages
1 Ed edition (May 1999)
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*1,445 color photos
* 8 x 11
* Step-by-step tying instructions for 500 trout flies
* Sequential color photos of each step
* Chapters on tying techniques, tools, and materials

"If I can't have Dave Hughes at my shoulder while I'm tying (or while I'm fishing, for there's valuable onstream advice here,... Read more


11.
A.K's Fly Box
by A. K. Best, John Gierach(Introduction)

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Hardcover - 208 pages
(February 1996)
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Well-known to readers of John Gierach as that author's occasional sidekick on western trout streams, A.K. Best wades into the deep waters of the angling library himself with an authoritative and instructional look at fly-tying. Best details the tying methods for his own popular creations as well as... Read more

12.
Flies for Trout
by Dick Stewart, Farrow Allen(Contributor)

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The Lyons Press
Paperback - 96 pages
(July 1993)
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A reviewer, December 10, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Flys for Trout
This has been one of my key references in tying flys for my fishing in Michigan and Colorado. The instructions are clear, and color photos are excellent. I particularily liked the variety of patterns. Read more


13.
The Art of Fly Tying
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Creative Publishing international
Software
Cd-Rom edition (June 1999)
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jiml5, October 3, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Fly Tying Cookbook
This book is great to see step by step how to tie flies. The pictures are well done. It is easy to see what is going on at each step. You can even determine lengths of materials from measuring against hook length. The book leaves very little to guessing. What you guess is really more of a show of... Read more


14.   Dyeing and Bleaching Natural Fly-Tying Materials
by A. K. Best, John Gierach(Illustrator)

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The Lyons Press
Hardcover - 144 pages
(April 1993)
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15.
Trout Flies, Proven Patterns
by Gary LaFontaine, Powell Swanser(Illustrator)

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Greycliff Pub Co
Hardcover - 280 pages
(December 1994)
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LaFontaine's landmark book Caddisflies set the standard for taking a scientific approach to the sport of catching trout on a fly. In Trout Flies: Proven Patterns, he combines observation with a deep understanding of entomology to examine the art of fly tying. This large, attractive volume boasts... Read more

16.
Carrie Stevens : Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies
by Graydon R. Hilyard, et al

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Hardcover - 162 pages
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85 color photos, 85 b/w photos 8 x 11

"No tier of that period was as creative in designing patterns or tied better quality, more lifelike streamers than Mrs. Stevens. This biography has been carefully researched and beautifully written."- Keith Fulsher, master fly tier, originator of the Thunder... Read more


17.
Caddisflies
by Gary Lafontaine

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Hardcover - 240 pages
(1994)
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Hailed as a classic almost as soon as it came out in the early 1980s, this combination of entomology and fly-fishing instruction puts a small insect--the caddis fly--under the microscope to help anglers get big results on the water. Misunderstood for years, LaFontaine explains why caddis should be... Read more

18.
Micropatterns : Tying and Fishing the Small Fly
by Darrel Martin, et al

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The Lyons Press
Paperback - 336 pages
(April 1999)
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George R. O'Connor, April 24, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
More on the midge than most know....
The Lyons Press is on a roll. Micropatterns is thorough and detailed in every way. This book compares well with the Fly Tyers Benchside Reference (Frank Amato press) for the clarity of prose and depth of detail. I believe a new genre has arrived.

Mr. Martin has everything from scanning electron... Read more


19.
The Art of Fly Tying (The Hunting & Fishing Library)
by John Van Vliet, John Van Vliet

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Hardcover - 128 pages
Spiral edition (1994)
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jiml5, October 3, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Fly Tying Cookbook
This book is great to see step by step how to tie flies. The pictures are well done. It is easy to see what is going on at each step. You can even determine lengths of materials from measuring against hook length. The book leaves very little to guessing. What you guess is really more of a show of... Read more


20.   Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing
by Joseph D., Jr. Bates

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Hardcover - 416 pages
Reprint edition (August 1995)
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A reviewer, March 3, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
Great Teaching Style, Comprehensive Reference!
Bates has an enjoyable teaching style. He teaches how streamers work, how to select them, and the techniques for fishing them through fictionalized accounts of anglers interacting over a several day period.

This is the most comprehensive reference on classic streamer patterns you will find, with... Read more


21.   Tying Dry Flies : The Complete Dry Fly Instruction and Pattern Manual (Flyfishing Reference)
by Randall Kaufmann, Mike Stidham(Illustrator)

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Western Fishermans Pr
Paperback - 144 pages
Revised edition (July 1995)
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Though not always easy, of the many fly fishing methods, dry-fly fishing is the easiest. This full-color book offers dry-fly fishing tips, entomology, historical information, plus shows you how to tie the world's most popular dry-flies with over 850 step-by-step color photos. Through 26... Read more

22.   The Art of Tying the Bass Fly : Flies for Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and Pan Fish
by Skip Morris, Richard Bunse(Illustrator)

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Frank Amato Pubns
Paperback - 88 pages
Spiral edition (November 1996)
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Anglers around the world love the European-bred brown trout, and even if it isn't your favorite species, chances are you still like to hook these voracious piscivores whenever possible. Author Chris Francis presents his own obsession as a primer for others who would like to learn more about these... Read more

23.
Hooks for the Fly
by William E. Schmidt

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Paperback - 119 pages
(September 2000)
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475 illustrations 11 x 8 The most complete and current guide to fly-tying hooks Cross reference and characteristic charts for all major manufacturers This new fully-illustrated guide will wind up on every serious fly tier's bench. It lists all the styles of hooks by all the major manufacturers and... Read more

24.
Tying Saltwater Flies : 12 of the Best
by Deke Meyer, Deke Myer

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Frank Amato Pubns
Paperback - 32 pages
(August 1996)
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25.
40 Best Trout Flies
by Robert H. Alley

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Frank Amato Pubns
Paperback - 68 pages
(January 1997)
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Although this is just one man's opinion of the best all-around trout flies to carry in a single fly box (albeit a large one), the nymphs, dries, wets, and streamers covered here will be familiar to most North American fly-fishers. What list wouldn't have the gold ribbed hare's ear and pheasant tail... Read more

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