Tying Catskill Style Dry Flies

Author: Mike Valla
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781934753019
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Color photos of never-before-seen flies from the vaults of the Catskill Fly Fishing Museum Detailed tying steps for 11 patterns First book that compares the styles of all of the Catskill school of fly tiers The Catskills region of the eastern United States, just two hours northeast of New York City, was the birthplace for a uniquely American style of fly that continues to grace the bins of fly shops around the world. Mike Valla explores the essence of Catskill flies, delving into the history of the region's rivers, fly fishers, and fly tiers and blending their colorful histories with precise step-by-step tying methods. This book is essential for those not only interested in learning to tie the Catskill-style flies, but also those interested in the history of American fly fishing.

The Founding Flies

Author: Mike Valla
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811708330
Format: PDF, Mobi
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43 American fly-tying masters, including Mary Orvis Marbury, Thaddeus Norris, and Theodore Gordon.

Trout Fishing in the Catskills

Author: Ed Van Put
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632201577
Format: PDF
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Ed Van Put begins this important book with the history of native brook trout and offers little-known details about their sizes, range, and demise from over-fishing, the growth of streamside industries, and the introduction of competitive species. Sweeping in its scope, Trout Fishing in the Catskills tells a thorough tale of the often tumultuous history of fishing in the Catskills. With a scope of over a century, Van Put tells of the Catskill’s frontier fishing beginnings and tracks the rise, fall, and eventual revival of the fisheries. Throughout, this is a history of people and methods as well as rivers, and there are profiles of Theodore Gordon, Art Flick, Harry and Elsie Darbee, Sparse Grey Hackle, and more. No serious trout fisherman, in any part of the country, will want to miss this pioneering portrait of a seminal region in American angling history. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Tying the Founding Flies

Author: Mike Valla
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811714667
Format: PDF
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Fly fishing has a rich heritage of "founding flies" that revolutionized the sport, yet many of these classic flies have fallen out of use. In this follow-up to The Founding Flies, Mike Valla includes detailed instructions to help anglers tie and fish these historic, effective patterns. • Features 21 classic fly patterns with step-by-step photo tutorials for tying them • Tips on the best way to fish the founding flies today • Includes a broad range of flies, from nymphs and streamers to drys and terrestrials

Tying and Fishing Bucktails and Other Hair Wings

Author: Mike Valla
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0811765326
Format: PDF, Docs
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The classic bucktails--Mickey Finn, Black Nose Dace--are some of the very first flies that anglers learn to tie, and they are the most well-traveled of all streamer types, from Maine to Washington, trout to salmon. With over 500 patterns, this is the only book to date written on bucktails as well as other hairwing streamers.

Fish On

Author: Floyd Franke
Publisher: Derrydale Press
ISBN: 1461708109
Format: PDF
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Many anglers successfully hook fish only to lose them after the hook pulls free or the line breaks. The fisherman's first concern is often placing the bait or fly where the fish are feeding, with little thought as to how to land a fish in the happy event that "the big one" is hooked. Fish On! outlines the general rules for playing fish, and investigates those variables, often overlooked, that have a direct impact upon your ability to play fish. Such variables include choice of equipment, the conditions under which you fish, and the particular species of fish you hope to catch. Although the book is directed at those who fish with a fly rod, spin fishermen and plug casters will find the same basic fish-playing principles apply.

Innovative Saltwater Flies

Author: Bob Veverka
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811709026
Format: PDF, Docs
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Featuring patterns and recipes for 271 flies from 37 top innovators, this sumptuously illustrated reference is organized by tier, with background information on each tier's saltwater experience and the development of his or her favorite patterns. With flies for the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Mexico and the Caribbean, this volume is a portfolio of the most effective, innovative flies yet developed for salt water. 100 color photos.

Fly Tyer s Guide to Tying Essential Trout Flies

Author: David Klausmeyer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493004670
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The author/editor's technique of interviewing experienced anglers and guides about how they fish and the flies they use lets him relate all this important information in a fun, conversational style. As a result of this unique method—blending fishing with fly tying—The Master's Fly Box will have no direct competition; it will appeal to readers who both tie and fish, as well as those who do not tie their own flies but are seeking sound information about how and where to catch trout.