Tim Rolston A lot of fly tiers find parachute patterns troublesome to tie and lacking in durability on the water. Commercial patterns are notoriously fragile which has lead to many people not making the most of these very versatile and easy to fish flies. In this book there are instructions and discussions on what makes a better parachute fly. Details on which way to wind the thread, better post manufacture and even some intermediate steps for those who don't wish to entirely change the way they tie these flies.
Tim Rolston Over one hundred useful and thought provoking ways of improving the way your rig your fly fishing gear. Information on sharpening hooks, modifying tackle and fly lines and much more. Mostly learned in the crucible of high end competative fly fishing. Filled with useful tips for beginner and expert alike and illustrated with dozens of clear diagrams and graphics
Tim Rolston Tim Rolston, Fly-Fishing Guide, World Championship Competitor, Casting Instructor and author uses unique methods to both describe and teach fly casting. Originally published and sold out in print this book has now been updated and modified into eBook format bringing this pragmatic approach to fly casting to a wider audience.
With an estimated 80% of fly fishermen unhappy with their casting technique and many limited by it to the point of fishing less effectively than they might, this book provides a simple, easy to follow description of what works. Where casting instruction in the past might have led anglers astray and how to master the technique in short order.
A series of sixteen simple to follow exercises adding a new element each time provides the angler with comprehensive and structured means of learning effective technique. No other book uses the methods described here. In short the method works, in fact the author guarantees that it will. Having been used to teach hundreds of anglers to cast more effectively with less effort following the exercises will produce results, literally in a couple of days. No matter that you are a complete novice or an old hand wishing to improve this book is for you.
Tim Rolston An easily downloadable version of what has been described as the World's most innovative fly tying instruction manual". This eBook version provides instant access to an exceptional array of fly tying techniques. Supported by text, detailed full colour diagrams and links to video clips illustrating both the techiques and the complete flies discussed. By providing only links instead of embedded video content as in the CD verson this book is available for instant download to anyone anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
80+ colour diagrams 30+ video links 24+ key fly tying techniques 14 complete flies from start to finish Essential entomology guide Hook selection guide Essential fly tying tools and more... No matter that you are a novice or already accomplished at the vice, this book will teach you something making your time at the vice and on the water, more fun and more productive.
Tim Rolston The Fishing Gene Blog has been running for in excess of three years. With 80 posts to date and and average viewership in excess of 1000 a month, a mess of useful, thought provoking and sometimes humorous anecdotes related to the authors abiding passion. Fly-fishing.
This book is a collection of twelve of the most popular posts over the years. Those stories or instructions which have proven to be most read by the public at large and now made available in a more readable and convenient format.
Do you ever wonder why you can't cast your new hi-tec rod as well as the older one that you loved so much? Ever pondered why it can be so tricky to fool a cold blooded creature with a brain the size of a pea? And of course what flies do guides use when hackles are hard to come by and expensive?
This book is filled with humorous and thought provoking anecdotes on all aspects of the sport.
The author's passion has been fishing since exiting the womb, it’s not his fault, he has "The Fishing Gene" in his DNA and here he unselfishly shares some of the experience and experiences of a lifetime of fishing.
Including: An AFTMA fairy tale. The Fishing Gene What about the HOOK? No Hackles Bog Standard Parachutes Journey to the Centre of the Universe Two Kinds of Rock Soft Hands, Soft Rods and Soft Tippets An Interesting Puzzle Fly-rod Guarantees Brain Power Giving it the Finger.
Tim Rolston For a fly fishing guide it isn't enought that the patterns they use are effective, that is a financial necessity. If they are not and clients fail to connect with fish, the erswhile guide is likely to be looking for alternative gainful employment some time soon.
In "Guide Flies", international competative angler, fly fishing coach and fishing guide give up the secrets to success. Not only in terms of the fly patterns he uses, but equally and perhaps more importantly the methods of their manufacture. The book is littered with gems of imformation on tying and fishing these flies, how to modify them to suit your own needs and how to insure that they are not simply effective but equally durable.
Guide flies also considers in detail the thought process behind the design of various key patterns and anecdotal evidence from real "on the water" successes and failures that have led to the development of the patterns illustrated.
Guides tie flies for their clients and the clients come in all shapes, sizes and skill levels, which means that the flies detailed in this book are suitable for all anglers, experts and beginners alike. Not demanding of complex tying procedures, fancy tools or tricky to obtain materials. "Guide Flies" will alow any trout angler of rivers or stillwaters, to manufacture a selection of patterns which cover most of the bases and equally to understand why they should work and when. All beautifuly illustrated in full colour graphics and with links to external video content of the flies and techiques discussed.