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Book details
  • SubGenre:Fishing
  • Language:English
  • Pages:136
  • Paperback ISBN:9781483588247

Bob's Fly Tying Tips and Techniques

by Bob Haase

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Bob's Fly Tying Tips and Techniques has tips and information to make your fly tying easier and more fun. There are over 125 illustrated tying tips and many more sub tips scattered throughout the book. There are also chapters on Threads and Thread Control, Organizing Your Tools and Materials, Characteristics and Substitution of Materials, Modifying Fly Patterns and Fly Design, Teaching Others to Tie, and even some Tying Tips for Those That Don't Tie. There are hundreds of fly tying books and resources on the market today, information gathered by experienced, knowledgeable fly tiers over decades. One thing tiers have in common is a passion for a unique art form, at the heart of it, really should appeal to fish. But flies can be beautiful too. This informative book contains original and modified fly patterns that appeal to the fishermenm and fish alike. Each is illustrated with complete tying instructions and related information, and tips learned over the author's 65 years of tying. Whether you're new to the craft or a seasoned pro, "Bob's Fly Tying Tips & Techniques" succeeds in being informative as well as making fly tying easier and more fun.
This book should appeal to anyone that ties flies. It has information for anyone just starting out to someone that has tied for over 50 years. Many of the tips included in this book have been gained from 65 years experience in tying flies and will not be found in other publications. The chapter on threads and thread control provides detailed information on the characteristics of the various threads and how to control the thread during the tying process. This is probably the most important part of the book and not often mentioned in other fly tying books. The chapter on organizing your tying area includes tips and information on the ergonomics of tying to make your tying more comfortable and enjoyable. Bob is a strong promoter of teaching others to tie, especially youth tying programs. The chapter on teaching others to tie provides useful information and tips to make this easier and more effective. You will find a lot of new information in this book that is not commonly found in other books on fly tying. Most tips have color photographs and a detailed description to help the reader understand the procedure. This is a true tips book and even has a few blank pages in the back to record your own tips learned at fly tying shows or online. You will probably want to keep this near your tying area as your fly tying reference book.
About the author
Bob Haase has been tying flies for 65 years. Over that time he has picked up many fly tying tips and techniques that he wanted to share with others. Many of these tips you will not see published anywhere else and should make your fly tying easier and more fun. Besides being an active fly tier, Bob has been active in many clubs and organization related to fishing, hunting, and conservation. He is a representative on the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and serves on the Trout Study Committee. Bob also serves on the Wisconsin Fisheries Advisory Council and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Trout Advisory Team. He hosted a 30 minute weekly radio show called "Outdoor Thursdays" for 12 years on KFIZ radio in Fond du Lac, WI. Bob is also a member of Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association and is currently serving as Vice President. Bob has coordinated a Youth Fly Tying program for Wisconsin Trout Unlimited and through this program over 2,500 kids tie their first fly every year. He is a strong advocate for getting our youth involved in hunting, fishing, environmental projects, and learning about the great outdoors.