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An Encyclopedia of Fishing Flies

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    Malcolm Greenhalgh(Author)

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Anyone who has taken a class from a decent teacher will be able to make flies from the descriptions given here.
-- Booklist

A mind-boggling array of flies.... The volume brims with hard-won advice and entertaining anecdotes.
-- Waterloo Record

Fishing Flies is a complete guide that describes every conceivable type of freshwater and saltwater fly. It examines the entire range of fishing flies--more than 1,300 in all--many by some of the world's most famous fly-tiers. These flies have been selected not only for their worth as lures but for their contribution to the progress of fly-tying. This smaller paperback edition is more portable than the hardcover, making it easy for fly fishers to take it along on fishing trips.

Every fly in the book can be tied using readily-obtained material. Specially taken color photographs show hundreds of fly styles and variations with as many as six flies per page. The author describes their history, including literary references and fishing folklore, points out special features and gives detailed tying instructions where needed. He recommends the most favorable conditions in which to use the fly and provides important information on how the flies correspond with the fishes' reproductive cycles.

Fishing Flies covers:

  • Introduction and the earliest flies
  • Trout and grayling flies
  • Streamers and bucktails
  • Flies for salmon, sea trout and steelhead
  • Flies for freshwater predators
  • Saltwater flies.

Useful tips, time-tested fishing advice, recommendations for environmental conditions and fishing style, historical images, entertaining anecdotes and an extensive bibliography round out this fascinating and complete resource.

[Review of hardcover edition: ] Any library with a large population of fishermen among its users would want this work, as would most land-grant colleges.--Clay Williams"Booklist" (11/01/2010)[Review of hardcover edition: ] This is a dependable standard guide and a good read, too.... Even if you never dip a line, it's fascinating.--Kate Wallace"Saint John Telegraph-Journal" (07/24/2010)[Review of hardcover edition: ] A mind-boggling array of flies... The volume brims with hard-won advice and entertaining anecdotes.--Robert Reid"Waterloo Region Record" (08/28/2010)[Review of hardcover edition: ] Greenhalgh states he is not interested in showing us any fly-fishing flies that have not caught fish, and that alone should merit this book more attention than others that show us pretty flies with no track record... Although the work does not explain how to tie flies, anyone who has taken a class from a decent teacher will be able to make flies from the descriptions given here... Each chapter begins with the history of fishing for that particular type of fish. Within chapters, entries are organized into subsections and include "recipes" (uniform lists of parts) along with brief descriptions. Often there are three flies described and pictured on a page. Jason Smalley's illustrations are lovely color photos on white paper... Any library with a large population of fishermen among its users would want this work, as would most land-grant colleges with fisheries programs. The book is large and heavy because of the paper's quality but very reasonably priced.--Clay Williams"Booklist" (11/01/2010)[Review of hardcover edition: ] Fishing Flies: A World Encyclopedia of Every Type of Fly presents a mind-boggling array of flies--more than 1,300--for use under almost every conceivable condition. Fly angler, fly tier and conservationist Malcolm Greenhalgh and photographer Jason Smiley provide an informative and handsome compendium of many of the world's artificial flies--covering dry and wet flies, nymphs and streamers for fresh and saltwater species. The volume brims with hard-won advice and entertaining anecdotes.--Robert Reid"Waterloo Region Record" (08/28/2010)

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  • PDF | 472 pages
  • Malcolm Greenhalgh(Author)
  • Firefly Books (6 Sept. 2012)
  • English
  • 9
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  • By Penguin60 on 17 August 2017

    Full of accessible information and instruction and a good read. Wish I had it years ago.

  • By Guest on 19 December 2009

    First class book and at a bargain price. Everything in this book for the novice and professional tyer. The photographs are perfect and the instructions very easy to follow. Great referenc book for any fisherman.

  • By NEIL WEISFELD on 22 May 2014

    So far excellent - extremely informative with background information and pictures of every species and a fully comprehensive index. Next step will be trying to identify and match the flies in the box to those in the book!

  • By Alison Jill Grieves on 13 May 2013

    Very informative and clear I am always wanting to check the fly pattern. And I am able to compare pictures with flies in my fly box.

  • By teddyboy10w on 18 January 2015

    Could nearly call this the compleat bible for the fly fishing fan. Some people who want to keep up with modern flyes and the ones that are being used today will not like this book, but the traditional fly fisher and fly tyer will love it. It's always by my tying desk and very useful to help invent my own patterns to experiment with.

  • By FA Murphy on 25 December 2013

    Unfortunately not 2012 as advertised, but 2009. New Fishing flies are being produced all the time, and i wanted a really up to date list, therefore returned.

  • By descartes on 10 October 2014

    A Very fine book every fisherman should have a copy.Academic, informative and the the author only lives about 15 miles from where I live

  • By Guest on 5 January 2017

    Bought the book for my husband. He says it's brilliant. Recieved it in a new days


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