art of tying the dry fly, The

Skip Morris
There isn't much in fly fishing more exciting than catching fish on dry flies. Trout fishermen hold dry fly fishing as the pinnacle of the sport. Atlantic salmon and steelhead fish-ermen seem to feel the same way. They love to see the fish break the water's surface to take a fly. Tying your own dry flies adds to this exciting aspect of fly fishing. In this book Skip Morris shares effective dry fly patterns, tying tricks and techniques that will improve the dry flies you will tie. The book contains a wonderful cross section of standard trout patterns as well as new fly tying innovations. Dry fly patterns for mayflies, caddis, stoneflies and terrestrials are included I know that Skip understands all aspects of fly tying skills. How do I know? Each issue of Flyfishing Magazine features flies tied by Skip on the cover or contents page. These are the flies from the "Fly Wrap Up" section. They include everything from delicate, tiny mayflies to outrageous, packed deer hair bass bugs. Each fly he provides for the magazine is an example of perfection. Skip brings his 30 years of dry fly tying experience to the assistance of the tier in this volume. Skip often exhibits his fly tying talent at various sportsman's shows and fishing clubs. Many of Skip's flies have found their way into the Cushner Fly Museum in Florence, Oregon. Skip's mounted flies are actively sought by collectors. Here then, is a book that will provide you with a wealth of information and instruc- tion on tying better dry flies. -Marty Sherman, Editor, Flyfishing Magazine February 3, 1993 Portland, Oregon About The Author Skip Morris tied his first fly when he was 10 years old and began tying professionally for a local hardware-sporting goods store when he was 13. This obsession started 30 years ago and it continues today. Skip has won a number of fly-tying contests, ties all the flies for the cover of Flyfishing magazine, and his flies are now in the collection of The William Cushner Fly Museum. Currently, Skip makes his living tying dis- play flies, teaching fly tying privately and at clinics, designing and building fly rods, and writing. Once a full-time musician, he now plays only a couple of nights a week--jazz whenever possible. Skip lives in Portland, Oregon.

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