New Titles : These are some books which I have been just released. I have reviewed several and I picked these to be the best of the bunch. Further down are several titles which I also picked that I think are useful to the fly fisher and fly tyer. Also be sure to check out my set of fishing maps for New York, the Sportsman's Guides, which have full color maps with loads of information at a great price.

Just In! These are Great New Titles!

The Soft-Hackled Fly & Tiny Soft Hackles: A Trout Fisherman's Guide by Sylvester Nemes The Soft-Hackled Fly, Nemes's first book, written in 1975, was the catalyst for the resurgence fo these famous wet fly patterns. Now revised with ten new chapters on tiny flies and full-color photos, Nemes shares colorful experiences at home and abroad, the history of the soft-hackled fly, and illustrated step-by-step instructions for tying the flies. He also describes his technique of fishing the flies.The Soft Hackled Fly teaches you how to fish soft hackles in any stream & provides many of the best patterns with tying instructions & materials lists. Includes Over 61 patterns with color photos. $35.00 HB




Thunder Creek Flies: Tying and Fishing the Classic Bait Fish Imitations By Keith Fulsher with David Klausmeyer Based on Fulsher's Tying and Fishing the Thunder Creek Series published in 1973, Thunder Creek Flies is a completely revised edition of the fly-tying classic, with nearly twice as many patterns and striking color photographs by David Klausmeyer to demonstrate the unique Thunder Creek style of tying. New materials and techniques make it easier to create sleeker, better-swimming flies that look and act like real baitfish. With details on constructing the twenty-two freshwater flies and six saltwater designs, descriptions of specific baitfish they imitate, and large glamour shots of each pattern, this book showcases some of the most effective flies an angler can use.Step-by-step instructions to tie the unweighted Blacknose Dace Thunder Creek, weighted Emerald Shiner Thunder Creek, Marabou Shiner Thunder Creek, and Silver Shiner Thunder Creek with tail. $35.00 HB


These are perhaps some of the most beautiful books I have ever had for sale. For serious book collectors these are going to be of great value. His salmon pattern book is very hard to find, very expensive and last I looked is selling for around $600! Remember Forgotten Flies? Remember the Ist Ed of James Prosack's Trout of North America? Rare and Unusal? These are hot books that will increase in value.

The Tube Fly By Ken Sawada Ken Sawada dressed 300 patterns of tube flies including new styles, new arrangement and his new original dressings, from small trout flies to big salmon and taimen flies.Published in hard cover only this is book contains more than 500 photographs. Includes section on tying techinques and materials. Signed Collector's Edition. $100.00




Wet Flies By Ken Sawada Japanese Fly Tyer Ken Sawada contains over 400 patterns and wet fly dressings. Many traditional US, British and overseas patterns are included. Each photo shows the fly and pattern. The back includes a section on materials and techniques. Special collector's full color hardcover edition. Written in Japanese and English. Speical Hardback Collector's Edition, Signed $60.00





The Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying by Ted Leeson & Jim Schollmeyer Renowned writing team Ted Leeson & Jim Schollmeyer have set another milestone in the world of fly tying with this unique new addition to their Benchside Reference series. Following the incredible success of The Fly Tier's Benchside Reference, Jim & Ted now offer the first beginner's book of fly tying to allow readers simultaneous access to fly recipes, tying steps, & techniques. No more flipping back & forth from fly pattern to technique, hoping the wings don't fall off your mayfly. The first 50 pages of this oversized, spiral-bound book are filled with impeccably photographed fly-tying techniques. The next 150 pages are cut horizontally across the page. The top pages show tying steps for dozens of fly patterns, including references to tying techniques that are explained step by step in the bottom pages. This groundbreaking book is sure to thrill all fly tiers. Over 1500 beautiful color photos, over 200 all-color pages. $45.00 Spiral Bound

Flies As Art by Paul Whillock. Provides details of how to tie a range of modern realistic flies; everything from a realistic Beetle for Fishing with right through to a full blown Art Fly. For each fly/insect there is an entomological overview including color photos; A Step By Step series of high quality, graphic line drawings explaining every aspect of tying an 'Art Fly' version of that insect; Step by step photographic sequences explaining how to tie a simplified, realistic fishing version of the same fly. Over 200 pages. $65.00 HB



