Jim Cramer has been tying, teaching, and demonstrating fly tying
techniques for more than sixty years. A regular fly tying columnist and a
favorite demonstration tier at the annual Federation of Fly Fishers
Conclave, Jim now shares his years of tying experience and thoughts with
you in this book, his very first.
Become a Thinking Fly Tier!
by Jim Cramer
All fly tiers
have a desire to improve their levels of skill, yet many find themselves
stuck in their advancement. You can become a better tier by truly
thinking about the what, why, and how of your tying. Jim
Cramer shares with you his sixty-plus years of tying experience, and
thoughts about materials and techniques that can help take your tying to
a new level. You will be challenged to grow beyond the “paint by
numbers” approach that may have limited your progress. Your rewards will
be a noticeable increase in the quality and uniformity of your flies,
and an increase in the speed of your tying.
Ryan Keyes works as a recreation therapist at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Veterans Administration Medical Center. He works directly with Project Healing Waters to provide therapeutic fly fishing and fly tying opportunities for disabled veterans.
Welcome to the world of fly tying!
Step-by-step fly pattern tutorials develop your tying skills one pattern at a time. After completing all seven patterns you will have developed the necessary skills to tie most of the flies you will ever need to catch trout and a wide variety of other fish. A comprehensive step-by-step fly tying DVD guides and refreshes your fly tying skills.