Fly Tying for Beginners
Author: Peter Gathercole
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Any angler who takes up the art of fly tying will discover an added dimension to the wonderful sport of fly fishing. This profusely illustrated instruction book shows beginners how to craft 50 professional-looking flies for trout and salmon fishing. Each fly-tying project consists of step-by-step instructions accompanied by close-up photos of the work in progress and a large photo of the finished fly. Beginners will learn how to make dry flies, wet flies, bugs, nymphs, hairwings, and streamers. They'll also get advice on which flies are best for catching which variety of fish. Author Peter Gathercole is the ideal fly-tying instructor, offering a thorough grounding in the core techniques required for fly tying, while assuming no previous knowledge on the reader's part. As he instructs, he also demonstrates that with good guidance and a little practice, every angler can tie a fly that is good enough to fool a fish. More than 500 color photos.
An introduction to fly-tying that assumes no prior knowledge or experience In the same format and by the same author as the best-selling Fly-Tying Bible Full instructions and step by step photographs showing how to tie 50 tried and tested patterns Includes classic wet and dry trout flies as well as nymphs, lures and a range of salmon flies The ability to tie your own flies gives an added dimension to the angler's sport - there is nothing so satisfying as seeing a trout rise, or feeling the tug of a salmon or sea trout, when you are fishing a fly that you not only chose but actually tied yourself. This book is addressed to new-comers to the art and craft of fly-tying and assumes no prior knowledge or experience. It starts by introducing readers to the tools, materials and basic techniques before going on to give clear, foolproof instructions for tying fifty tried and tested patterns ranging from classic dry and wet trout flies to nymphs, hairwings and streamers as well as a selection of salmon flies suitable for use in all conditions. step-by-step photographs showing each stage in the process and the book's spiral binding means that it will lie open on the bench for easy reference, leaving both hands free. As well as suggesting the quarry and conditions for which each fly is suitable, the author also provides advice on how, and at what depth, it should be fished.
Tying Flies With Cdc
Author: Leon Links
Publisher: Stackpole Books
CDC (cul-de-canard) feathers are one of the most popular fly-tying materials. CDC's water-resistant properties make it particularly useful for tying dry flies, emergers, and nymphs, especially in small sizes. Tying Flies with CDC brings together the CDC patterns and tying techniques of creative, innovative fly tiers from around the world. The book gives background on CDC, how it was used in the past and how it is used today, and details aspects of fishing with CDC flies.
The Fly-tying Bible
Author: Peter Gathercole
Publisher: Aurum Press
With a double-page spread devoted to each pattern, featuring step-by-step instructions in full colour, and ring-bound so that it will lie flat on the bench or table top beside the fly-tying vice, this is the ideal reference book for anglers who wish to tie their own versions of the most successful patterns in current use. Peter Gathercole starts with an introduction to fly-tying basics, materials, equipment and techniques. He divides the flies themselves into five categories: Dry Flies, Nymphs and Bugs, Wet Flies, Streamers, and Hairwings and cover patterns that have a proven success record in catching trout, salmon and grayling in rivers and lakes throughout the world. On each spread there is a key indicating which species the fly is designed to attract, a brief description of when and how it should be used, a full-colour photograph of the finished fly indicating the materials used for the body, rib, hackle, etc., the range of hook sizes for which the pattern is suitable and, on the facing page, easy to follow, step-by-step instructions for tying. A craft requiring patience, practice and the right instruction, this comprehensive guide has remained a highly popular choice among fly-fishermen since its original publication in 2003.
For the keen fly fisher who wishes to improve his chances of catching fish, fly tying is a necessity. This book shows you all the procedures necessary to tie a vast range of flies successfully -- popular flies like the Woolly Bugger, Pheasant Tail, Grey Wulff, and more. The authors explain about tools, hooks, and materials, and lead on to the basic skills of fly tying. The techniques learned here will stand you in good stead for all of your future experimentation, even the most complex flies are based on these skills. This book opens up a whole new world in fly fishing, it's time to start tying your own flies.
The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide
Author: Tom Rosenbauer, Henry Ambrose
Publisher: Lyons Press
This essential book on fly tying will teach anyone how to tie flies. All the important techniques are illustrated with color photographs, from starting the thread on the hook to whip finishing. The book lays the basic ground work by fully explaining simple tying techniques, and then progresses to detailed tying instructions for some of the most popular, modern patterns. How to choose and prepare the correct material, and all the necessary tying steps for each fly, are detailed in superb, large, color photographs. Even if you have no previous tying experience, you'll be able to tie dries, nymphs, streamers, saltwater offerings, and bass bugs after just a few sessions with this book. The tier is then advised how to progress to similar patterns using the same basic techniques. Also included is a huge reference of fly patterns--more than four hundred flies from the Orvis catalog are shown in full color, along with their tying recipes and proportions for each one. This book, calling on the Orvis Company's vast resources and teaching experience and written by an author whose name is synonymous with Orvis, is sure to become the bible for fly tyers of all skill levels.
