After teaching fly tying for several years, I have come to the realization that feathers cause more confusion and frustration than any other material. For both beginning fly tiers and seasoned pros alike (Yours Truly included), keeping them secured straight and even on the hook is a onerous chore that can suck the fun right out of fly tying. For that reason I created this free eBook to help you along the way.
Just complete the checkout and you'll be sent this free PDF eBook and added to my monthly fly tying newsletter with free tips, tricks, patterns and more.
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 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
I thought I put it in ebooks - but it is not there - can I get it again?
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.
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.
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!