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The Essential Fly Tier

The Essential Fly Tier

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Pre-owned, very good condition. Cover leaf shows some wear.

The Essential Fly Tier by J. Edson Leonard

In The Essential Fly Tier, renowned author, illustrator, tying instructor, and fly-fishing authority J. Edson Leonard cuts clean through the fog of irrelevance that so often surrounds the art of fly tying and comes straight to the point: creating flies that will actually catch fish.

Starting with the basics, the author thoroughly covers fishhooks and the relative merits of the various points, bends, barbs, and styles for different types of fishing and all species of gamefish. He also covers equipment for the tier's bench, including vises, tools, and materials, with an in-depth discussion of fly-tying nomenclature and the fundamentals of the tying art. Leonard then delves into the rich area of specific flies for specific fish. Beginners and advanced tiers alike will enjoy the unique features of Leonard's approach.

Broad in scope, rich in detail, and beautifully illustrated by the author, The Essential Fly Tier is a classic book no fly fisher can afford to miss.

  • 262 pages; Hardcover
  • Publication Date: 1976, Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: Good with some wear
  • illustrated with black and white drawings plus large fold-out color plate of flies


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