From the Back Cover
Tying legend Jay “Fishy” Fullum shows you how to make flies that catch fish. Armed with a vice, a hook, a few dabs of glue, and a handful of twisty-ties, Fishy offers invaluable advice, directions, and patterns for making handmade flies with off-the-shelf materials—all in a friendly, funny, non-technical way. Along with 300 full-color photographs, he explains where to find the materials, make them workable, and turn them into flies that are practically guaranteed to catch fish.
Krazy Glue, packing material, fake fingernails, Christmas tree icicles, doll eyes, worn-out seatbelts, Mylar, floss—lurking in the junk drawers, crafts stores, or at your local dollar mart are the bits and pieces of unlikely materials that will let you create custom flies, save money, and get great results.
About the Author
After working as a designer and graphic artist for over 30 years, Jay "Fishy" Fullum retired in 1995 to pursue his passion for writing, tying flies and fly-fishing. He still utilizes his art talent when illustrating his magazine articles or a new book. Fishy also established himself as an accomplished watercolorist shortly after retiring; selling many paintings that combine his art and fly tying talents.
Fishy has been tying flies since the early fifties. During the past twenty years he has designed nearly a hundred and fifty productive, innovative patterns for everything from bluegills to bonefish.
Many of these patterns are featured in his CREATIVE TYING column published in FLY TYER MAGAZINE. Other patterns can be found in Fishy's two fly tying books, Fishy's Flies and Fishy's Favorites and A Jar Full of Hoppers, a book of short stories on fly fishing and fly tying.
Fishy is featured at fly tying/fly fishing events from Massachusetts to Florida, where he teaches and demonstrates the art of fly tying at the vise.