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    Hi Guys

    Please can someone advise on what is a good book to get for fly tying ( colour photos and step by step etc ) , trout flys and freshwater . Been looking around and the variety is huge . So many decisions , but some good advice will be greatly appreciated
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    "The Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying", without a doubt.

    Kalahari.net has a sale and I see price is reduced to R357. I bought a number of tying books prior to this one and I wish I had just bought it first. It is everything you need in terms of technique and methods, and some nice detailed pattern instructions too.

    You can't go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean.struweg@gmail.com View Post
    "The Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying", without a doubt.

    Kalahari.net has a sale and I see price is reduced to R357. I bought a number of tying books prior to this one and I wish I had just bought it first. It is everything you need in terms of technique and methods, and some nice detailed pattern instructions too.

    You can't go wrong.
    Thanks for the heads up Jean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jean.struweg@gmail.com View Post
    "The Benchside Introduction to Fly Tying", without a doubt.

    Kalahari.net has a sale and I see price is reduced to R357. I bought a number of tying books prior to this one and I wish I had just bought it first. It is everything you need in terms of technique and methods, and some nice detailed pattern instructions too.

    You can't go wrong.
    Have to agree and another definite AK Best "Production fly tying"
    will speed up your tying and give you tips that you never ever would have dreamt off.
    Korrie Broos

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    Thanks for the info jean
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    Depends on you current level of expertise.

    In addition to the ones mentioned:

    Fly tying for beginners - Peter Gathercole

    All the info you need on the tool, techniques and materials required to tie the 50 traditional and more modern patterns included in step by step format in the book.
    "Hierdie drol het baie vlieŽ" - Ago 2014.

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    Two books that really helped improve my tying are:
    The South African Fly Fishing Handbook, Dean Riphagen
    The Fly-Tying Bible, Peter Gathercole

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    The South African Fly Fishing Handbook, Dean Riphagen
    I have been looking for that book for over 2 months now and no joy. If you find it buy it immediately and give it to me since you will never find it again it seems...

    :P

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    I agree with Scythe ( for once ) I have the book and it's brilliant. I am now "adapting" some of the patterns to suit our waters.
    My next book will be the Fly Tyers Bible by the same author.
    Between that and Flyanglersonline you don't really need much more.
    It's not in the catching, it's in the learning something new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MyWorld View Post
    I have been looking for that book for over 2 months now and no joy. If you find it buy it immediately and give it to me since you will never find it again it seems...

    :P
    Yeah, certianly a very good start. I hear they are gold dust at the moment.
    Perhaps someone should convince Dean to get the publisher to run off a few more copies.
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