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Product Details

  • Hardcover-spiral: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; F First Edition edition (March 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764155504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764155505
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

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  • 100 top patterns with clearly illustrated step-by-step sequences showing every stage of the fly?s construction
  • Covers all traditional trout and salmon flies as well as the most up-to-date patterns
  • Focuses on proven fish-catchers used successfully all over the world
  • Flies vary in complexity, providing patterns suitable for every skill level, from novice to experienced tyer

    Peter Gathercole is widely regarded as one of Britain?s leading fly-tyers and game-fishing writer/photographers. His articles and photographs have appeared in several top fishing magazines. The Fly-tying Bible is his fourth book on fly-fishing.
  • About the Author

    Peter Gathercole is one of Britain’s leading fly-dressers and game-fishing writers and photographers. His articles and photos have appeared in many magazines, and his books include The Sotheby’s Guide to Fly-Fishing for Trout.

    Customer Reviews

    Very good book and detailed photos, very simple to follow; very practice and easy to understand.
    vriosm
    The book is in a spiral binder format for easy reading on your tying table or desk 3. step by step pattern sequence for each pattern with pictures to compliment 4.
    Anthony Kosobud
    The Fly-Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies by Peter Gathercole is an excellent Fly tying book.
    R. Kroytz

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    45 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Kosobud on October 10, 2004
    Format: Hardcover-spiral
    I am an avid fly fishermen and fly tyer. I have purchased over 40 books on fly tying over the years and this book "The Fly Tying Bible" by Peter Gathercole, is simply the best.

    Reasons for this statement: 1. Easy to read and follow and in color 2. The book is in a spiral binder format for easy reading on your tying table or desk 3. step by step pattern sequence for each pattern with pictures to compliment 4. Icons of types of fish (ex. rainbow, brown trout, grayling, etc.) by each pattern so the tyer knows which pattern attracts each individual fish species 5. the patterns are categorized per each fly pattern category (ex. dry flies, nymphs, streamers, etc.)

    I have given this book to over a dozen friend and family tyers and they all love this book. I highly recommend this book for all levels of tyers.

    Anthony K.
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    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Bradley B. Ronco on April 1, 2003
    Format: Hardcover-spiral
    Very well-illustrated book on the art of fly-tying. The color photos of the steps in tying many popular flies are wonderful. I like the way the book is organized into the major fly categories: dry flies, nymphs (and bugs), wet flies, streamers, and hair-wing flies. I especially like the section on hair-wings since I'm currently tying Atlantic salmon flies. Details in tying the Blue Charm, Stoat's Tail, Silver Rat, Munro Killer and Ally's Shrimp Atlantic salmon flies are all covered in the color photos. The "Bible" is almost as detailed as Randall Kaufmann's "Tying Dry Flies". The Bible is well worth its modest price.
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    15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 9, 2003
    Format: Hardcover-spiral
    I was very impressed with both the design and content of this fly tying book. Each photo of the finished flies are very clear, with the materials clearly illustrated. The step-by-step instructions are also clearly laid out and simple to understand. I like the fact that the book is spiral bound, so it lies flat for easy reference while tying. I wouldn't recommend this as the first book for a beginner, because the chapter on basic techniques is a bit sparse, but it is a great book for someone with a little experience.
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By G. Emmitt on May 22, 2008
    Format: Hardcover-spiral
    I have both books by this author. They are very instructive and for the novice the first one is especially good as there are more individual steps illustrated. But each new fly described calls for nearly a completely different set of tying materials that the novice just won't have. One can spend literally hundreds of dollars just acquiring all of the different hackle types and colors, never mind the other materials.
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    12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on January 25, 2006
    Format: Hardcover-spiral
    Of the many, many books on this particular subject, this is the one and only I simply could not do with out. The illustrations are quite remarkable as is the easy to follow text. Step by step the author takes you through the process of building these 100 wonderful flies. For the beginner or the expert, you really cannot go wrong with this one. Highly recommend.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By R. Kroytz on February 12, 2007
    Format: Hardcover-spiral
    The Fly-Tying Bible: 100 Deadly Trout and Salmon Flies by Peter Gathercole is an excellent Fly tying book. I am always searching for the best Fly tying books I can find. As far as Fly tying books goes this is one of the best I have seen. To start off with this book covers a lot of flies 100 in all. In addition it has a spiral binding which I feel is mandatory for a fly tying book so you can open it up as you tie. The description of each fly is on two pages, highlighting the most important parts. On the first page it gives a detailed picture of the fly as well as details of the material needed to make the fly; it also tells of the type of fish that this fly would presumably be used to catch. In addition it has a little hourglass measurement on how hard each fly is to tie. As far as the general info on the book it has the usual Pictures in the front to show particular techniques as well as the basic tools and material used. I do wish that they had a fly selector with pictures of all the flies in this book on one page similar to there beginner book. Over all this is one of the best books I have ever seen on fly tying I hope they make another in this series.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Gonzales on February 14, 2007
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    I love these Barron's fly tying books. The size of the book is perfect; the color photos are large, sharp and bright; and the step by step instructions are very clear. The lay flat binding format is genius.

    I cannot recommend this book enough, I only wish that there were more in the series.
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    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. A. Basson on May 25, 2007
    Format: Hardcover-spiral
    Nice pictures and material lists, but for a novice like me it would have been helpful to me to have had included a hook number or at a least hook type.
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