Clouser's Flies By Bob Clouser Clouser's approach to fly design begins and ends on the water, with a lot of time spent in between at the workbench. The story of and instructions to tie the popular and successful Clouser Deep Minnow and its variations, including Purple Darter, Clouser Crayfish, EZ Popper, Rattle Clouser, Bright Sides Minnow, and more Choose effective hooks, thread, eyes, glue, natural and synthetic fibers Recipes, instructions, methods, and variations are included, with color photos to tie 17 flies designed to catch trout, carp, smallmouth, pike, redfish, albacore, and more. Clouser's approach to fly design begins and ends onstream, with a lot of time spent in between at the workbench. Including variations on his famous original Deep Minnow, Clouser presents recipes for seventeen of his most successful patterns for baitfish, subsurface freshwater foods, and surface flies with detailed explanations and superb full-color photographs to accompany every step. In sections devoted to materials and tying techniques, Clouser offers insight into his methods and provides a solid foundation for designing flies with confidence. I have a few autographed copies, first edition copies. $40 HB

The Fly Fisher's Craft By Darrel Martin The Fly Fisher's Craft returns to our angling origins with chapters on constructing antique lines, hooks, and loop rods-all simply made with basic tools and knowledge. It also follows the silk wraps of the early tyers to reveal their craft and cunning. Here are Barker and Cotton, Venables and Stewart, Halford and Skues, along with many other esteemed tyers of the past. And it presents the author's modern patterns inspired by that past. Abundant photographs and illustrations by the author guide you on this enthralling journey, told with some surprises along the way.$40.00 HB





DVD: Sylvester Nemes' Softhackles: The Life, Times, and Flies of a Remarkable Man Discover the secrets of the world's leading soft-hackle fly expert, Sylvester Nemes. Learn step-by-step the Nemes way to tie soft-hackled flies. Hear the stories. Tie the flies. It's personal, right at Syl's tying bench and on location in Montana.In this unique video, you will see Syl tying 10 different soft hackle flies, from the traditional to his own design; you will hear Syl's history and opinions on the art of fly tying; you will see several tips and tricks he's learned over the years. Using the power of DVD menus, Syl provides quick and easy access to each fly recipe as well as the ability to quickly jump to the specific instruction you wish to use. $30.00


Fishbugs, The Aquatic Insects of an Eastern Fly Fisher By Thomas Ames. $45.00 Book of spectacular full-color photos of common eastern aquatic insects is a fly tyer's dream. This is macro photography on steroids! For centuries anglers have struggled with their peculiar dependency on the aquatic insects that put the word "fly" in fly fishing, discoursing obsessively on how to replicate them with fur & feathers, and even about what to call them. Volumes have been written on the subject, but until now, there has never been a book like Fishbugs. Following the success of his first book, hailed as "the most useful book for eastern fly fishers since Art Flick's Streamside Guide, author Thomas Ames Jr. lets his photographic skills take center stage. His bigger-then life studies of mayflies, caddisflies, and other waterborne insects, captured in extraordinary detail, allow you see them as never before. Fly tyers will appreciate them as models for their imitations, while naturalists & other lovers of nature photography admire them for their intrinsic beauty. $45.00 HB


Fish Flies: The Enclyopedia Of The Fly Tier's Art by Terry Hellekson. A virtual encyclopedia of the fly tier's art--a definitive resource on over 600 flies & how to tie them. Hellekson addresses everything from the history of fly fishing & fly-tying around the world, to fly-tying material & hooks. Color illus clarify patterns described; 8.5x11 inches, 832 pgs. In one of the enduring classics of fly-fishing literature, Terry Hellekson addresses everything from the history of fly fishing and fly-tying around the world, to fly-tying material and hooks. This newly revised and updated version offers the original two volumes combined in one hardcover edition to create the definitive book on fly-tying.

This is not just another book on popular fly patterns, although it is the authority on those as well. Terry shares the insights and interviews with fly-tying greats of years past, along with the history of some of the popular individual flies and fly-tying vises, making this a great read. He also shares years of wisdom and knowledge on colors, fly-fishing techniques, and tricks of the trade on the best kinds of tools and materials to buy and where to find them. $50.00 HB


A New Generation of Trout Flies By Scott Sanchez. Scott Sanchez has been tying flies and fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains for more than 30 years. Scott's innovative patterns were created, proven and evolved on some of the West's demanding waters. Many of Scott's original designs have been on consistant winners as flies used in the annual Jackson Hole, One Fly trout fishing competition. Through commercial tying, he has been able to test his ideas in different waters and in different conditions. The book covers the fly spectrum from the popular Double Bunny to a Parachute Midget Emerger. There are chapters on mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, midges, emergers, terrestrials, attractors and steamers. Complete tying steps, full color pictures and more. Awesome! I love this book! Price: $39.95 Hard Cover/Spiral Bound.



