Fifteen creative techniques for imitating a seemingly endless variety of crab, shrimp, crayfish, and baitfish found in fresh and saltwater. Detailed and informative. Includes an extensive and highly practical chapter on materials.
From the Back Cover:
Big fish eat the biggest prey. In this path-breaking book, Carl Richards presents fifteen innovative, often startling techniques that can be used to imitate thousands of different baitfish, crab, shrimp, and crayfish species throughout the world. He explains in detail a commonsense, systematic approach for designing realistic and impressionistic bait imitations-from the collection stage through photography, design, and then the crucial tying sequences. Any fly tyer can put this approach to immediate use. Each chapter on the tying techniques is fully illustrated and describes in detail not only the species of prey being imitated but other species in the family that are also important to the angler; many of these details are hard-or impossible-to find elsewhere. With hundreds of photographs and drawings, and with its authoritative text, this book is a must for the serious fly tyer. (7 x 9 1/2, 144 pages)Carl Richards is well known for his ability to create new fly patterns and methods for difficult gamefish. With Doug Swisher, he wrote Selective Trout, Fly Fishing Strategy, Emergers, and other groundbreaking books.