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Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying


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My new book is finally here and available here in the shop! It's been a big hit so far and we have been running to keep up and making multiple trips to the Post Office each day in an effort to get them out to everyone! If you are interested in getting a copy, please call us here at the shop at 303-403-8880 and we will get a signed copy headed your way straight away! Read on for a few reviews and a small snippet of what's inside...
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Charlie Craven 288 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9793460-2-6 $39.95, Available NOW Learn to tie 17 popular nymphs, dry flies, and streamers * Master fundamental tying techniques in a series of practical lessons Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying is a modern course in fly-tying fundamentals covering the essential tools, materials, and techniques to tie a wide range of popular flies. With 1,000 photos, Craven covers cutting-edge techniques for the more tried-and-true classics, such as the Royal Wulff, Adams, and Hare's Ear, and shares innovative approaches to current patterns such as the Brassie, RS2, and Copper John. With clear, concise text Craven provides tips and techniques from his over thirty years of tying flies for fly shops on Colorado's Front Range. This book is built on Craven's successful fly-tying classes, which start out with simple flies and work toward more complex patterns, all the while teaching techniques and introducing materials by tying popular patterns for Eastern and Western streams that catch fish. This series of lessons show how flies build on one another, enabling readers to tie a wide range of patterns simply by breaking them down into parts, as Craven illustrates with his meticulous directions to fingerbusters like Copper Johns, Stimulators, and Humpies. This book, which is sure to become a standard text for basic fly tying, covers 17 flies (including recipes for popular variations) including the Brassie, Black Beauty, RS2, Hares Ear, Pheasant Tail, Prince Nymph, Copper John, Woolly Bugger, Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulator, Adams, Rusty Spinner, Parachute Blue-Winged Olive, X Comparadun, Royal Wulff, Humpy, and Goddard Caddis. charlie's flybox
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