Creative Fly Tying by Mike Mercer. Mike Mercer is one of Umpqua Feather Merchants' top fly designers, His innovative pattterns are well reguarded around the world. In his first book, Mercer offers fresh and thought-provoking insights to the art of fly tying in Creative Fly Tying.Mercer shows how to think differently about trout flies; he explains which materials to use and why. Mike reveals the evolutions and epiphanies that went into the creation of 12 of his favorite innovative patterns: Gold Bead Poxyback Green Drake Nymph, Copper Bead Micro Z-Wing Caddis, Profile Spinner, Rag Sculpin, Zebra Midgeling, Glasstail Caddis Pupa. Price: $39.95 Hard Cover/Spiral Bound.Spiral Bound


Go To Flies By Tony Lolli With paying clients expecting to get into fish no matter what the conditions, professional fly fishing guides from around the country have relied on years of on-the-water experience to develop special flies that they can fall back on when nothing else is working. Spanning fresh and salt water, hatches famous in the East and West, and everything from tiny dry flies to monstrous streamers, Tony Lolli has assembled the best of these original patterns. Whether you're chasing salmon in Alaska, cutthroats in the Rockies, brookies in the East, or flats fish in Florida, there are patterns here that will definitely catch you more fish. Includes dressing and tying instructions.
$25.00 HB


I am in this book so I thought I out to promote this one. Check out my Mylar Minnow fly which is in this book. Order from me and I'll autograph my page at your request.



Mayflies by Ted Fauleglia Everything on mayflies, from the most outstanding photographs of every stage to scientific descriptions and Latin names to pattern information, is included in this comprehensive book. Each chapter shows and describes the insect, from nymph through spinner, and lists patterns and photos of imitations that match each stage. Two photographic essays show in fascinating detail an emerging Blue Quill dun and a molting Yellow Drake dun. A breadth of information, natural history on mayflies, and angling tips on flies are matched with Fauceglia's phenomenal photography. $50.00 HB

This is a Great Book! The Pictures are unreal! This is sure to be an instant classic.




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Advanced Fly Fishing for Steelhead by Deke Meyer. Describes the most effective fly fishing techniques for steelhead and the best contemporary flies to use. Chapters on fly design; spey flies; wet flies; dry fly; small stream fishing; shooting heads; winter steelheading; two-handed rods; nymphing; deep drifting flies, and much more will help you successfully fly fish for steelhead year round. All color; 8.5x11 inches, 160 pgs. $29.95 PB






Deer-Hair Fly Tying Gudiebook by Jack Pangburn With its many color illustrations, this unique book has the look and feel of the streamside journal of a knowledgeable and very artistic fly-fisher. World-renowned fly-tier Jack Pangburn shares many productive patterns and techniques using natural deer hair, one of the most versatile fly-tying materials.There are many ways to catch a fish, but catching one on a fly you've tied yourself is by far the most exciting and rewarding. Most food items trout feed on are of natural earth-tone colors, and there is no better way to imitate natrue that to use what nature has to offer. Derr hair is one of the most versatile and popular natural materials used in fly tying, and in this book Jak Pangburn shows you how to combing deer hair and other elements to create a finisher, fishable fly. Topics include: fly-tying materials, hooks, stacking, wrapping, dubbing, wings, flared bucktail, spinning, bundled bodies, 84 fly patterns, many with step-by-step instuctions, and much more. The beautiful, detailed illustrations give this book the feel of a personal streamside journal; add the crisp photography and informative text and this book gives you all the information you need to become a great tier of deer-hair flies. $14.95 PB


\Extraodinary Chickens by Stephen Green-Armytage. A unique adult book, introducing the bizarre & beautiful world of exotic ornamental chickens. Startling pictures present an international selection of breeds ranging from the Bearded Silkie & the crested Polish to the majestic Phoenix, whose tail feathers can exceed 10 feet in length. 160 color photos, 5 B&W photos; 9x10 inches, 112 pgs. $24.95 HB

