Friday, November 19, 2010

A Fly Pattern Guide



I purchased this guide a few weeks ago, because of my interest in Southern trout flies. When I recieved it and opened it up I was very impressed with how well its written. It lists the traditional patterns, with full color photographs of the flies in detail,along with a brief on their history.

While its not a how to tie book its detail photos of the flies is sufficient enough to tie from, even for me. I'm of the belief that a picture is worth a 1001 words. At a 19.95 price its worth the investment.

With this book I plan on tying some of these patterns for next spring

And these are a classic treat this time of year.... soon to be roasted chestnuts. Those of you who have never tried these, please do.... I'll leave it at that.


11 comments:

  1. Looks good to me. I'd find a spot on my shelf.

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  2. I knew you would like that book. :)

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  3. If fly fishing the Southern Appalachians appeals to you then may I suggest a book by the late Harry Middleton entitled "On The Spine Of Time". It's a collection of tales about life in the Smokies with trout and fly fishing being the central theme.

    The "reading season" is upon us. This book helps!

    Ken

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  4. blake, troutrageous1, I know you'll enjoy this book.

    AT, your right

    Millers River Flyfisher, I'll check that title out.

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  5. I like chestnuts very much too. I sometimes buy roasted ones, but when we cook them home, we simply boil them in salted water. We also buy chestnut cream. A friend of my wife gives us her home-made marrons glac├ęs every year in this season.

    Satoshi

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  6. Satoshi,
    Its good to see a post from you. Hope you are well.

    I too boil them especially when I use them in a risotto.

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  7. We have roast chestnuts with our Christmas turkey. We put them in with the roasted vegetables, as they go well with dinner.

    Happy New Year.

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  8. I want to buy the Fly Pattern Guide and it seems to be out of print and hard to find. Any idea where I might be able to order it? Thanks.

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  9. CushmanBrookie
    I just read your comment.
    You can get the Guide here.

    http://littleriveroutfitters.com/store/home.php?cat=995

    Little River Outfitters

    Sorry for the late response

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