These tips and techniques from master fly tier A. K. Best help you meet the challenges of today’s new tying materials. Part One of Fly Tying with A.K. addresses several common tying problems and gives solutions that every tier can use. Part Two describes new materials and patterns, explains how they differ from traditional materials, and what that means for today’s fisherman.
A. K.’s signature Quill Body flies take on new life when tied according to his directions using these new materials. Detailed photographs illustrate the step-by-step instructions for working with Bugskin, Coq de Leon, and streamers. With this book on new materials, new techniques, and new patterns, A. K. once again demonstrates his expertise as a tier and as a teacher.
Techniques and tips from A. K.:
- -The right way to hold a bobbin
- -Preventing body bumps
- -Avoidingtrapped hackles
- -Producing crisper hairwings and tails
- -Dubbing fine bodies
- -Saltwater tips
Tying fly patterns using new materials:
- -Bugskin Nymph
- -Blue Quill Dun
- -Mahogany Quill Spinner
- -Hovering Fy Crane
- -Coq de Leon Matuka