Patterns From the West That Work Everywhere
Strike gold in this book of fly patterns, filled with both hot new flies & proven, reliable standards plus tips on how, where, & when to fish these patterns. 964 up-close color photos; 8.5x11 inches, 296 pgs. DVD included.
• Step-by-step instructions for tying the most effective trout flies for rivers across North America
• Hundreds of photographs show top and side views of 626 premier patterns
• DVD with clear instructions on 31 critical fly-tying techniques
Rather than leaving you to struggle with its trickiest fly designs, TROUT FLIES FOR RIVERS includes tying instructions and photos for special tying techniques and special fly patterns. The DVD that comes mounted in a sleeve in the book's cover reinforces that tying instruction as the author, Skip Morris, shows you step-by-step how to efficiently manage thirteen of the most challenging techniques and fly patterns in the book: making a unique wing case and legs for a nymph, tying a hot new fly called the BLM, topping a wing case with epoxy in the style of the ultra-popular Copper John, tying the Morris Emerger, making a buoyant tuft that suspends a nymph in the water, making parachute wings and hackles, making fascinating wings and a parachute hackle from buoyant CDC feathers, making split hackle-fiber tails, forming the rubber-strand abdomen of the unique Oswald's BH Rock Roller, tying the proven but unconventional Mikulak Sedge, making a bullet head of hair, flaring and shaping deer hair to create clean and buoyant hair-bodies and -heads, and tying the trophy-trout-catching Articulated Leech with its lively hinged body.
Every fly tier will strike gold in this book of fly patterns, filled with both hot new flies and proven, reliable standards plus tips on how, where, and when to fish these patterns.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
“Loaded with useful and fresh information, clear and concise tying instructions, and vivid close-up photos and illustrations.” —Dave Whitlock
“Thoughtfully selected, clear and eminently useful compilation of fly patterns and tying instructions.” —Ted Leeson
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Carol Ann Morris and Skip Morris fish and write from their home in Washington State. Carol Ann Morris is a professional photographer and illustrator whose photographs have been published in most of the major fly-fishing magazines, including Gray’s Sporting Journal, Fly Fisherman, American Angler, and Fly Fishing & Tying Journal. Skip Morris is the author of several books and hundreds of magazine articles on tying flies and is the former host of Fly Fish TV.