I have not received material yet but ordered three weeks ago. I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope in the future I can start crab fabrication.
Super fast shipping. Outstanding communication. Just what I have been looking for. Will definitely be buying more of my tying materials from here from now on!!Great experience 👍👍👍
Nice stuff, ties easily to hook . I started to use the orange as spawning sac on bonefish and permit flies.
This was a great way to look at how someone else has built their own system. I primarily fish from a boat and am currently rebuilding a skiff. This helped me take a step back and think about only the necessities.
Exactly as described and lightning fast shipping! DO NOT hesitate to buy anything from Drew, top notch quality and service!
Loved the books. Great patterns and detail.
Essential Permit Flies (Paperback)
The history and very detailed instructions and photos are very helpful for someone who is new to tying like myself. Excellent books.
l saw Drew’s ebook on his website and got it to help me as I begin to learn saltwater tying. His straight forward information was easy to understand and brought out points I never considered when using feathers on flies. Everything made a lot more sense and l had more fun and less frustration from making far less mistakes. This book is a step in the right direction for beginning saltwater fly tyers of any fly pattern.
This book also convinced me to buy Drew’s book Feather Brain.
Got these for Christmas in anticipation of trip to Ascension Bay. Have tied a couple patters so far and the step by step directions really helps.
This should be last vice I purchase-solid hold
They're exactly what I was looking for to tie up Bauer crabs for Southern Belize. Thanks!
It seems that no matter where i go, they recommend a different fly than i have tied before. That and the fact i often times forget how i tied a fly two years earlier. These eBooks allow me to open my tablet and have the material list and detailed instructions right there on my bench. I have a lot of hard and soft cover books, but it's always hard to find the pattern i want. The eBooks are much easier to use.
This product was perfect and exactly what I needed. A generous serving of clean, perfect Coyote hair. Works like a charm. Thanks.
Having fished the marls from Abaco Lodge I can attest to the joys and challenges of fishing for big bones and permit in the Bahamas. Drew’s new book highlights some old favorite and new original patterns that are sure to help you succeed wherever bonefish inhabit. Drew draws inspiration from at least one famous name in saltwater flyfishing circles, none other than Chico Fernandez, and it shows. Well done Drew.
After starting to tie based off of YouTube videos, they don’t really give you the “why” of what you’re doing. This simple book almost seems too simple. But learning good technique and getting a good foundation is incredibly important. Phenomenal beginner book.
Great resource with good information and graphics to help understand the art of tying with feathers! Thanks Drew!
These techniques and receipts help me make fly patterns that look and feel like the pros.
The methods and points on materials handling in “Feather Brain” have really impacted my tying. A number of things I was struggling with on learning to tie traditional and standard patterns (even though I have tied them for years) were improved by the methods described and the excellent photos.
The fly design scheme and thoughts on systematic consideration of the how and why of design of patterns and material choices, the connection to the biological reality of predator and prey represent a novel and very effective approach that is a step forward over years of salt water fly pattern books.
Even as a long time fly fisher (dating from a boyhood in South Florida) and fly tyer who has for years tied the flies I used and use in salt, trout and warm water fishing, I am enjoying and working for a “rebirth” in my fly tying skills. “Feather Brain” has been an important part of my tying renaissance.
Nothing negative about Drew, who is a great fly-tier, but I didn't realize that the book would be only 29 pages--seven of which have no tips at all, and would have one tip about feathers per page: one about picking matching feathers from opposite sides of the cape; one that has the title "Keeping Feathers from Spinning" with no tips, followed by 14 pages with one tip on each page. If I'd known how little was in the book, I wouldn't have purchased.
Great ideas I hadn’t considered. Really appreciate the detailed photos.
I just received a shipment of Drew's Coyote Fur and I am very impressed. I use Coyote fur to tie a variety of flies for Searun Cutthroat Trout and FW Brown Trout as well as SW patterns for the Tropics. The fur on these patches is excellent in length and overall quality.
As always I’m completely satisfied with SaltyFly products. Drew’s drive and ability to source key products is among the best in the Fly Fishing industry.
Great help to start with paddle board fly fishing.