Leland on Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying
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 that catch fish in Eastern and Western streams. 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. Craven illustrates the progression with his meticulous directions to fingerbusters like Copper Johns, Stimulators, and Humpies. 1,000 color photos; 8.5 x 11 inches, 288 pgs.
- Learn to tie 17 popular nymphs, dry flies, and streamers
- Master fundamental tying techniques in a series of practical lessons