Synopses & Reviews
An illustrated guide to historical and modern flies.
Whether looking for a back-to-basics approach to fly-tying or a better understanding of its history, The Fly-Fisherand#8217;s Craft is the perfect volume to educate the curious angler as well as to provide tips of the trade. A detailed history of fly-tying and historical flies are coupled with the authorand#8217;s personal modern fly patterns, satisfying the fisherand#8217;s desire for the pastoral and practical.
In The Fly-Fisherand#8217;s Craft, experienced outdoors writer Darrel Martin provides thoroughly researched history and careful instruction accompanied by color photographs throughout. Chapters cover a wide variety of topics, such as:
Tying in antiquity
Hooks and lines
And much more!
In a newly augmented edition, new readers will have the chance to discover the roots of fly fishing and fly tying from antiquity up through the modern era. With forewords by Ted Leeson and by John Betts, both respected angling authors, this book is a complete source for the fly-tier.
About the Author
is a retired professor of Old and Middle English as well as a devoted angler who has fished in over twenty countries across the globe. He has written several books on the subject, including The Fly-Fisher's Companion
, The Fly Fisher's Illustrated Dictionary
, and Fly-Tying Methods
, and has led educational programs on tying and casting all over the world. He resides in Tacoma, Washington.