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Fishing Eastern New York by Spider Ryabaak: This is an angler's guide to more 240 top fishing spots in Eastern New York. Includes many lakes, streams, rivers and creeks to fish. Has complete maps, directions and locations. Also shows some of the fish that can be caught in various locations. Ideal for both the fly fisher and the spin fishers, this is well done book. PB $16.95






Hairwing and Tube Flies for Salmon & Steelhead by Chris Mann The world's leading fly tiers have contributed their own unique flies and fly-tying advice to this guide to the most widely-used flies for salmon and steelhead. Chris Mann's remarkable computer graphics convey the flies with clinical precision and color accuracy. He has selected over 500 of the best hairwing flies, based on those submitted by leading fly tiers from around the world. This book will inspire fly tiers to try a whole range of exciting new patterns, tying techniques, colors, and materials. $34.95 HB




Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers by David Klausmeyer Classic Freshwater Streamers is the first book to show you in detailed step-by-step photos and complete instructions how to tie such patterns as the Gray Ghost, Lady Doctor, and Chief Needahbah. Klausmeyer explains how to make durable tandemhook rigs for tying classic trolling streamers and how to tie marabou- and hair-wing streamers. This important book also features complete instructions for dressing modern fish-catching "classics" such as the Muddler Minnow and Thunder Creek series.Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers includes a comprehensive discussion of material selection & photos of additional flies--with recipes--dressed by some of the best tiers in the country. Klausmeyer is well known for his finely detailed & stunningly beautiful fly photography. Here he features more than 230 exquisite photographs.$39.95 HB



Tying Emergers By Ted Leeson and Jum Scholmeyer. Two of fly-fishing's most well respected writers collaborate once again, this time discussing emergers. Emergence is itself a behavior, and it puts the tier in a challenging and rather unusual position not that of imitating a fixed and recognizable form of the insect, but rather of representing a process. This book shows you how, including: emerger design and materials, basic tying techniques, many specialized tying techniques, fly patterns, and more. When you invest in a book by these two authors you know what you will get up-to-the-minute information, well-written text, and superb photography, Tying Emergers will not let you down $45.00 PB




Tying Small Flies by Ed Engle Interest in tying small flies to catch trout is increasing, and flies are being tied smaller with finer materials that come onto the market every day. Learn to imitate midges' trailing shucks and drowned adults, tie tiny parachutes and white-winged Tricos, and create patterns that mimic microcaddis and micro scuds. Learn about the origin of the Brassie and RS-2, and such classic patterns as the Renegade, the Gold-Ribbed Hare's Ear, and Griffith's Gnat. The book covers small-fly history, tying tools, and the materials you'll need to begin tying your own flies. Tips on fishing techniques come from Ed Engle's 30 years of experience fishing small flies on the South Platte River. $34.95 HB




Trout Hunter by Rene Harrop ( AKA Mr. CDC ) Fly fishing enthusiasts, the wait is over. At last - a collection of world renowned fly fishing guide René Harrop's finest, most informative articles from reputable industry magazines such as Fly Fisherman, Fly Rod & Reel, as well as their Japanese counterparts Fly Fisher and Fly Rodder's Magazine. Each article is an affectionate account of nearly six decades of fly fishing. You will learn everything from casting techniques and innovations in fly tying to actually reading the water, the insects and the flies Harrop uses. $40.00 HB




Spring Creeks by Mike Lawson. Packed with solid information for fishing spring creeks from Mike Lawson's years of fly fishing experience. Important chapters cover --mayflies, caddis, midges, terrestrials, and aquatic insects. Plus, practical and proven advice on locating, stalking, playing, and landing trout and tactics for fishing dry flies, streamers, wet flies, and nymphs, from one of the best fly fishermen in the business. Beautiful book with lots of pictures and personal accounts of places fished. Contains many of Lawson's patterns. $60.00 HB




Two Centuries of Soft Hackle Flies By Sylvester Nemes. This is mostly a literature survey of over two hundred years of history of the soft-hackled fly is covered in this book, starting with Richard and Charles Bowlker's 1747 Art of Angling, with the first mention of the red spinner mayfly pattern, and ending with John Reid's 1971 Clyde-Style Flies, covering some of the most radical trout fly designs from Scotland's Clyde River. In between are great fishing writers of the past, such as Francis Francis and G. E. M. Skues, and The Fishing Gazette, a weekly tabloid published for nearly 100 years in England. Excellent with pictures and patterns of the flies from each piece selected. $34.95 HB



