Everything beginning and intermediate tyers need to know to tie the flies that bass and panfish find irresistible.
From the basic equipment every fly tyer needs on his or her bench to the subtle tips and tricks that mean the difference between a look and a take, master fly tyer and author Jerry Darkes draws on years of experience to show what we need to make an essential array of flies for bass and panfish.
Darkes discusses the primary fish species that fall under the bass and panfish umbrella, considers the waters where these fish are found, and presents the equipment and flies used to catch them. He then reviews the tools, materials, and techniques need to tie both surface and subsurface flies and helpfully introduces the notion of fly templates. Once a beginning tyer masters a given design template, adjustments and changes can then be made to create or adapt new patterns.
Jerry Darkes is a well-known Great Lakes area fly fisherman and guide who has more than forty years of experience in fresh and salt water. He has been featured in several books and films about Great Lakes area fly fishing, and he has authored numerous articles on a variety of fly fishing subjects. He is also a fly tyer with numerous patterns to his credit and is recognized as a speaker and instructor throughout the area.
Fly Tyer's Guide to Tying Essential Bass and Panfish Flies- Jerry Darkes- spiral bound- 103 pages
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