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Fly tying is a wonderful way to both save money on acquiring flies as well as to develop certain niche flies that are designed for particular fly fishing conditions or waters. Fly tying is also an excellent way to pass the time away when you get bored. Of course, fly tying does take some time to learn. And that is where a good fly tying book or two can be of immense value. Even intermediate fly tiers can improve their fly tying skill and knowledge by having some of the more comprehensive fly tying pattern books.

So, if you tie your own flies or would like to, browse through the surprisingly large selection of fly tying books that are available.

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Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying : Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying is a modern course in fly-tying fundamentals covering the essential tools, materials, and techniques needed to tie a wide range of popular flies. With 1,000 photos, Craven covers cutting-edge techniques for the more tried-and-true classics, such as the Royal Wulff, Adams, and Hare’s Ear, and shares innovative approaches to current patterns such as the Brassie, RS2, and Copper John. 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.    Buy at Amazon.Com

Essential Trout Flies : A core list of flies that will catch trout anywhere, in every season, this collection includes the most important patterns in a wide range of styles, from dry flies to streamers. The tying steps for each pattern are illustrated in step-by-step photos with detailed captions, followed by photos and recipes for the six most useful variations-217 patterns in all. Each chapter features a description of the insect the pattern imitates as well as expert information on how and when to fish the fly. Dave Hughes is among the most widely published authors in fly fishing.    Buy at Amazon.Com

Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple : Expert tier Skip Morris shows how easy it is to tie excellent flies in this all-color book. Over 220 color photographs show all the techniques you need to know. 73 different materials in color plus 27 tools. Clear, precise advice tells you how to do it step-by-step as well as pointing out difficulties and explaining how to overcome them! Dries, wets, streamers, nymphs, etc., included so that you can tie virtually any pattern.    Buy at Amazon.Com

The Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying : The first 25 pages of this oversized, hardcover spiral-bound book are filled with fly-tying techniques, the last 164 pages are cut horizontally across the page. The top half of the page shows tying steps for numerous patterns, and includes references to techniques that are explained step by step in the bottom half. Now you are free to look at the fly you are tying, while getting detailed instructions on a specific technique required for that fly. This groundbreaking book is sure to thrill all fly tiers    Buy at Amazon.Com

The Fly Tier's Benchside Reference : Features over 3,000 color photos and over 400,000 words describing and showing, step-by-step, hundreds of fly-tying techniques! Leeson and Schollmeyer have collaborated to produce this masterful volume which will be the standard fly-tying reference book for the entire trout-fishing world. Through enormous effort on their part they bring to all who love flies and fly fishing a wonderful compendium of fly-tying knowledge. 3,000+ Color photos, indexed, dust jacket; 8.5x11 inches, 464 pgs.    Buy at Amazon.Com

The Fly-Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies in Step-by-Step Photograph : Each of 100 fly patterns is presented in a two-page spread: an enlarged photo and textual description on the left-hand page, complemented with a set of step-by-step, clearly captioned photos on the facing page. In addition, fishing enthusiasts will find sections on fly-tying tools and materials plus general instructions for getting started.    Buy at Amazon.Com

Trout Flies for the 21st Century: Over 200 Essential Patterns That Catch Fish Anywhere : Following in the footsteps of the highly touted Stewart & Allen fly-pattern series, and endorsed by Fly Tyer magazine, this extensive trout-fly pattern collection presents 200 recipes for everything trout love: wet flies, dry flies, emergers, nymphs, terrestrials, attractors, and streamers. Master tyer Dick Talleur has collected pattern recipes from across the country, many from professional fishing guides, and thrown in a ton of classic patterns as he ties them. With beautiful full-color photographs of each completed fly and, in some cases, technical photos of crucial tying steps, this book delivers a lifetime’s worth of must-do patterns for the trout chaser.    Buy at Amazon.Com

TROUT FLIES: The Tier's Reference : The definitive trout fisherman's standard reference for tying flies to catch fish, this book features 1,445 color photos and explicit captions that draw upon the author's vast and varied experience.    Buy at Amazon.Com

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