Steelhead Fly Tying Book/Video?



Aside from three pink yarn things I tyed for the humpies (they worked well), I haven't tied any flies for about 30 years and could use a good refresher. To the point, I am solicitating suggestions on books or videos on tying steelhead flies. I really need to start at the beginning on technique and materials yet not necessarily tools. I really didn't think I needed to go back this far but a recent post on spey hackles forced me to realize there are many areas new for me to discover (so you soak spey hackles because they are so stiff?). Books or videos that showed the particular steps on basic flies (demonstrated) would be ideal.


Rob Blomquist

Formerly Tight Loops
Before you go investing a few bucks in videos, I would check out the web to see if there is just the stuff you want. Try:

I just got back into tying after 20 years, and found it easy to pick up. Then find a shop that can help by answering your technique questions. I find Swede's in Woodinville is quite fine that way. Well actually there is nothing wrong with Swede's.

There is a great book out there called "Advanced Fly Fishing for Steelhead" It shows the basics to steelhead fly design and several different ways to fish them.

There be a good book out dere now by H. Kent Helvie it be called Steelhead Fly Tying Guide. I just got it and find dat it answers many a questions about fly tying steelhead patterns and materials. I live by this book now i dont no were i be wit out it. Da book goes through da history, style, materials, wet flies, spey flies, imitators, and dry flies fo steelhead. all in all a all around good book fo any un interrested in the the subject of fly tyin fo steelhead. ghetto