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FLY TYING Made Clear And Simple II
Skip Morris is a well-known name in the world of modern fly-fishing and fly tying literature. The author of a number of popular books covering everything from angling entomology to fly-fishing for trout in lakes he is best known for his ‘how to’ books on fly tying techniques. His most recent contribution is a follow-up to his original book by the same title, which is now in its 22nd printing.
While similar to the first book this new edition includes tying instructions for such popular patterns as the Copper John, the old standby for many anglers fishing Western rivers – the Bitch Creek nymph, and a new method of tying the Chernobyl Ant.
The book is printed with a spiral binding which allows it to lay flat next to your fly tying bench so that you can see each step of the tying process. Gray-colored bars located next to the tying instructions are numbered to match the correlating tying steps and photos.
Although I personally question the need for another “how to” fly tying book this book is well done, and for anyone looking for a book that not only shows you how to tie specific patterns but also gives the reader valuable tying techniques that are applicable to all types of fly tying this book is worth owning.
Fly Tying Made Clear and Simple II
Author: Skip Morris
Spiral Bound Softcover; $24.95
Amato Press, ISBN -13: 978-1-57188-453-4