Tying Streamers: Essential Flies and Techniques for the Top Patterns
Author: Craven, Charlie
Brand: Stackpole Books
Number Of Pages: 280
Release Date: 01-04-2020
Details: Product Description Learn all the essential tying techniques for the top streamer patterns from master fly tier Charlie Craven. The 18 featured patterns with recipes and complete step-by-step instructions include a mix of classic and modern patterns to showcase not only fish-catching flies, but also the best range of techniques. Includes tips from other top tiers, the latest information on new materials, 50 additional top patterns and recipes, and more than 1200 color photos. Featured flies include Baby Gonga, Black Ghost, Clouser, Dirty Hippy, Double Bunny, Game Changer, Heifer Groomer, Lead Eyed Bugger, Matuka, Mickey Finn, Muddler, Platte River Special, Platte River Spider, Sculpzilla, Slumpbuster, Sparkle Minnow, Tequeely, and Thin Mint. Review As an avid streamer fisherman and commercial tier I can tell you that finding information on how to properly construct modern streamers is no easy task. Charlie has put his years of experience tying and teaching to great use in the writing of his newest book. By breaking down material use and pattern construction to manageable chunks this book will take years off your streamer tying learning curve. This is a needed addition to any tier’s library! -- Mike Schmidt, Anglers Choice Flies There is a very broad scope of techniques clearly and masterfully articulated in the pages of this book that fly tiers of all skill levels will find useful and aid in improving their skills, and I admire his use of both newer and older patterns to articulate his message. Very well done. -- Rich Strolis, author of Catching Shadows: Tying Flies for the Toughest Fish and Strategies for Fishing Them Charlie Craven is one of the most gifted fly tiers in America. His uncanny ability to share his passion with others is what makes him so special. -- Pat Dorsey, author of Colorado Guide Flies: Patterns, Rigs, and Advice from the State’s Best Anglers and Guides Charlie Craven always seems to find more efficient ways to produce sexier flies. Not only does he have a critical and creative mind, he is the best communicator in fly tying today, with a neighborly, engaging writing style and clear, detailed photography that will drag you kicking and screaming into the world of better fly tying. -- Ross Purnell, publisher/editor of Fly Fisherman magazine This is the most comprehensive fly-tying guide to streamers to date. I highly recommend this book. -- Blane Chocklett, originator of the Game Changer series of flies About the Author Charlie Craven co-owns Charlie's Fly Box, a fly shop in Arvada, Colorado, and is a top-selling signature fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants. Craven is the Fly Tier's Bench columnist for Fly Fisherman and author of Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying: Modern Techniques for Flies That Catch Fish and Charlie's Fly Box: Signature Flies for Fresh and Salt Water. He is also featured in the recent Fly Fisherman magazine DVDs Warmwater Fly Tying and Saltwater Fly Tying. He lives in Palmer Lake, Colorado, with his wife, Lisa, two giant dogs, and a slew of children.
Package Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.7 x 0.8 inches