He also did a very nice beginners' book that I have a copy of. No pictures, but some very nice drawings nd very clear instructions.
One on ebay right now - http://cgi.ebay.com/Beginners-Guide-to-Flytying-by-Chris-Mann-Terry-Griff_W0QQitemZ370245860336QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUS_Nonfiction_Book?hash=item56345f7bf0 jack Mark Romero wrote: > Jeff, i have his other two books. Shrimp and Spey Flies for Salmon and > Steelhead and Feather and Hackle Flies for Salmon and > Steelhead.....both are really good. > > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > From: desert-tr...@hotmail.com > To: email@example.com > Subject: [VFB] Re: Tube Flies (was AttaBoy, Jimmy) > Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:01:48 -0800 > > Jeff, > Another book is "Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon & Steelhead" by > Chris Mann. > jim > > */May your GOD be your fishing partner. /* > *//* > > > > > > > i'm EMAILING FOR THE GREATER GOOD > Join me > <http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Home/?source=EML_WLHM_GreaterGood> > > > > > > Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 06:24:58 -0800 > > Subject: [VFB] Re: Tube Flies (was AttaBoy, Jimmy) > > From: pm...@tallships.ca > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > > > > > > Jeff > > > > While a little dated, Mandel & Johnson's Tube Flies will give you > > plenty to chew on for a whole lot less money than the Sawada book. > > > > Here's part of an article I wrote on plastic tube flies. There is also > > a vast variety of metal tubes. One advantage not mentioned below---may > > not apply to you---is that if you fish both barbed and barbless hooks, > > either through choice or regulation, one only needs half as many flies > > because the fly is separated from the hook. > > > > Advantage Tubes > > • Cost: Plastic tubes are dirt cheap; the ones I use cost less than > > one cent each. One needs only a few hooks for thousands of flies. > > Moreover, an array of hook styles can be replaced by several styles is > > a few sizes. > > • Weight (1): Plastic tubes are light, making them easier to cast than > > flies on large hooks and avoiding those nasty raps in the back of the > > head when a gust knocks down a backcast. > > • Weight (2): Very cold water may dampen the taking enthusiasm of some > > species, making it essential to get the fly down with sinking or sink- > > tip lines. Then, heavy hooks may catch the bottom; plastic tubes ride > > higher. With tubes I have noticed a considerable reduction in the > > number of my flies contributed to the bottom’s decor. > > • Hooking (1): I believe long-shank hooks can lever themselves loose > > during an extended battle. Tubes use short-shank hooks and the tube > > rides up the leader after hooking-up. In my experience they retain an > > excellent hold. > > • Hooking (2): I admit to reaching somewhat here, but it seems to me > > that using tubes has reduced the number of lightly-hooked fish. > > • Versatility: Tubes are incredibly versatile. One can make a half- > > inch fly by cutting a tube or a ten-inch fly by stringing several > > tubes together; no need to mess with tandems. Some folks are under the > > impression that tube patterns must be tied in the round; this is > > false. Standard patterns are easily tied and, with the hook and wing > > providing stability, orient themselves properly. > > • Tying ease: Although not a big deal, some patterns are easier to tie > > on tubes due to the increased space at the rear of the tube. > > • Storage: Forget expensive fly-boxes (unless you want to buy a > > special tube box from the UK), a simple plastic box with divided > > compartments is all one needs. Oh yes, and say goodbye to barbless > > hooks falling out of a fly-patch. Just throw the wet fly in the box > > and open the lid at the end of the day—nothing to rust. > > > > Liabilities > > • Although someone will surely argue with me, I consider tubes to be > > useful only for the equivalent of a standard size 10 or larger hook. > > I’m speaking here of shank length. Some of my smallest tubes are mated > > to size 14 hooks. > > • Inexpensive plastic tubes have a larger diameter than most hook > > wires; thus you will use more of any wrapped material for each fly. > > Regardless, smaller diameter plastic tubing is available, just not as > > cheaply or easily. > > > > Paul Marriner > > Outdoor Writing & Photography. Owner: Gale's End Press. Member: OWAA & > > OWC. Author of: (NEW) Atlantic Salmon: A Fly Fishing Reference, A > > Compendium of Canadian Fly Patterns (co-author), Stillwater Fly > > Fishing: Tools & Tactics, How to Choose & Use Fly-tying Thread, Modern > > Atlantic Salmon Flies, Miramichi River Journal, Ausable River Journal, > > and Atlantic Salmon. > > > > On Nov 10, 6:20 pm, Jeff Frye <bighawk...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > I'm with Jimmy on this one. I need to get some value from that > many e-mails. Otherwise Facebook or an IM might be a better place for > that kind of stuff. There are folks that used to be regulars on here > that are gone form the list. I know that they are alive because I > still get private e-mail from them. > > > > > > That said, I know several years ago, we had a thread on tube flies > going. I am now actually interested tube flies and am wondering if > anybody can: > > > > > > 1. list me what they see to be the advantages/disadvantages of > tube flies > > > 2. Best applications for tube flies such as patterns that this > style would work well on > > > 3. Any resources for info like web sites or books you might know of > > > 4. Anything else you might want to share with the group > > > > > > Thanks in advance for any help you might provide to the group > > > > > > ________________________________ > > </html > > > --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group. 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