Rotary Fly-Tying Techniques
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Authors: Al & Gretchen Beatty
Whether they use one or not, most tiers do not understand the full potential of a rotary vise--including many of the leading fly tiers in the industry. Most tiers are still just using them to see the bottom of the flies they are tying, but their uses and advantages go far beyond this.
Now with this book, the Beattys share their decades of experience and knowledge to unlock the mystery behind this type of vise and you won't believe what you have been missing. Rotary Fly-Tying's main objectives are to explore a sampling of true rotary vises currently available on the market, guide tiers through the sometimes frustrating adjustments needed to use their rotary vise to the fullest, share tying tips and tricks for quickly tying effective flies, and tie 36 flies--for fresh and saltwater species--with clear instructions and step-by-step photography.
There is no other book that explains everything you need to know about rotary vises and their many advantages, you will be amazed at how a rotary vise will improve your fly-tying.
8.5 X 11 Inches, 116 Pages, Full-Color
Published January 2008, Softbound
"Rotary Fly-Tying Techniques is a new book by the Beatty’s. It is the first of its kind and, judged by any conceivable standards it’s destined to become one of the classics. Anyone who owns, or plans to own, a rotary fly tying vise of any kind owes it to themselves to get this book. In fact, I believe this book is one which should be included in even a modest fly tying library. With its detailed examination of fly tying history, its inclusion of a number of simple and useful patterns, and its clearly presented demonstration of tying principles, this is a book that will help anyone become a better crafter of fishing flies. It’s a book that can (and should) stand beside the likes of Art Flick’s Master Fly-Tying Guide, Eric Lieser’s Fly Tying Materials, A.K. Best’s Production Fly Tying, and Mastering the Art of Fly-Tying by Dick Talleur" __Joe Cornwall, www.FlyFishOhio.com , June 2008
"My vise hasn't arrived yet. And, No, I'm not going to tell you which one I ordered. You'll have to read the book and decide for yourself which vise suits you. And, No, they aren't all as expensive as a fine fly reel. But you can be certain, you'll have the text you need to decide for yourself which vise you want and which techniques to use. When the vise arrives, I know where I'll be--twirling feathers and fur at breakneck speed, with the right book at my side."--Toney J. Sisk, The Wayward Flyfisher, May 2008
"Boise's royal couple of fly tying, the Beatty's, explore fly tying with rotary vises. Separate chapters devoted to various brands of vises present the benefits and limitations of each. Each chapter utilizes that specific vise to tie a pattern or two that can be added to your repertoire. Photos illustrate the required tying steps for each pattern. Whether you're thinking of buying a rotary vise and want to compare the features of each model, or just want to learn to get the most out of your current vise, this is a book you'll want to add to your collection."-- Ted Eisele, Boise Valley Fly Fisherman's, The Hackle Bender, May 2008