Spey Flies and How to Tie Them by Bob Veverka Veverka balances his tales of history with detailed,step-by-step, photo-by-photo tying instructions for the three kinds of patterns-Spey, Dee, and eagle. Veverka owns and features antique flies in the book and flies by celebrated tiers like Syd Glasso, Walt Johnson, Mark Walkick, and Steve Gobin. Patterns covered include the Akroyd, Ghost, Golden Pheasant Spey, and Steelhead Sunrise. 100 color photos by Michael Radencich, 12 pencil drawings; 8.5x11 inches, 144 pgs. $39.95 HB




Trout of the World By James Prosek. Prosek has dedicated his unique painting talent to bringing to life trout from around the world. He has a passion for trout and conveys their beauty with the stroke of his brush. The text provides a historical profile of each fish along with personal reflections by the author. Prosek savors the beauty of various fishing spots, along with the fate of the species. 100 full-color paintings; 10x7 inches, 224 pgs.

Poster included with each book/ $32.50 HB



DVD: I just started stocking DVD's. As times goes on I will add more titles.

DVD: Sylvester Nemes' Softhackles: The Life, Times, and Flies of a Remarkable Man Discover the secrets of the world's leading soft-hackle fly expert, Sylvester Nemes. Learn step-by-step the Nemes way to tie soft-hackled flies. Hear the stories. Tie the flies. It's personal, right at Syl's tying bench and on location in Montana.In this unique video, you will see Syl tying 10 different soft hackle flies, from the traditional to his own design; you will hear Syl's history and opinions on the art of fly tying; you will see several tips and tricks he's learned over the years. Using the power of DVD menus, Syl provides quick and easy access to each fly recipe as well as the ability to quickly jump to the specific instruction you wish to use. $30.00



DVD: Tying Clasic Wet Flies By Don Bastian: Don is one of the world's leading tyers of Classic Wet Flies. Many of his flies have appeared in books such as Forgotten Flies and the Art of Angling Journal. Don shows how to make several of the traditional patterns using quills and also lists many of the patterns from Bergman's Trout. This is a great DVD this is easy to follow with clear instructions. $23.00




DVD: Magic Tool, Introduction by Marc Petitjean: Marc shows you how to use this wonderful tool to make many interesting patterns. He outlines the basics of the tool, it's uses and then shows how you can create new patterns with this tool. Very well done and easy to follow. Has many instructions for making your own hackle, using CDC and also making steelhead flies. If you love the Magic Tool, you will want this video. $28.00





Magi Head DVD: Marc introduces his popular product the Magic Head by showing how the flies fish. He casts many of his patterns and demonstrates why this product is so effective. By using the Magic Head you can learn how to create swimming flies that will behave more like the naturals that they are trying to imiitate. Covers the works from saltwater, trout, pike and everything in between. $28.00






Maps and Fishing Guides:

I have located a great selection of Maps and Fishing Gudie Books. Ideal for the fly fisher these are wonderful and very hard to locate. Most Maps are in Full color. Not available at the big box stores ! These are unique items!

Salmon River ( Pulaski, NY ) River Fold Out Map: Complete aerial photographs of the entire river organized as a river map. Fishing holes are marked along with access points. Has listings for lodges, tackle shops and campgrounds. Unique and hard to find! $5.00








Gray Ghost Fishing Guide Maps: These are fold out river maps for all of the major Catskill Rivers. Includes: Fishing access, bridges, named pools, roads and other great information. Choose from; Beaverkill, West Branch Delaware, Upper East Branch Delaware, Lower East Branch Delaware, Main Stem Delaware. $6.00 each or all 5 or $25.00






Venture Out Catskill Region 2007 Topo Map: Fold out topo map of the Catskills. Has all major rivers, map landings, named pools, parking, fly shops and also has a hatch chart. Much like a regular road map, this map is ideal for canoe trips, river floats, hiking or fishing. Has many lakes and ponds also. $10.00

