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I'm interested in learning to tie some classic wet flies and I was wondering if there's a good book out there on the subject that any of you would recommend. I'm getting married next year and I want to use flies for my groomsmen's bootineers. I'm thinking I'll probably need to take a class or otherwise find some in-person instruction, but a book would help get me going until I'm ready to pony up the cash for "real" feather. Thanks in advance.

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Plenty of books, but with You Tube I would start there. I started with books in 1980 which is the hard way.

Also take a beginners lesson at local fly shop if available.

Good luck on the tying and the wedding.

DS

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Thanks for the feedback. I've been tinkering around with the basics so far, with mixed results. I've made about half a dozen trips to Patrick's in the last few weeks and Anren (forgive my spelling) has been a great help. I'd still like to find a reference guide, but they're surprisingly expensive. If anyone here has an old one laying around that they'd be willing to sell, let me know.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I've been tinkering around with the basics so far, with mixed results. I've made about half a dozen trips to Patrick's in the last few weeks and Anren (forgive my spelling) has been a great help. I'd still like to find a reference guide, but they're surprisingly expensive. If anyone here has an old one laying around that they'd be willing to sell, let me know.
Check out this Forum....the best ever time investment!!
http://www.classicflytying.com/index.php?act=idx

Plus you can get Free PDFs from this site...
Archives.org
Here's a sample...
https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtodr00kelsrich

And this...
http://www.salmonfly.net/

And this is where I first delved into the "...." of it all...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1...4_9?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4HRHRS5SN3331M3NMTX5

ENJOY :D
 

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Great info on places to get started, classicflytying.com has a section dedicated to old wets and streamers and is a good place to learn the skills and techniques you'll need. Good luck.

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Check out this Forum....the best ever time investment!!
http://www.classicflytying.com/index.php?act=idx

Plus you can get Free PDFs from this site...
Archives.org
Here's a sample...
https://archive.org/details/salmonflyhowtodr00kelsrich

And this...
http://www.salmonfly.net/

And this is where I first delved into the "...." of it all...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1...4_9?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=4HRHRS5SN3331M3NMTX5

ENJOY :D
Awesome!! Thanks for all the reading material!!
 
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