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In the twelve years since his landmark book Pop Fleyes, Bob Popovics has continued to develop new fly patterns and improve old favorites. His new book includes 36 step-by-step tying and technique tutorials, over 12 new patterns, and numerous variations for every situation, plus contributions from a new generation of fly tiers who have been influenced by his signature style.
Includes the Bucktail Deceiver, the Hollow Fleye, and other new patterns that have greatly influenced saltwater tying in the past ten years. Improves on old favorites, including a full update for the Surf Candy. Features contributions from well-known tiers such as Steve Farrar, Dave Skok, Johnny King, David Nelson, Paul Dixon, and Nick Curcione.
Not only a fly-tying manual for imitating saltwater baits, but also a study in successful fly design from one of the most influential designers in the country. Learn how to make flies behave like naturals, adapt patterns to imitate numerous baits, and trigger strikes when fish aren't feeding.
Covers all important design considerations, including shape, movement and action, color, and sink rate and balance. Advice for how to set up a fly box. Learn how to tie 21 of the most effective salt- and freshwater patterns.
•Step-by-step tying instructions and explanations of how the author designed 14 winning saltwater flies.
•Insights from nine top saltwater fly tiers, including Bob Clouser, Joe Mahler, Jonny King, Jon Cavel, Bob Popovics, Norm Zeigler, and Chris Helm.
•Tips on designing your own patterns, tying with saltwater materials, and fixing typical problems.
The complete reference for matching coastal prey fish and invertebrates with the fly patterns that
imitate them. Photos of gamefish prey, information on the habitats, locations, and seasons in which the prey are most
likely found, and photos and recipes of the flies to imitate them help you create, tie, and use flies. The
focus is on fly fishing for coastal gamefish in warm-temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions.
Essential Saltwater Flies gathers in one handy volume the best flies--including the Deceiver, Surf Candy, and Gotcha--for catching the most sought-after saltwater species. Ed Jaworowski distills the many saltwater flies available today to the essential, innovative flies that are the foundation of the sport and shares tying techniques and tips as well as knot-tying instructions and notes for fishing the flies.
Clouser's approach to fly design begins and ends onstream, with a lot of time spent in
between at the workbench. Careful observation of the behaviour, habitats, and physical features of the foods
fish eat is essential to developing a fly that looks and acts like the real thing. But the pattern must also
pass rigorous standards of durability, ease of casting, and most importantly, consistently catching fish before
it can be called
a winner. Including variations on his famous original Deep Minnow, Clouser presents recipes for seventeen of his most successful patterns for baitfish, subsurface freshwater foods, and surface flies with detailed explanations and superb full-colour photographs to accompany every step.
Tying Contemporary Saltwater Flies provides complete illustrated step-by-step instructions and sequence photos for tying a wide variety of the newest and best saltwater patterns: baitfish imitations, flats flies, epoxy flies, topwater flies, and more. Hundreds of photographs and complete recipes depict more than one hundred patterns from some of the world's greatest guides, designed for fishing for all of the most popular saltwater gamefish. Also included is knowledgeable advice on fly selection, plus tying and fishing tips.
Bob Popovics is the fly tier whose techniques with epoxy and silicone revolutionized saltwater fly tying. The family of flies Bob Popovics developed over the last three decades (dubbed "Pop Fleyes," a spelling that incorporates part of his last name with the fact that eyes are a prominent feature in their design) have proven devastatingly effective for stripers, bluefish, false albacore, and many more species. This book goes beyond the basic recipe format to provide the thinking behind Popovics's pattern development, a guide to key tying techniques and detailed notes on how to fish Pop Fleyes most effectively.
A perfect fish is a remarkable accomplishment. Kenny Abrams manages to smoothly meld fly-tying and flyfishing technique, with philosophy and art. The narrative is poetic yet descriptive. The art is alive. The flyfishing information is incredibly interspersed with thoughts on technique, and philosophy. A book you can read and re-read and continue to gain insight and information.
Saltwater Fly Patterns is a compilation of superb color photographs and clear, effective recipes for hundreds of the most popular and proven flies used by the experts. This is the much-needed complete revision of the standard handbook on saltwater fly patterns. This new edition includes twenty new color plates and brings the total number of flies shown and described to more than 350.
Saltwater Flies of the Northeast is all about productive saltwater patterns
of the Northeast--flies that are designed to consistently catch fish. Intended to serve as a
reference guide for both
beginning and advanced fly anglers and fly tiers, this book is also a window on the world
of some of the region's most successful fly fishermen.
Angelo Peluso profiles the exceptional flies of more than 100 professional and amateur tiers, guides and captains. Their designs and patterns have been successfully fished regionally--from the southern tip of New Jersey up through the rugged coastline of Maine.
Forty years ago, few people fished a fly in salt water, yet in the past few years, saltwater fly fishing has increased dramatically in popularity. This frontier-breaking, clear, and helpful book covers all the basic categories of flies that tyers will need for saltwater fly fishing anywhere in the world. Chapters include full step-by-step instructions for tying: Blondes, Deceivers, Sea-Ducers, the Glass Minnow, Sandeels, tarpon flies, bonefish flies, permit patterns, poppers and sliders, and much more.
A Fly Fisherman's Guide to Atlantic Baitfish & Other Food Sources is meant to help fly anglers improve their catching ability by showing them the most important food items eaten by the fish they are angling for. By paying proper attention to the size, color and habits of different bait organisms, the saltwater fly angler can "match the hatch," so to speak, which his freshwater counterpart has learned to expertly do. The author relates important and very useful fly tying and fishing suggestions for each food source based on his almost three decades of saltwater angling and observation.
Tutorial DVD. Play on any regular DVD player worldwide (recommended) or CD-ROM. Run time 90 minutes Learn how the "deep minnow" was conceived, tested & refined. Tying & fishing the basic Clouser including material, tools & techniques. Also learn to tie the Rattling & Wobble-tail Clouser This DVD will teach you the intricacies of tying and fishing the world's most popular fly pattern.
Fly Fishing Favorite Saltwater Patterns Fishing DVD feat Charlie Craven 2-Disc Set ~ Fly Fisherman Charlie Craven shows how to tie the Tarpon Toad, Ragin' Craven, EP Minnow, Bob's Banger, the Half & Half, Sea Habit, Bonefish Junk, Supreme Hair Shrimp, and the Surf Candy. Saltwater tiers will learn how to use Clear Cure Goo instead of epoxy, and learn the techniques needed to make a large range of saltwater flies. Runtime: 135 Minutes.
Fly Tyer’s Guide to Tying Essential Bass and Panfish Flies will, within a brief 128 pages, provide the beginning and intermediate fly tier with everything he or she needs to know in order to successfully tie the most successful, tried and true bass and panfish patterns.