Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying

Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish

$39.95

Learn to tie 17 popular nymphs, dry flies, and streamers • Master fundamental tying techniques in a series of practical lessons
Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying is a modern course in fly-tying fundamentals covering the essential tools, materials, and techniques to tie a wide range of popular flies. With 1,000 photos, Craven covers cutting-edge techniques for the more tried-and-true classics, such as the Royal Wulff, Adams, and Hare’s Ear, and shares innovative approaches to current patterns such as the Brassie, RS2, and Copper John.
With clear, concise text Craven provides tips and techniques from his over thirty years of tying flies for fly shops on Colorado’s Front Range. This book is built on Craven’s successful fly-tying classes, which start out with simple flies and work toward more complex patterns, all the while teaching techniques and introducing materials by tying popular patterns for Eastern and Western streams that catch fish. This series of lessons show how flies build on one another, enabling readers to tie a wide range of patterns simply by breaking them down into parts, as Craven illustrates with his meticulous directions to fingerbusters like Copper Johns, Stimulators, and Humpies.
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