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Essential Fly Tying Techniques
by Tim Rolston
Revised Mar 2012

Copyright 2012 Tim Rolston

Smashwords Edition

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Also by Tim Rolston and available from Smashwords:
Who Packed your Parachute
Making your own fly fishing lanyard
100 Fly-Fishing Tips, Tricks and Techniques
Learn to Fly-cast in a weekend.

Table of contents.

A note about the downloadable edition
Why and electronic eBook?
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Essential Fly Tying Techniques
Essential Fly Tying Tools
Understanding fly types
Essential Entomology
Complete Metamorphosis
Incomplete Metamorphosis
Fly identification
Basics of Fly Design
Anatomy and proportions
Getting Started Essential Skills
Positioning the hook
Threading the bobbin holder
Starting the thread and thread tension
Touching turns
Pinch and loop
Tails and neat underbodies
Stacking deer hair
Spinning deer hair
Tying in hackles
Throat hackles
Dry fly hackles
Sizing hackles
Winding dry fly hackles
Winding wet fly hackles
"Cheater wet fly hackles
Palmered hackles
Parachute hackles
Parachute posts standard
Parachute posts looped
Winding parachute hackles
Finishing the fly, whip finishes and half hitches
Tying Essential Nymph Patterns
The Diawl Bach
The Brassie
Bead Head Pheasant Tail Nymph
Gold Ribbed Hare's Ear
Tying Essential Wet Fly Patterns
The No Hackle Soft Hackle Midge
The Fuzzy Bug
Basic Soft Hackle
Tying Essential Dry Flies
Tying a Standard Dry Fly
Tying a Parachute Dry Fly
Tying a Parachute Spider
Tying an Elk Hair Caddis
Tying Essential Deer Hair Flies
Tying the Rat Faced McDougal
Tying the Marabou Muddler Minnow
Materials and tools list
Focus on Fly Hooks
Forthcoming titles and free downloadable books

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