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Features 21 classic fly patterns with step-by-step photo tutorials for tying them, Tips on the best way to fish the founding flies today. Includes a broad range of flies, from nymphs and streamers to drys and terrestrials 400 color photos; 8.5×11 inches, 144 pgs.

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Fly fishing has a rich heritage of “founding flies” that revolutionized the sport, yet many of these classic flies have fallen out of use. In this follow-up to The Founding Flies, Mike Valla includes detailed instructions to help anglers tie and fish these historic, effective patterns.

“With the expertise and attention to detail we have come to expect from him, Mike Valla brings us full circle with this beautifully crafted companion fly-tying guide to the acclaimed The Founding Flies. The superb step-by-step fly-tying photography brings the flies to life and engenders even more insights into the creators of 21 iconic patterns.”–John Shewey, Editor-in-Chief, Northwest Fly Fishing/Southwest Fly Fishing/Eastern Fly Fishing magazines

Mike Valla
has published articles in Fly Fisherman and The American Fly Fisher, and he is the Northeast Field Editor for Eastern Fly Fishing Magazine. He lives in Ballston Spa, New York.