Advanced Fly Tying: The Proven Methods of a Master Professional Fly Tyer (英語) ハードカバー – 2006/10
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Fly tying is not just the foundation of a major sport, it is also considered by many an art form - and A. K. Best is thought of as the greatest artist of all. "A. K. Best's Advanced Fly Tying" offers a truly comprehensive interpretation of the advanced techniques for tying trout flies. It discusses in detail the tools, materials, and methods of advanced tying, as well as looking at why some flies work better in some situations than others. With its hundreds of hints, tips and detailed illustrations, this is a must-have volume for any fly fisherman who wants to practice and learn the very best techniques.
"A. K.'s tying instructions come from long experience as a professional fly tyer (a job where time really is money) but that's not all of it. Plenty of people are very good at something, but few are so acutely aware of what they're doing, how they do it and why, and almost none are able to explain it clearly. A. K. is among the best fly tyers I've ever seen, and his is the best instructor."--John Gierach, from the Introduction "A. K. is one of the truly great fly tyers of our age. Because of his vast experience with trout, he has altered the way some favorite patterns are tied. Tie the flies the way he teaches in the book and use his advice for fishing them and you'll take more fish. That's a promise!"--Lefty Kreh "Few tyers are as outspoken and iconoclastic as A. K. Best. And few are right as often."--Ted Leeson商品の説明をすべて表示する
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An example would be AK's description of using soft hackle to tie standard dry flies. This is not new, even in bringing it to modern attention. But AK does it just so; He develops flies that still stand on the hackle, are traditional in style yet not on poker points of genetic hackle. These flies are stylish, tactically effective since they fish a little more in the film, and do use modern materials: underused genetic hackles that can be found in modern shops today. So these flies look traditional, employ modern fish catching savvy, and AK as a true professional production tier knows what is out there in new products, so that one can actually tie them. On the other hand these aren't foam body rubber hackle dry flies with zing wings either.
AK's most popular book is probably his "Flybox" book. He has two other books that are really moreso about the craft of professional tying, but they are written for any serious tier. "Advanced" is taking "Flybox" to the next level. Maybe not for those who prefer less complexity. The flies are simple enough to tie, but there is a lot of stuff about small flies and flies that fill in gaps. If one's idea of a full fly box is a Wolly B., some hare's ears, and a Humpy, this one may be over-thinking things a little. One may still enjoy reading the playbook.