The definitive guide to tying the most successful & productive freshwater & saltwater flies of all time. While there are thousands of flies available to anglers, many of the most popular are those that, by virtue of their fish-catching ability & unique construction methods, have stood the test of time. This indispensable resource features twenty quintessential fly patterns, including the Parachute Adams, Clouser Minnow, & Woolly Bugger. With detailed chapters exploring the history of & variations on each fly, interviews with fly originators, & step-by-step tying “recipes” & instructions, this is the perfect reference book for fly tiers of all abilities. Published in association with The Orvis Company
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tom Rosenbauer is a lifelong fly fisher & has been named 2011 Angler of the Year by Fly Rod & Reel Magazine. The list of recent winners—including John Betts, Bruce Richards, Ted Leeson, Yvon Chouinard, & Tom McGuane—is evidence of the experience & level of expertise required to earn this honor.
Tom has taught tens of thousands of anglers everything from how to tie on a fly to the best way to fool the most finicky trout. He has hosted fly-fishing shows on TV & his podcast, “The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide,” is one of the most popular outdoor titles on iTunes. He has worked with The Orvis Company in Vermont for more than 30 years. Rosenbauer is the author of countless magazine articles, & ten books including: The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, which between 1984 & 2007 sold more than 300,000 copies; & The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide, published in 2003, has sold 18,000 copies.