Making Better Flies

How to Design, Develop, and Improve Fly Patterns for Salt and Fresh Water

Book Description

Not only a fly-tying manual for imitating saltwater baits, but also a study in successful fly design from one of the most influential designers in the country. Learn how to make flies behave like naturals, adapt patterns to imitate numerous baits, and trigger strikes when fish aren't feeding.

  • Covers all important design considerations, including shape, movement and action, color, and sink rate and balance
  • Advice for how to set up a fly box
  • Learn how to tie 21 of the most effective salt- and freshwater patterns

  • About Tabory, Lou

    Lou Tabory has been an outdoor writer for nearly fifty years, with articles in many major sporting publications, including Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Sports Afield, Salt Water Sportsman, Fly Fisherman, Salt Water Fly Fishing, Fly Fishing in Salt Water, The Drake, and American Angler. During that same period, he delivered slide shows, talks, and casting demos that teach fly casting, fly fishing, and knot tying. He is the author of Inshore Fly Fishing, Lou Tabory’s Guide to Saltwater Baits and Their Imitations, Stripers On The Fly, The Orvis Pocket Guide to Fly Fishing for Striped Bass and Bluefish, and Inshore Fly Fishing: 2nd Edition. He lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.