Flies for Alaska: a guide to buying & tying by Anthony J. Route

By Anthony J. Route

The spouse quantity to Tony Route’s renowned "Flyfishing Alaska," this e-book is helping the reader opt for and tie the flies had to take trout, char, and salmon all through Alaska. Tony has selected forty six confirmed flies in line with his years of event flyfishing Alaska’s rivers, lakes, and saltwater. short tying directions are given for every fly, and the publication is full of anecdotes and fishing suggestion that make it effortless for the vacationing flyfisher to grasp which flies to take and the way to fish them.

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The flat surface of the mallard feather causes it to wobble and plane differently than a traditional streamer, and this undoubtedly has something to do with its attractiveness. 030'' lead THREAD:Red and white TAIL:Unraveled silver mylar tubing BODY:Silver mylar tubing THROAT:Red calf tail UNDERWING:Blue over white calf tail OVERWING:Single mallard flank feather laid flat 1. Cover the hook shank with lead from directly above the hook point to a distance of two eye-widths behind the eye of the hook.

However, if you prefer to fish Alaska with a lot of patterns, you would be thoroughly prepared if you carried the 46 patterns found here. Flyfishers between those extremesthose looking for a few patterns to round out their salmon fly assortment or those figuring out which streamers to take to Alaska this yearwill also find this book valuable. Fly Tying Instructions Although none of the patterns presented here are really difficult to tie, this book isn't designed for the beginning fly tier. You won't find instructions on how to use your whip finisher, make a dubbing loop, or spin deer hair.

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