Sportsman's Map to the Adirondacks: Full color fold out map of the Adirondacks. Has color marking for state forrest land. Ideal for deer hunting, fishing or hiking. Includes highways, trails, rivers and creeks. Wall size for den or office, can be used for travel. $3.50

Fishing Map for the Catskill Mountains: Complete fold out guide to the Catskills. includes publci fishing areas, stocked water, fishing hot spots and fish to catch. Ideal for the car and travel. $2.50

Sportsman's Map to the Catskill Mountains: Full color fold out map of the Catskills. Includes trails, where to hunt and fish, ski. Sows over 200.000 acres of public lands. $2.50

Sportsman's Map Delaware County, NY: Full color guide to Delaware county. Has much larger fold out map of area streams, roads, trails, hiking and fishing. Ideal for hunting or fishing.Use for the Delaware East and West Branches. $2.50

Sportsman's Map Sullivan County, NY: Full color guide to Sullivan county. Has much larger fold out map of area streams, roads, trails, hiking and fishing. Ideal for hunting or fishing. Use for the Beaverkill and Willoweemoc. $2.50

Sportsman's Map ( for New York City/Catskill Resoervoirs): If you want to fish any of these for monster fish, you need these maps. Has trails, water depths, major highways and access points. Choose from Pepacton, Schoharie, Roundout, Neversink, Ashokan and Cannonsville. $2.50 each

New York City Reservoirs in the Catskill Mountains: Small guide to fishing the New York City water sytem in the Catskills. Covers regualtions, where to fish, types of fishing and has a general set of maps. $2.50

Guide to Trout Streams in the Catskill Mountains: Covers where to fish, regs, posted lands, fishing rights and major trout waters. Ideal guide fits into glove box or map pack. $2.50

Guide to Adirodack Trout Waters in the Adirondack Mountains. Great little guide covers where to find trout, major trout streams, selected trout waters. $2.50

Bonus: Buy any 4 maps or guides for only $9.00!

Other Selected Titles:




Mayflies Top to Bottom: Expert Tying and Innovation by Shane Stalcup Shane's book is perhaps one of the most interesting and innovative out. Shane takes a look at redesigning trout flies using mostly synthetic materials. The goal is to create new patterns which match different stages of mayflies, making something that is realistic, easy to tie and something that fishes well. The pictures, patterns, descriptions and the layout are all top notch. Highly recommended. $29.95




Fly Patterns for Stillwaters by Phillip Rowley Phil spendt hours studying trout food sources in stillwaters. In this book he explains the link between understanding various trout foods and designing patterns which imiatate them. Useful for any lake fly fisher. $29.95 PB






Fran Verdoliva's Guide to Flies & Fishing New York's Salmon River. If you fish the Salmon River, you must have this book. Contains info on all the great Estaz flies and how to make them. Great info for steelheaders and salmon fishermen alike. $9.00

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Tying Flies with CDC by Leon Links Largely a collection of European tyers' flies. The book highlights the material, development stages and history. Links selects different tyers and writes about each fly. An insight into how the tyer developed the patterns is given along with a history of the fly and how some of the flies are fished. If you are interested in CDC this is one of the few books out on this topic. $24.95






Trout Country Flies by Bruce Staples Fly patterns which originated in the golden triangle of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana are some of the most famous patterns we use. This book includes info on history, origins and pictures of the original flies along with how the fly was tied. This is an excellent book. Highly recommended! $29.95






These are books which I have picked that are useful, interesting or unique to the fly tyer.


Dry Fly Patterns For the New Millennium By Poul Jorgensen and the CFFCM: This is the first installment of Flies for the Year 2000. As part of this display at the CFFCM, over 1800 patterns from nearly 800 tyers from all over the world submitted patterns. These were then photographed and printed in a book. Contains many interesting, unusual patterns. Intro by Dave Brandt, Jim Kruhl and Paul Dahlie executive director of the CFFCM. A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to the CFFCM. $19.95 PB


Don't Miss This One!



