Charlie's FlyBox, Signature Flies for Fresh and Salt Water
New Soft Cover Edition
•Learn to tie 17 best-selling patterns for trout, bass, and saltwater ?ats species such as bone?sh and permit
•Over 750 step-by-step photos
•60 pattern recipes, with author’s favorite variations
In his popular first book, Charlie Craven’s Basic Fly Tying, which has become the new bible for learning fly-tying fundamentals, Craven chose a wide range of perennial patterns to teach new tiers (and those looking to improve their skills) how to get started off right. In his new book, Craven teaches more advanced techniques and features instructions and detailed fishing information for his best-selling signature patterns, most of which are available through Umpqua Feather Merchants.
Going into the meticulous level of detail that Craven is known for, he touches on advanced topics such as dubbing loops, brushing techniques, tying “messy” flies neatly, techniques with epoxy, foam, rubber legs, and much more. But the greatest value of this book is that Craven takes readers on a tour of his creative process, walking them through the different versions, incarnations, and failures associated with his patterns, which are some of the most popular in the United States for waters ranging from small streams to saltwater flats.
“Charlie Craven has set the standard for innovation in fly tying . . . that very few tiers can match.” --TIM HENG
“Charlie Craven is a master fly tier and more importantly, a natural-born teacher. . . . Whether you are just getting started, or a longtime tier who wants to learn new tricks, Charlie can help.” --ROSS PURNELL, editor, Fly Fisherman magazine
CHARLIE CRAVEN has been a commercial fly tier for more than thirty years, tying flies for almost every species of game fish, freshwater and saltwater, though he specializes in trout flies for the Rockies. He is a signature tier for Umpqua Feather Merchants, which produces fifteen of his patterns. He was the photographer and fly tier for Barr Flies, and photographer, author, and tier for the Fly Fisherman Foundation Forty found on flyfisherman.com, as well as the tier for the FlyBench iPhone app. Craven is co-owner of Charlie’s Fly Box in Olde Town Arvada, Colorado, which was the winner of the 2009 Fly Fishing Retailer of the Year Award.