Fly tying is the process of producing an artificial fly to be used by anglers to catch fish via means of fly fishing. Fly tying requires some basic equipment, the appropriate materials for the fly pattern being tied and a fly pattern to follow or replicate. Fly tying equipment enables the fly tyer to efficiently and effectively assemble and secure the materials on the hook. Flying materials were originally limited to various furs, feathers, threads and hooks. Today there many different types of natural and synthetic materials used to tie flies. Fly patterns represent the “recipe” required to create the fly--what hook size(s) types to use, what materials are to be used, what colors, in what sequence and by what methods are they assembled on the hook. These are the elements of fly patterns. Of patterns, there are thousands.
This vintage manual provides well over 400 pages of instruction and illustrations pertaining to the art of fly tying. A great way to learn the craft of fly tying for personal use or as a profitable - money making hobby.