Clear illustrations and photos (83) show you how to tie all 290 patterns in the book which are shown in full color and large size with tying instructions adjacent to each. Best-producing North American flies, including most popular dry, nymph, wet, streamer and bucktail, steelhead, Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon, cut-throat, Alaskan, saltwater, bass, and panfish patterns. Color plates of tying materials, including fur, hackle, thread, etc. Fly pattern index. Fishing tips for most patterns. Printed on heavy, gloss paper stock. Bound for easy opening.
Author: John S. Barr
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Barr is the most successful designer of commercially distributed flies in the world. The Barr Emerger is an unrivaled pattern for western mayfly situations, and the Copper John has evolved into the most popular fly of the millennium. Learn Barr's methods for tying his favorite flies, with step-by-step instructions and clear color photos so even inexperienced tiers can create the Copper John, Barr Emerger, B/C Hopper, Tung Teaser, Slumpbuster, and more.
The Art of Fly Tying
Author: John van Vliet
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Bonus CD-ROM included! From trout to salmon and from panfish to bass, catching fish on a fly that you have tied is exciting and rewarding. A classic for every flyfisherman's library, the easy-to-understand text and hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photographs in The Art of Fly Tying will teach you how to tie flies like an expert. This book will help you choose the right tools, select the right materials, identify aquatic insects and understand the eating habits of your intended catch, and to tie all the basic elements of any fly pattern. The book contains over 200 classic patterns from the original edition as well as 16 new saltwater fly patterns and a new section on saltwater fly tying techniques. Offered in a new easy to use, wire-o binding, the new edition also comes with a companion CD-ROM on which the author demonstrated his tying techniques and instructions live. New, easy-to-use lay-flat wire-o format with CD ROM companion Includes 16 new patterns and a new technique section dedicated to saltwater flies Remains the classic instruction book for beginning and novice flytiers Over 200 classic patterns for beautiful and effective flies
There has long been a divide between flyfishing and coarse fishing - but there is no reason for it! Over 3 million people in Britain fish one way or the other - and there is growing interest in combining these two major areas of the sport.* Existing flyfishers looking for a fresh challenge are already exploring the fun and fresh possibilities of new species.* Coarse anglers are discovering the advantages of catching their favourite species in this exciting and intimate way.The reasons are simple enough: virtually any fish will take a fly, you can see it 'as it happens' and the fight of a fish on a flyrod is nothing short of sensational.This book shows you how to flyfish for each different species: the techniques, the flies, the tackle.Flyfishing for Coarse Fish will appeal to:* fly and coarse fishers wanting to try something new.* those wanting to introduce coarse fishing youngsters to the art of flyfishing, at a fraction of the cost.* those living in areas where flyfishing would not other wise be available, or at such an affordable price.
Monitoring Bathing Waters
Author: Jamie Bartram, Gareth Rees
Publisher: CRC Press
This book, which has been prepared by an international group of experts, provides comprehensive guidance for the design, planning and implementation of assessments and monitoring programmes for water bodies used for recreation. It addresses the wide range of hazards which may be encountered and emphasizes the importance of linking monitoring programmes to effective and feasible management actions to protect human health. It also provides details of sampling and analytical methods. This book will be an invaluable source of information for anyone concerned with monitoring and assessing recreational waters, including field staff. It will also be useful for national and regional government departments concerned with tourism and recreation, and for students and special interest groups.
Describes freshwater and saltwater fly fishing equipment, techniques, and species, and includes diagrams, photographs, and charts
Provides a clear & straightforward answer to the problem, as he takes the beginner step by step through the basic techniques of fly tying. An initial section on tools, hooks & materials is followed by detailed instruction on such skills as dubbing, winding a hackle, tying leaded flies & lures, as well as techniques for tying set-fly & dry-fly wings & streamer wings -- all the time using proven patterns as examples. There are also sections on specific body materials, eyes & less conventional patterns using more specialized materials & techniques. This instructive book will prove invaluable to all novice fly fishermen.
The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the history of a sport that dates back 2,000 years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting-edge materials. Among the countless fly patterns created over the centuries, these 50 have been carefully chosen to represent the development not only of the flies themselves, but also of fly-fishing techniques—and of rods, lines, and reels. These iconic flies also chart the spread of this addictive sport from its modern origins on the chalk streams of southern England and the rivers of Scotland to the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia, and now to every country in the world. Filled with profiles of the key characters involved, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies is a fascinating companion to the evolution of this fascinating sport.
This book is intended as an introductory text for students studying a wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoo biology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful to zookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, how zoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservation law. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling and transportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and the educational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitor behaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos in the conservation of species in the wild and in species reintroductions. This book takes an international perspective and includes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Visit www.wiley.com/go/rees/zoo to access the artwork from the book.