Figuring Out Flies: A Practical Guide
In the past three decades, fly fishing has experienced explosive growth in popularity and in the breadth of its application. Once widely assumed to ... Show synopsis In the past three decades, fly fishing has experienced explosive growth in popularity and in the breadth of its application. Once widely assumed to frequent only trout streams, fly fishers now pursue warm water species such as bass and pike, saltwater species ranging from bonefish to sharks, and even carp. With this explosive growth has come a dizzying array of fly types and designs that can leave any angler, whether novice or expert, befuddled by the sheer variety. "All about Flies" is the perfect antidote to this confusion. Formerly titled Figuring Out Flies, it is completely revised and updated. It is a clear and concise guide to the rich range of possibilities that confront the modern angler, and describes all the important fly innovations that confront the angler at the start of this millennium. It addresses everything from origin of flies, the materials that go into tying flies to descriptions of both the historic and modern design innovations and their relevance to the angler. Novice and expert alike will find much of value in this book.