Spey Flies and Dee Flies: Their History & Construction (英語) ペーパーバック – 2002/5
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Oregon resident, John Shewey, is a life-long flyfisherman. He has fished all over the West, from Mexico to Alaska. John has had many articles and photographs published in various magazines. John has written 11 books.
Shewey does a good job of providing some history of the material used for tying these styles, and I believe it is a nice addition to the fly recipes and techniques he describes (the techniques are one area where there is some overlap with his other book, but they are an essential part of the book). The picture quality is great, and this book (especially in hardcover) could look just as good on a coffee table as on a tying bench. I especially enjoyed seeing different tyers' interprations of the same pattern, and the little variation each one makes.
Although Shewey does a good job of explaining the different techniques needed to tie spay and dee flies, to make the most of this book you really need to have some prior tying experience. I don't see that as an issue though, since the complete novice fly tyer typically won't be attempting to tie in this style in the first place.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking to get a start on tying these style of flies, or any fly tyer that finds them fascinating as I do.
This book has already been suggested to some of my friends and family! This is a GREAT BOOK!