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Tying Catskill Style Dry Flies

Author : Mike Valla
ISBN : 1934753017
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Color photos of never-before-seen flies from the vaults of the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum Detailed tying steps for 11 patterns First book that compares the styles of all of the Catskill school of fly tiers The Catskills region of the eastern United States, just two hours northeast of New York City, was the birthplace for a uniquely American style of fly that continues to grace the bins of fly shops around the world. Mike Valla explores the essence of Catskill flies, delving into the history of the region's rivers, fly fishers, and fly tiers and blending their colorful histories with precise step-by-step tying methods. This book is essential for those not only interested in learning to tie the Catskill-style flies, but also those interested in the history of American fly fishing.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tying The Founding Flies

Author : Mike Valla
ISBN : 9780811762205
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Fly fishing has a rich heritage of "founding flies" that revolutionized the sport, yet many of these classic flies have fallen out of use. In this follow-up to The Founding Flies, Mike Valla includes detailed instructions to help anglers tie and fish these historic, effective patterns. • Features 21 classic fly patterns with step-by-step photo tutorials for tying them • Tips on the best way to fish the founding flies today • Includes a broad range of flies, from nymphs and streamers to drys and terrestrials
Category: Sports & Recreation

Favorite Flies For The Catskills

Author : Mike Valla
ISBN : 9780811768863
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The first in a new Stackpole Books series featuring 50 important flies from a particular region, tied by anglers with close ties and local knowledge of the place. This volume, by Catskills expert Mike Valla, showcases flies that work well on the water there and pays tribute to the region he knows so well. Though not a tying manual, each fly is featured in a spread that includes a large, easy-to-see image, recipe, and tying notes.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Founding Flies

Author : Mike Valla
ISBN : 9780811708333
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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43 American fly-tying masters, including Mary Orvis Marbury, Thaddeus Norris, and Theodore Gordon.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Classic Streamer Fly Box

Author : Mike Valla
ISBN : 9780811768856
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“The dry fly, the wet fly, and the nymph all enjoyed cherished places in an angler’s bag of tricks; but all except the most opinionated will agree that streamer flies and bucktails; when properly selected and employed, hook more and bigger fish more often and in more places than any other type of fly rod lure.” —Joseph D. Bates, Jr. Streamer Fly Tying and Fishing (1966) Streamers, and hair wing versions called bucktails, are versatile patterns that can be fished anywhere whether targeting landlocked salmon on a pristine Rangeley region Maine lake, largemouth bass swimming among the lily pads in a tepid southern farm pond, cutthroat trout inhabiting swift, western rivers or hypercritical browns in the Catskills. In this valuable reference for tiers and anglers alike, author Mike Valla collects here for the reader his favorite classics that are not only important from a historical perspective, but also work well to this day. 100 favorite patterns including Allie’s Favorite Bleeding Shiner Brooks’s Honey Blonde Bumblepuppy Chief Needahbeh Colonel Bates Edson Tiger-Dark Fox’s Yellow Optic Bucktail General MacArthur Goober Jane Craig Missoulian Spook Nine-Three Parma Belle Shushan Postmaster Spruce Supervisor Thunder Creek Silver Shiner Warden’s Worry
Category: Sports & Recreation

Tying And Fishing Bucktails And Other Hair Wings

Author : Mike Valla
ISBN : 9780811765329
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The classic bucktails--Mickey Finn, Black Nose Dace--are some of the very first flies that anglers learn to tie, and they are the most well-traveled of all streamer types, from Maine to Washington, trout to salmon. With over 500 patterns, this is the only book to date written on bucktails as well as other hairwing streamers.
Category: Sports & Recreation

101 Favorite Dry Flies

Author : David Klausmeyer
ISBN : 9781626365018
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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101 Favorite Dry Flies is the latest from acclaimed writer David Klausmeyer. Whether you are a beginner seeking a comprehensible fishing guide or an experienced tyer yearning for the newest and most effective techniques, this book has it all. Each fly is wonderfully captured with its own clear photos and complete set of instructions. Not only does Klausmeyer highlight insightful tips and fishing strategies on specific flies, but he also offers historical key notes pertaining to that pattern. Divided into four essential parts—Matching the Hatch, The Overlooked Flies, Important Terrestrials, and Attractive Patterns—this book covers each with thorough analysis. Included within are numerous images of materials and tying tools. Learn to master the classic patterns, but also discover the latest flies with suggested commercial fly-tying gear from Umpqua Feather Merchants or Rainy’s Flies. Detailed text is provided for imitative flies, containing explicit hatching information depending on the season and location. In 101 Favorite Dry Flies, Klausmeyer teaches the fundamentals as well as innovative methods on how to properly excel in fishing. Fly-tying is a highly esteemed fisherman’s craft, but also an art form. Avid sport fisherman will treasure this book and gain an even more sense of in-depth knowledge.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Essential Trout Flies

Author : Dave Hughes
ISBN : 0811727483
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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How to tie the 31 most effective trout patterns and selected variations-more than 200 recipes in all. "Essential Trout Flies will help you assemble, in just two fly boxes, the flies you need to catch trout anywhere. That makes it essential reading in my book." - Rich Ostoff, professional fly tier and author of Fly-Fishing the Rocky Mountain Back-Country
Category: Sports & Recreation

Catskill Flytier

Author : Harry Darbee
ISBN : CORNELL:31924001280183
Genre : Catskill (N.Y.)
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Fly Tying

Author : Philip White
ISBN : PSU:000025031690
Genre : Fly fishing
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Category: Fly fishing