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Fly Tier's Benchside Reference Book and CD

Fly Tier's Benchside Reference Book and CD is the most concise and comprehensive reference on fly tying methods you'll ever see or need. This comprehensive fly-tying book complete with CD includes information on selecting materials, thread handling, hooks, weighting hooks, tails, ribbing, bodies, wings, legs, heads, eyes, and more. 3,000 photographs, 400 tying methods discussed. Instructional fly tying CD allows you to zoom-in on or print-out any information.
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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Fly Tier's Benchside Reference Book and CD
Review 1 for Fly Tier's Benchside Reference Book and CD
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The benchmark,
May 17, 2014
By: Michael1
from Germany
"It is not only the Benchside reference it is the benchmark of books describing tying methods. It is the best out there, but if you want to learn to tie flies the books of Charlie Craven (also offered by ORVIS) are a better choice.
A must have for every fly tier who wants to learn a specific method regardless how difficult it would be to source the procedure outside of this book.
It must have taken several life times of knowledge to write this book. Kudos to both authors.
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Review 2 for Fly Tier's Benchside Reference Book and CD
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Fantastic Reference,
January 10, 2014
By: Slipaway
from Kentucky
"A life time of knowledge at your fingertips. Great photo examples and clear text. It will be on my tying bench forever. It will always be at the top of my recommendations."
Review 3 for Fly Tier's Benchside Reference Book and CD
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Everything You Need,
December 16, 2013
By: NNCC
from San Jose, CA
"This is arguably the most comprehensive and complete book on fly tying techniques available. It has very clear step-by-step photos of each step and complete, easy descriptions on how to do it. This is the only techniques book you'll ever need to buy."
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Everything you need to know and a tons more,
January 5, 2012
By: Swan
"Simple, this book will make you a better fly tyer. Without question, the best reference book on the market. Buy this book and get the itch to get back behind the vise."
Review 5 for Fly Tier's Benchside Reference Book and CD
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New techniques as well as old ones,
November 5, 2007
By: JohnH
from Idaho
"I started tying flies at an early age, did more when I was in college and worked in fly shops tying flies for customers, and then I stopped for several years. When I got back into it, there were several new developments such as the wide spread use of bead head nymph patterns. When I found this manual it was a great help at learning some of the newer techniques as well as remembering a few older ones. This is a fantastic book with detailed descriptions and color photos-very heavy book. I have seen no other book that comes close to containing all of the techniques presented here. Well worth the price to anyone serious about tying flies."
Review 6 for Fly Tier's Benchside Reference Book and CD
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Fly Tyer's Bible,
October 4, 2007
By: medic
from Pottstown, PA
"This book encompasses everything there is to know about fly tying and then some. Any question you may have regarding a particular material or technique is answered in this book. A must have for any serious fly tyer."
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