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#3251801 - 03/19/09 09:21 PM Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books
yuccaflats Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 175
Loc: Kerrville, TX
I PM'd one of the mods and asked if it were possible on this forum to get a sticky topic (I.e. one that always stays at the top of the forum) for us to list the books that we use. Will let you know what the mod says.

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#3252614 - 03/20/09 07:18 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: yuccaflats]
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Registered: 02/16/01
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Loc: McKinney TX USA
Stickied by your fly flingin' moderator
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#3252621 - 03/20/09 07:22 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: rrhyne56]
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#3253070 - 03/20/09 09:53 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: yuccaflats]
10percent Offline
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Registered: 03/17/09
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Loc: ft.worth tx
Tying and Fishing the Fuzzy Nymph got me started. This guys my mentor. Check out his work and comment if this an acceptable spot.

http://web.mac.com/robertdotson/iWeb/Fly%20Collection/Polly%20Rosborough.html


Edited by rrhyne56 (03/20/09 10:02 AM)
Edit Reason: UBBed URL

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#3253113 - 03/20/09 10:04 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: 10percent]
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That is a beautiful page! I took the liberty of making the URL clickable in your post (that is my main activity as Fly Fishing moderator. You guys don't cause much trouble at all smile )

The Casual Dress looks to be Jack Gartside's inspiration for his Sparrow. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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#3253126 - 03/20/09 10:07 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: rrhyne56]
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Further commentary - on the photos themselves and not the flies. The illumination from below and behind, the effect is quite nice.
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#3253278 - 03/20/09 10:42 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: rrhyne56]
10percent Offline
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Search Polly Rosborough for his press clippings,he was one of kind. Wrote a book at 80 about trapping, entitled Martens I have known. I can't say enough about this gent, he took me under his wing after watching me fish a section of his home river really poorly. I was very young and thought this was a distance sport.
He had a little shotgun shack on the Williamson River where he sold everything a fisherman needed. Coca Cola, cheese crackers and his book. He invited me to have a soda, gave me a handful of flies and sold me a book he autographed for free. I hadn't a clue who he was. Made the trip at least once a year after that to fish and vist. He was a frequent visitor to my mother in laws gallery...she would assist him w/the shadowbox fly displays that became popular.

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#3253298 - 03/20/09 10:48 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: 10percent]
yuccaflats Offline
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I really am a devotee of terrestrials. If you haven't read Harrison Steeves book called Tying Flies with Foam, Fur, and Feathers you are missing a lot. You can get it on Amazon for under $10 bucks and it is worth that several times over. Its the bible on Foam Terrestrial Flies.

Another great book is Fly Tying with Poly Yarn by Lee Clark.

Flies for Bass and Panfish by Dick Stewart. 80 pages of patterns, pictures and recipes for the flies.


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#3253300 - 03/20/09 10:49 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: yuccaflats]
yuccaflats Offline
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Loc: Kerrville, TX
Tying Foam Flies by Skip Morris

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#3253346 - 03/20/09 11:04 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: 10percent]
rrhyne56 Offline



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Originally Posted By: 10percent
Search Polly Rosborough for his press clippings,he was one of kind. Wrote a book at 80 about trapping, entitled Martens I have known. I can't say enough about this gent, he took me under his wing after watching me fish a section of his home river really poorly. I was very young and thought this was a distance sport.
He had a little shotgun shack on the Williamson River where he sold everything a fisherman needed. Coca Cola, cheese crackers and his book. He invited me to have a soda, gave me a handful of flies and sold me a book he autographed for free. I hadn't a clue who he was. Made the trip at least once a year after that to fish and vist. He was a frequent visitor to my mother in laws gallery...she would assist him w/the shadowbox fly displays that became popular.
Veering off-topic slightly; but what a gem of a thing to have known him and gotten to fish with him!
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#3253415 - 03/20/09 11:18 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: rrhyne56]
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Registered: 03/14/08
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If you plan to pursue primarily bass with your whippy stick, I highly recommend Whitlock's book as a starting point even before you take a lesson or buy a fly rod. Don't worry, it isn't an advertisement disguised as a book. The only mention of L.L. Bean at all is in the pictures of some of the gear.
L.L. Bean Fly Fishing for Bass Handbook


If you want to learn more about the habits and behaviors of largemouth bass and get a good history lesson on bass fishing, I highly recommend Ellis' book.
Bassin' with a Fly Rod

Most of the books that will be listed here are probably available used at very reasonable prices. Used books are your friends and usually don't have all the knowledge sucked out of them yet.
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#3253461 - 03/20/09 11:36 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: Txredraider]
rrhyne56 Offline



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This is not a book, but the fly tying section on Fly Anglers Online is a great place to review, snag ideas.
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#3254586 - 03/20/09 05:29 PM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: rrhyne56]
10percent Offline
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Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 42
Loc: ft.worth tx
Flies by J. Edson Leonard.. if you could only have one. The color plates,illustrated drawings are very impressive. Still copies around I found three w/little trouble. People who don't fish love to page through the book.

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#3256435 - 03/21/09 11:02 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: 10percent]
yuccaflats Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
Posts: 175
Loc: Kerrville, TX
FlyFisher's Guide to Texas - Phil H. Shook

The bible on where to fish with a fly rod and really any other rod in Texas. Where to put in and what to expect when you get there.


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#3256441 - 03/21/09 11:05 AM Re: Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Books [Re: yuccaflats]
yuccaflats Offline
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Registered: 02/06/09
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Loc: Kerrville, TX
An excellent web site on Texas Rivers:

http://www.texasflyfishing.com/rivers.html

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