Trout Flies: The Tier's Reference

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Written By Dave Hughes


Destined to become the trout fisher's standard tying reference. New and quite different approach to tying: book is divided into three parts. Part I gives the entire philosophy of fly tying. Part II covers the full range of searching for flies: dry flies, nymphs, wet flies, and streamers. Part III covers an infinite array of fly pattern styles. Crisp color photos and explicit captions. 1,445 color photos; 8 x 11 inches, 480 pages. Hardcover.

The ultimate reference. Step-by-step tying instructions for 500 flies, with sequential color photos. Includes fishing notes and chapters on techniques, tools, and materials.

About the Author:

Dave’s 25+ books include Western Hatches (with Rick Hafele), Handbook of Hatches, Reading Trout Water, Wet Flies, Essential Trout Flies, Nymphs for Streams and Stillwaters, and Trout Flies. His latest books are Pocketguide to Western Hatches (published in 2012) and Trout From Small Streams (2014) and Wet Flies second edition (2015).  Dave’s articles have appeared in Gray’s Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, Fly Fishing the West, and Fly Fisherman. He is currently ‘Practical & Useful’ columnist for Fly Rod & Reel and ‘Riddles of the Hatch’ columnist for Flyfishing & Tying Journal magazines.
Born in Astoria, Oregon on the 4th of July, 1945, Dave worked at jobs in the Three Ds–Dirty, Difficult, and Dangerous:  mink ranches, tuna canneries, and shrimp boats. He graduated from University of Oregon in 1967, Army Infantry Officer Candidate School in 1968. He served in Viet Nam as a communications site commander in the Mekong Delta, and as liaison officer to the Commanding General of communications in the SE Asia theater. 
Dave was founding president of Oregon Trout in 1983, awarded life membership in the Federation of Flyfishers in 1985, the Pete Hidy honorary life membership in the Flyfishers Club of Oregon in 1992, and received the prestigious Letcher Lambuth Angler Craftsman Award in 2008 from the Washington Fly Fishing Club. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, Japanese fly fishing writer Masako Tani, and their daughter Kosumo.