Best Fly Tying Books

1. “The Fly Tier’s Benchside Reference” by Ted Leeson and Jim Schollmeyer (1999): This comprehensive guide to fly tying offers detailed instruction on tying all types of flies, from dry flies, wet flies, and nymphs to streamers and saltwater flies. With over 1,000 photos and illustrations, it is the perfect book for all levels of fly tyers.

2. “Tying and Fishing Tailwater Flies” by Mike Hogue (2008): This book provides detailed instructions and illustrations for tying flies designed for specific tailwater fisheries. It also covers fly selection, rigging, presentation, and tackle for fishing tailwaters.

3. “Fly Tying For Beginners” by John Betts (2007): This book provides a great introduction to the art of fly tying. It covers the basics of fly tying, from tools and materials to tying flies step-by-step. It also includes detailed illustrations and helpful tips.

4. “The Art of Fly Tying” by Joseph D. Bates Jr. (2004): This book is an excellent resource for the serious fly tyer. It covers advanced techniques and materials, along with step-by-step instructions for tying a variety of flies. It also includes detailed illustrations and helpful tips.