When you decide to delve into using natural materials vs synthetics to tie flies, the degree of difficulty definetly goes up. Drew's "Feathers-Tips, Tricks & Common Mistakes" is a great resource for the different techniques specific to using feathers as well as helping with the selection process. Living in South Florida fishing for large predators in both fresh and salt, Drew's focus on fly durability is a bonus. I have since ordered Snook Flies - 2.
It’s a brief read packed with information. They say a picture captures a thousand words. The illustrations is certainly testimony to this. Read this book again and again and learn - packed with detailed information.
Perfect tail with long and varied fur. Arrived in a timely manner, overall I’m very pleased.
Feathers - Tips, Tricks & Common Mistakes (eBook)
I just started tying, so I have basically just taken what I’ve heard in random tying videos and used that for everything, such as spin the thread counter clockwise to chord up the thread. Your tip to do just the opposite when tying feathers to flatten it out makes perfect sense, and also making loose wraps and then pulling up on the thread to keep the feather on top has helped for more than just feathers.
Largemouth Bass Flies (eBook)
One of my favorite fly tying suppliers, thanks Drew.
VERY IMPRESSED with the LED DUAL HEAD Fly Tying Light! Colors POP, No shadows and, best of all, they don’t put off much heat. THANKS DREW!!
If your like me and you don’t have the best lighting in your tying area, this light is a must have. It’s easy to position the lights right where you want them and make every wrap count! It’s made very well with a solid base and should last a long time.
Great tips! Very useful
Feathers - Tips, Tricks & Common Mistakes is a well written, to the point publication. Seasoned tiers can use this tutorial to fine tune their skills. A new tier can easily understand and follow Drew's techniques and become a better tier early in the game.
I started tying flies when I was eight years old, that’s sixty years ago! With each one of Drew’s books I learn something new. “Largemouth Bass Flies” is no exception and it is extremely informative. Drew’s writing, photography and tying instructions are excellent! A great mix of his own patterns along with those of some other great tiers and fly fishermen. Drew’s tying tips and techniques are extraordinary. One good pattern or unique technique is well worth the cost of the book. You have come a long way since “Feather Brain.” By the way, I reference “Feather Brain” all the time. All the best to you Drew and keep up the good work!
Each light provides 220 lumens, each unit comes with 2 positionable lights, if your space can handle 2 of these I would suggest it! Super bright and looks cool for you fly tying nerds like myself.
I wasn’t expecting much for free but it was surprisingly helpful!
Drew, I kinda knew from the start that there must be a better technique for selecting and securing feathers. I'd been wrestling with the blame things forever. Your tips will preserve my sanity, what's left of it. Thanks. - Zapper
Drew has put together a well written book, full of tying instructions and a back stories of the fly and fly tyer. The book is well illustrated with clear pictures and easily understandable instructions. I am just getting started in tying for salt water and Redfish are my primary target. This book is a great addition to my library. A great value and I will be purchasing additional books in the future.
Drew has put together a well written book, full of tying instructions and a back storys of the fly and fly tyer. The book is well illustrated with clear pictures and easily understandable instructions. A great value and I will be purchasing additional books in the future.
I thought I put it in ebooks - but it is not there - can I get it again?
Absolute best product to creat rock solid - paper thin - rocket sinking ragheads. Separate the strands. Run them thru a coffee grinder, take some scissors to the mess and grind again. Bodies are super easy to build with e6000. More durable and sink faster than Mcfly foam and you don’t lose the hook gap.
Great looking Coyote Tail. The tail was full, soft and well preserved. Great value.
I've been tying flies for over 25 years but reading Drew's book on feathers I learned that there were much better ways of dealing with feathers than what I had been doing. My old habits died easily once I learned of better ways.
I have been tying my own flies since age 10, I’m 55 now. I found the information in this publication to be insightful and useful. Having tied for so many years, I new most of the information beforehand, but even after so many years tying, I learned something new from this material.
Drew’s coyote have is much better quality than I’ve been able to source from other shops. Thanks Drew!
Drew’s introduction to fishing on a SUP is a quick read packed with many real life applications and reasoning why he finds SUPs better for his fishing trips. I enjoyed the tips that he included for setting up the board best for a fishing platform. I look forward to reading more of Drew’s books on fishing and fly tying!