The Fly Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies in Step-by-Step Photographs – Peter Gathercole

The Fly-Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies in Step-by-Step Photographs
The Fly-Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies in Step-by-Step Photographs

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Avid sport fishermen will treasure this book—which is nearly as beautiful as the objects it describes. Fly-tying is a highly prized fisherman’s craft, but it’s also an art form, wonderfully captured in this volume’s hundreds of color photos. Each of 100 fly patterns is presented in a two-page spread: an enlarged photo and textual description on the left-hand page, complemented with a set of step-by-step, clearly captioned photos on the facing page. In addition, fishing enthusiasts will find sections on fly-tying tools and materials plus general instructions for getting started. The author, a well-known fly-tier and sport fisherman gives instructions on making traditional trout and salmon flies—all of them fish catchers of proven effectiveness in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Examples vary in complexity, with patterns to fit every skill level from novice to expert fly-tier. Here are dry flies, nymphs and bugs, wet flies, streamers, and hairwings—a virtually complete selection of traditional and up-to-date examples of the art. The book’s hidden spiral binding keeps its pages opened flat, which makes it ideal for reference at the workbench. More than 600 color photos.

The book is easy to read and follow and the spiral binding makes it easy to have beside you as you tie flies. The images are clear and each pattern also includes a listing of intended species each fly has been tied for. the patterns are also separated into categories, so finding the right fly for your next fishing trip is made simple.

Author: Peter Gathercole
Format: Hardcover-spiral 256 pages
Publisher: Barron’s Educational Series (March 1, 2003)
ISBN: 9780764155505

UTC Ultra Thread 70 Denier Fly Tying Thread

UTC 140 Fly Tying Thread
UTC 70 Ultra Fly Tying Thread

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The UTC Ultra Thread 70 Denier fly tying thread is favored by many fly tyers because of it’s abilities. The thread has been engineered and developed specifically with the progressive fly tyer in mind. The thread can easily be tied flat so that wraps are precise and so that unsightly bumps do not form. This is especially important when tying smaller flies and finishing the heads of flies. The thread is not bonded, and that along with the flatness of the thread lends itself to splitting the thread for inserting other materials. items such as dubbing or hackle can be added to create advanced dubbing loops without needing to double over the thread, thus avoiding extra thread bulk. UTC is made from nylon, which has a similar strength as polyester, but has stretch that allows the thread to better grasp the materials being bound. The 70 denier thread is great for tying smaller flies (#12-#26) and can be used as the body material on small midges and mayflies. The UTC 70 comes on standard sized spools in lengths of 100 yards. The spools include an end cap that secures the loose end of thread when not in use.

Available colors are: Black, Olive, Red, Gray, Blue Dun, Rusty Brown, White, Tan, Fl. Cerise, Fl. Chartreuse, Fl. Fire Orange, Fl. Orange, Fl. Pink, Green Olive, Hopper Yellow, Olive Brown, Peacock Blue, Dark Brown, Wine, Yellow and Cream.

UTC Ultra Thread 140 Denier Fly Tying Thread

UTC 140 Fly Tying Thread
UTC 140 Fly Tying Thread

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The UTC Ultra Thread 140 Denier fly tying thread is favored by many fly tyers because of it’s abilities. The thread has been engineered and developed specifically with the progressive fly tyer in mind. The thread can easily be tied flat so that wraps are precise and so that unsightly bumps do not form. This is especially important when tying smaller flies and finishing the heads of flies. The thread is not bonded, and that along with the flatness of the thread lends itself to splitting the thread for inserting other materials. items such as dubbing or hackle can be added to create advanced dubbing loops without needing to double over the thread, thus avoiding extra thread bulk. UTC is made from nylon, which has a similar strength as polyester, but has stretch that allows the thread to better grasp the materials being bound. The UTC 140 comes on standard sized spools in lengths of 100 yards. The spools include an end cap that secures the loose end of thread when not in use.

Available colors are: Black, Olive, Red, Gray, Blue Dun, Rusty Brown, White, Tan, Fl. Cerise, Fl. Chartreuse, Fl. Fire Orange, Fl. Orange, Fl. Pink, Green Olive, Hopper Yellow, Olive Brown, Peacock Blue, Dark Brown, Wine, Yellow and Cream.

UNI Products 8/0 Fly Tying Thread

UNI Products 8/0 Fly Tying Thread
UNI Products 8/0 Fly Tying Thread

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UNI 8/0 Fly tying thread is a light fly tying thread and is ideal for tying flies for many species of freshwater and saltwater fish species. The thread has a weight of 70 denier and is available in both waxed or unwaxed finishes. The 8/0 fly tying thread can be found in 24 colors, enough choice to match most situations, and comes wound on either 50 yard or 200 yard spools. Many fly tyers use 8/0 as their go to thread of choice, and it serves a multitude of functions at the tyer’s desk. The 8/0 is small enough to use on hooks down past the #20 size and works well on larger patterns to keep down the bulk that a larger diameter tying thread may present.

Available colors are: Black, Camel, Fluorescent Orange, Green, Gray, Iron Gray, Dark Brown, Light Cahill, Olive Dun, Olive, Orange, Purple, Rusty Dun, Red, Fire Orange, Rusty Brown, Tan, White, Yellow, Pink, Chartreuse, Wine, Light Olive and Doctor Blue.

UNI Products Big Fly Thread

UNI Products Big Fly Thread
UNI Products Big Fly Thread

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UNI Products Big Fly thread is a fly tying thread that is extremely strong and lies flat without the slickness of Kevlar threads. The UNI Big Fly Thread is the heaviest available at 400 denier, and also the strongest with a tested breaking strength of 100 oz. The thread can be used for big game flies for species such as pike, bass, muskie, or any other toothy critters. Because of the thickness of the thread, it can be used to quickly build up a body on streamers flies or stonefly nymphs. The thread is also useful as a body or abdomen on smaller trout and pan fish flies. 80 yd. spools except for orange which is 100 yds.

Mike Schmidt’s Voodoo Squatch tied by Brian Wise

Back Hook
Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #2
Tail: Palmered Marabou with flashabou
Top Wing: Marabou
Bottom Wing: Marabou

Connection Point: Beadalon w/ silver lined glass beads

Front Hook
Hook: Gamakatsu B10s #1
Tail: Marabou (Top and Bottom) with flashabou
Wing: Bucktail (Reverse Tied)
Head: Lazer Dub stacked
Eyes – Clear Cure Eyes

Fish Skull Intruder spun up by Barrett Christiansen

Hook: Gamakatsu T10-6H
Thread: 6/0 Uni Black
Butt: Holographic Ice Dub – Silver
Tail: Ostrichdyed Kingfisher blue
Body: Lagartun mini flat braid – holo silver
Hackle 1: Arctic fox
Hackle 2: Spey plume – black
Head: Fish Skull blue size medium and finish with expoxy
Eye: 3d Dome eyes (included with fish skulls)