The Practial Fly Tier by Royce Dam: Royce Dam is a long time favorite at FFF Conclaves and at sport shows across the country. For those that have not seen Royce tie this great book. Well done book with excellent pictures. Book contains many of Royce's favorite flies and steps how to tie them. Perfect book for the newer tyer or for someone that likes nice pictures. Contains info on how to make wet flies, drys, streamers and nymphs. $29.95 HB








Fishy's Flies by Jay Fishy Fullum: Fishy is a regular on the show circuit and is a columnist for Fly Tyer Magazine. His articles always contain interesting, new and innovative patterns with wonderful illustrations. This book is a collection of some of his favorite flies. Many useful ideas are explained here such how to make saltwater shrimp with drinking straws and his famous swimming/kickboard foam hopper. This book is affordable and should be in every tier's set of books. $9.95 PB





Spey Flies and Dee Flies: Their History and Construction by John Shewey. Written by one of my FFF pals, this is the first and only book about Spey flies. Contains many antique patterns from Scotland as well as modern designs from Oregon. Also has section on materials, methods and how to construct these unique flies. Great photos, layout and excellent writing. I give John an A+ for this one. $30 soft cover






Pennsylvania Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing guide by Barry and Cathy Beck. Very nice travel guide to PA. Contains many of the top streams with a description of the streams and what to expect. Beautiful photos and great layout from one of the most famous couples in fly fishing. The Becks take us on a tour of the Keystone State, sharing its history, trout rich waters, insect hatches, tackle, flies, local lodging and fly shops, and more. From remote back country brook trout streams to the historic limestone streams known to trout anglers throughout the world, Pa has a lot to offer the fly fisher. Price $22 PB.


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Older Title Which is still Great! : Wet Flies by Dave Hughes. How to tie and fish wet flies, soft hackles, winged wets and fuzzy nymphs. If you are interested in soft hackles, this book is for you. Well written with loads of info on how to construct soft hackle flies. Discusses how to fish them.Very good. $32.95 HB

Soft Hackle Kit: Companion kit to make all of the flies in the Dave Hughes Wet Flies Book. Kit includes: Partridge cape, 4 colors of Pearsall's silk thread, Australian Possum Patch, Starling Skin, Squirrel Dubbing, Peacock sticks, Gold and Silver Wire. $30.00




Good Fishing in the Catskills by Jim Capossela A complete angler's guide to the birth place of American Fly Fishing. This book will give you info on the area's best streams such as the Beaverkill, Willowemoc, Neversink, Schoharie and the Delaware. Also contains info on the Esopus and the area's mountain lakes and reservoirs. Great guide book for all types of angling. $19.95 PB NEW EDITION with updated info!

Shrimp & Spey Flies for Salmon & Steelhead by Chris Mann and Robert Gillespie. This is a comprehensive international guide of spey & shrimp patterns. The authors examine and select patterns from all over the world and gather them together in one book. All images in the book are computer drawn and very nice full color pages, this is a beautiful book. Be sure to check out the patterns from the guys at the Global Fly Fisher. Price: $32.95 Hardback

My Fly Patterns, Materials and Techniques by Bill Skilton Bill Skilton's new book is the best I have seen in ages! Wow! If you are looking for cutting edge trout flies and bass stuff, don't miss this one. Bill Skilton has been an Orvis contract tyer for years and his early mentors are no less than fishing legends like Vince Marinaro and Ed Koch. Contains 28 step by step color fly patterns with over 250 color photos to describe how to make Bill's flies using his foam materials. Very innovative. $29.95 Spiral Bound

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Fran Betters' Fly Fishing-Fly Tying and Pattern Guide by Fran Betters. Ever wonder how the Usual fly came to be? Would you like to learn how to make the AuSable Wulff? Looking for some new streamer patterns? Then this book is for you. Written by Adirondack legend, Fran Betters, this book contains complete instructions on how to make the Haystack, Mini Muddler, AuSable Wulff and many other patterns. Contains color plates and info on selecting materials. Interesting and unique. Don't miss this one! $24.95 Paperback.

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Ausable Fly Tying Kit: Companion set to the Better's Book. All the stuff you need to make the Ausable Wulff and the Usual. Kit includes: white kip tail, Australian Possum, Flo Orange Thread, Snowshoe Rabbit, , Woodchuck. $8.50



Flyfisher's Guide to New York by Eric Newman. From the fabled Beaverkill and Willowemoc and Delaware rivers in the Catskills and the great fly fishing waters of the Adirondacks to the outstanding fly fishing in the Great Lakes, Eric Newman covers all of the many fishing opportunities in the great state of New York. 130 maps, hatch charts. $26.95 PB





