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Creative Fly Tying
Creative Fly Tying

Creative Fly Tying

Masters on the Fly series


157 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11

Formats: Spiral

Spiral, $39.95 (US $39.95) (CA $59.95)

Publication Date: May 2006

ISBN 9780974642734

Rights: WOR

Wild River Press (May 2006)

Price: $39.95


A step-by-step, illustrated guide to the growing craft of fly tying

As fly fishing for trout becomes an ever more popular outdoor pursuit in North America, many enthusiasts are fueling their passion by learning to tie their own flies. This complete creative process, from concept to finished pattern, is lavishly represented here in hundreds of close-up, color photographs, demonstrating the beautiful feathers, tinsels, and other materials that comprise trout flies and the step-by-step methods used to assemble them.


"I've had the privilege of knowing Mike Mercer for more than 20 years and I believe he is one of the best fly tiers of our era. His ability to create productive, fish-catching flies is indisputable." —Andy Burk, Fly-Tying Editor, California Fly Fisher magazine

Author Biography

Mike Mercer is one of America's best-known designers of original trout flies. His patterns are consistently among the top-selling flies distributed to fly shops in North America. He lives in Redding, California.