There are many ways to catch a fish, but catching one on a fly you've tied yourself is by far the most exciting and rewarding. In fact, many fly-anglers feel tying the fly is as satisfying as netting the fish. For those anglers, world-renowned fly tier Jack Pangburn has written this unique and informative book.
Most food items trout feed on are of natural earth-tone colors, and there is no better way to imitate nature than to use what nature has to offer. Deer hair is one of the most versatile and popular natural materials used in fly tying, and in this book Jack Pangburn shows you how to combine deer hair and other elements to create a finished, fishable fly. Topics include: fly-tying materials, hooks, stacking, wrapping, dubbing, wings, Wulff patterns, flared bucktail, spinning, bundled bodies, 84 fly patterns, many with step-by-step tying instructions, and more.
The beautiful, detailed illustrations give this book the feel of a personal streamside journal, add the crisp photography and informative text and this book gives you all the information you need to become a great tier of deer-hair flies.