Lawrence F. Deans from Scotland has kindly made available several free fly tying and fishing ebooks, including:
- Basic Lessons
A few basic fly tying lessons shown with step by step diagrams. You learn how to “catch in the thread”, “whip finish” and how to tie a basic salmon hairwing pattern much like the Hairy Mary.
- Common Fishing Knots
This ebook is full of diagrams consisting of the most commonly used game fishing knots. A great free reference for the game angler or anyone learning to tie fishing knots.
- Sneak Previews
Sneak previews of fly tying and fishing books taken from the author’s own library. The previews consist of example page taken from each book allowing you to learn something from that particular page and to see the author’s presentation style at the same time.
- Allys Shrimp
Tying an orange Ally’s Shrimp with 12 step by step diagrams including the usual enlargements.
- Tying the Tippet
This one shows the steps involved in tying a tippet feather onto a GP or Ally’s shrimp salmon fly. The steps also show how to tie 2 flies from one feather
- Hackle Winding
This is handy if you have trouble winding a hackle feather round a shrimp fly or wound beard. This ebook uses a bare hook and a hackle feather to show you how it’s done.
- Safety Needle
A short “do it yourself” ebook showing how to create a safety dubbing needle from a plastic leaded pencil. The needle extracts into the pencil body for safe storage a great tip for the travelling flytyer.
- Devon Trace
This one shows the steps involved in creating a devon minnow trace (mount) from elasticum wire.
You can read more and download the ebooks here. (Please let us have your reviews if you downloaded these ebooks)