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Step-by-step guide to getting started tying flies Detailed instructions for seven proven patterns Techniques from expert tiers and anglers The ultimate beginner's guide to fly tying. Using step-by-step color photos and concise text, this book illustrates every phase of the tying process, from clamping the hook in the vise to executing the final whip finish, and everything in between. Introductory chapters identify the basic tools and explain how to use them. Fundamental tying techniques are illustrated with color photos and instructional line drawings. Individual fly-tying chapters present step-by-step sequences with uncommon clarity and detail, showing how to tie seven popular patterns, including the most effective nymphs, dry flies, and streamers. The patterns and skills learned here are sure to last a lifetime.This book includes the contributions of veteran fly tiers and anglers. Wayne Luallen teaches fly-tying courses around the country; his work and his flies have been featured in "Fly Tyer" and "Fly Rod and Reel." Michael Radencich is the author of "Tying the Classic Salmon Fly" and an award-winning photographer. John McKim's illustrations have appeared in "Flyfisher, Saltwater Sportsman," and "Western Outdoors."