STILLWATER FLIES: HOW AND WHEN TO FISH THEM. By John Goddard. With  contributions by Syd Brock, Bob Carnill, Bob Church, John Ketley and Dick  Walker and illustrated by Ted Andrews.

STILLWATER FLIES: HOW AND WHEN TO FISH THEM. By John Goddard. With contributions by Syd Brock, Bob Carnill, Bob Church, John Ketley and Dick Walker and illustrated by Ted Andrews.

FLIES: THEIR ORIGIN, NATURAL HISTORY, TYING, HOOKS, PATTERNS AND  SELECTIONS... By J. Edson Leonard.

FLIES: THEIR ORIGIN, NATURAL HISTORY, TYING, HOOKS, PATTERNS AND SELECTIONS... By J. Edson Leonard.

FLY-TYING METHODS. By Darrel Martin.

1987 1st UK edition. Large 4to (280 x 222mm). Ppxii,276. Colour plates, b/w photographs, illustrations. Black cloth-backed boards.

An innovative and pioneering fly-tying book, currently out-of-print and difficult to find. Looks in detail at the natural fly, at fly-tying tools and materials, and in particular at dubbing and hackling methods, woven and wrapped bodies, hair-spinning, spun marabou and herl bodies. Chapters include: tying tackle and trim; The vice; The fly hook; Feathers and fluff; Hairs and furs; The insect and the plant; The naturals; The way of a fly - a preface to a theory of tying; Art of the fly; Fly-tying proportions; Hook and thread; Dubbing methods; The hackling methods; The head; The float body; The furled body; The Langley wing-loop method; The needle-body method; The Olsson parachute method; Wax bath methods for stripped peacock herl; The weaves and wraps; The spun Marabou method; The spun Zonker method; The spun herl method; The stem-loop parachute method; The single-thread hair spinning method; The extended body; The imitations (step by step instructions for a variety of patterns *), 34 pages. The Complete Tyer: The streamside tyer; Sans-vice tying; The spinning knot. * "The following patterns, both traditional and novel, were selected because they gather into a single text a remarkable variety of methods and skills. By blending methods and substituting materials even a greater variety of patterns may be created. Most of the included patterns require only a modicum of skill. And the instructional detail is extensive enough so that even the complex patterns are clear. No tyer should become lost in a maze of methods and materials."
£20.00
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Book Code
910
More Information
Author Martin (Darrel).
Book Code 910
ISBN 0715391321 / 0715391321
Book Description Slight browning to end-papers and edges but very good in chipped dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1987
Publisher David and Charles.
Place Newton Abbot, Devon.