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Tying Dry Flies: The Complete Dry Fly Instruction and Pattern Manual [Paperback]

Randall Kaufmann


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 18 Jun 2000
By ASA - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book taught me how to tie flies. The photos are 100% in color, which is abosolutely needed in a fly tying book. Do not buy a fly tying book in black and white! It is nearly impossible to differentiate or even see the thread from the hackle from the rib....
Each fly is tied in approx. 12-20 different steps. Randall does not leave any steps out. The book progresses from easy to difficult. Randall claims that if you can ties the patterns explained in detail, then you can tie any dry fly. I think he's right.
I went from never tying a fly in my life a year ago to tying 90%+ of my own flies. Those darn humpies still drive me nuts, although Randall describes how to ties them in great detail.
Just a warning. I saw his first edition of the book at a sporting goods store. It is in black and white. Making sure you buy the "Revised" edition.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must!! 16 Dec 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I have dozens of fly tying books. and this is the one I always have close. THE BEST. If you are an beginner to intermediate tyer you will love this book. See also Randal's nymph book.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One stop fly box filling 14 Oct 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you are a new to tying flies, are frustrated trying to see through the thumbs of another author, or you just want to be a more effective tyer, this is a must have book for you. The next best thing to learning with a pro by your side.
This book uses a series of useful patterns with detailed instructions to master all of the techniques needed to tie hundreds of patterns to meet any trout fishing need you can imagine.
With this book you'll gain the skills and confidence to fill your fly boxes with durable, useful flies.
5.0 out of 5 stars Own This! 26 Mar 2014
By Olgive - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Kaufmann books are the best, are highly recommended, and you won't be disappointed and belongs on every fly tying shelf.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book-- make sure to get the spiral bound 19 Jun 2012
By Toothsquatch - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Spiral-bound|Verified Purchase
This is another book that is a must for the beginner. The spiral binding allows easy referencing while working. The book is older, but the patterns and techniques haven't changed. Great material explanations as well as techniques.
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