Priceless hints from one of the best fly tyers in the country. You won’t find any complicated classic salmon patterns. What you will find are tips on making easy-to-tie, highly productive flies. Meck also goes over using synthetic materials like Z-Lon, poly, & Antron, as well as giving advice on using the classics. Full color throughout; 6x9 inches, 192 pgs.
Believing that simplicity is the surest route to tying a successful fly, Charles Meck offers some of his best tips from fifty years of practicing the art. You won’t find any woven bodies here. You won’t find any complicated classic salmon patterns. What you will find are tips on making easy-to-tie, highly productive flies.
Some of the techniques make tying flies faster. Some of them just make it easier and more straightforward. Some of them make patterns stronger and more durable. Meck also goes over using synthetic materials like Z-Lon, poly, and Antron, as well as giving advice on using the classics.
In addition to general tips, Meck shows fly fishers exactly how to tie more than twenty-five highly productive patterns, like the Beadhead Glo Bug, the Deer Head Caddis, and the Twisted Dun. Each pattern highlights some of Meck’s new techniques.
Techniques covered include:
* How to make a whip finish and half hitch with ease
* Tying legs on nymphs and emergers
* How to tie terrestrial patterns for specific streams
* Anchoring synthetics
* An easy way to prevent a wing from slipping forward
* And many more
Without a doubt, Meck’s manual will find an important place on every fly tyer’s bench.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Charles R. Meck has fly fished for more than fifty years. He has written nine books on the subject, including Meeting and Fishing the Hatches and Pennsylvania Trout Streams and Their Hatches. He has given talks in Canada, New Zealand, and more than twenty states, and has written more than five hundred articles on fly fishing. Previously the regional director for continuing education at Penn State University, he divides his time between homes in State College, Pennsylvania and Mesa, Arizona.