The Delaware River Fly Fishing Guide by George Spector. This is a nice book which shows where to fish on the Delware. Contains descriptions of the river and its branches and describes when and where to fish. A complete set of suggested flies is shown with a reference list of guides, shops and places to stay or eat. If you plan on fishing the Delware, be sure to get this guide. Price: $16.00







From Field to Fly, The Fly Tyer's Guide to Skinning and Preserving Game by Scott Seymour. It is about time someone wrote this sort of book.. Each year around hunting season I get about 10 million emails asking me how to skin a bird, deer or tan a hide. This book explains all of that stuff. If you hunt or keep game then you need this book. Contains many fly patterns to use also. The best part is the price: $10.00







Matching Mayflies by Dave Hughes. It seems that learning to match mayflies often require 3 or 4 degrees in bugology before you can begin to understand half of the latin used. Dave Hughes takes and simplifies much of the jargon and puts things into terms we all can understand. He also breaks each of the stages of insects down into various patterns and shows how to tie each. There now that wasn't so hard was it?

Price: $25 Paperback






Nymph fly Tying Techniques by Jim Schollmeyer. This book looks at nymphs and shows specific methods of how to tie them. Using steps broken down by the author, you can follow along and see how to make a large number of patterns. Great layout and photos, even the most seasoned of tyers can learn something here.

Price: $24.00






Steelhead Fly Tying Guide by H. Kent Helvie. If you are interested in learning how to make flies for steelhead, this is the book for you. Covers things like spey flies, materials, wet flies. Contains a large number of patterns, pictures and also describes all of the hooks used to make these flies. Very good. Price: $25.00








Federation of Fly Fisher's Pattern Encyclopedia: This book contains over 1600 different patterns from some of the world's top fly tyers (including several tied by me!). Edited by former FFF President, Al Beatty and his wife Gretchen, this is a very well done book. Sections contained in the book include: dry flies, nymphs, stoneflies, egg patterns, salmon and steelhead flies, bass flies and saltwater patterns. Photographs by Jim Schollmeyer. For each book purchased from me, I be sending out copies authographed by me and the authors. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the FFF.


Softcover: $39.95





New York Fly Fishing Guide: For those that are wondering just where Ithaca is and how to come see me, this guide will show you! Just kidding! New York is home to mountain streams, the Catskills, spring creeks, trout, Atlantic salmon, steelhead and land locked salmon, pike, smallmouth and much more. If you are interested in fishing in New York this book is a must! Contains maps, flies info on guides, camping and parks. $19.95

Sorry out of print






Fly Fishing Midwestern Spring Creeks by Ross Mueller: This book contains many new fly patterns and tips for fishing spring creeks. This book contains useful info for any trout fisher, anywhere. The expert section contains several of my fly patterns with some fishing tips written by me. A wonderful book, well written! I love this! Autographed by the author.$15.95

Also: By Ross:

Uppper Midwest Flies that Catch Trout ( and How to Fish Them). This contains a whole collection of Ross's Patterns which show you how to catch trout on a year around basis. For each pattern there are notes and info on how to fish these flies. Wonderful and useful for any trout fly fisher, anywhere. Autographed by the Author.$14.00





The Fly Tyer's Benchside Reference by Leeson and SchollmeyerWithout a doubt, this is the best book ever made for fly tying. It is a dictionary style reference of all techniques to make flies. Benchside Reference contains info on such things as thread control, wing placement and dubbing styles. Contains over 3,000 photots, all in color. Text is aranged by different techniques and contains no actual patterns.

With this text you can literally tie almost any fly. Price: $100.00, hardbound.



This book is also available on CD!




Trout Flies, The Tier's Reference by Dave Hughes: This is one of the most complete books ever written on making trout flies. Includes section on soft hackles, wet flies, dries, streamers and nymphs. Hundreds of full color photos. Great for begineers or advanced tiers. $75.00






Tying Hair Wing Flies by Al & Gretch Beatty: My internet pals, the Beattys put together this nice new book which contatins instructions to tie 12 hair wing dries. Contains many of Al & Gretchen's favorite flies such as the Muddle May, H & L Variant, Humpy and the parachute caddis. A portion of the funds are being donated to the Oregon Council of the FFF. .$16.50 PB

Sorry out of print







For more Info Contact:

Mike Hogue / Badger Creek Fly Tying / 622 West Dryden Road, Freeville, NY 13068

Phone: 607-347-4946