Mastering the Art of Fly Tying by G. Randolph Erskine

By G. Randolph Erskine

A stunning and accomplished manualcarefully detailing for you ways to tie a hundred and sixty flies—listedin order from basic to advanced In learning the artwork of Fly Tying, one of many world’smost skilled fly-tying teachers finds thatthe genuine mystery to fly tying isn't really studying to tie eachfly separately, yet learning and development upon thenecessary talents and methods. The one hundred sixty flies in thisstunningly photographed consultant are geared up fromsimple to complicated, instead of through kind of fly as inother books. every one new fly teaches you one other techniqueand builds your ability and self assurance, in addition to an exceptionalcollection of flies.

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Mastering the Art of Fly Tying

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BLACK SPEY MARABOU Thin-fibered marabou hackle utilizedfor spey hackle in the Black Eagle salmonfly. ~ (burned goose) .... -~--. (dyed from turkey)-........ black spey marabou ....... tips of feather-are very thin ....... --church window~~ ........... from male ring-necked ...... -_ .. pheasant Body hackle -v 14 CT- ,.. - ........ .. -- TOOLS AND MATERIALS dIe (the rear part of the back, just in front of the rump) of a fowl. Body feathers from some birds are also used as hackle. Dry-fly hackle consists of stiff neck or saddle feathers, usually from a rooster, that have thin barbs and thin, flexible center shafts.

This has hackle, and they should be welcomed if and put a premium on the original dark shades when they are found. They come from China of turkey tail and wing feathers that are and some domestic sources, and given their called for in older patterns. 3 do- terns were created, dark-colored birds were mestic necks-are a good value for most uses plentiful and white ones were scarce freaks. except hackling dry flies. They come in several dyed and natural colors. The original dark turkey tails with white tips are now almost as scarce as the specially bred cinnamon types.

Except hackling dry flies. They come in several dyed and natural colors. The original dark turkey tails with white tips are now almost as scarce as the specially bred cinnamon types. However, white tails HEN CAPES AND SADDLES and secondary flight feathers are plentiful, These provide soft wet-fly hackle used for and they accept dyes beautifully. Red and yel- tails and throats of nymphs and emergers to low feather strips have often been used for produce an active, lifelike effect. They are tails and throats on streamers.

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