In this updated (2024) first version of The Feather Mechanic, Gordon presents his deepest thoughts about how he sees tying.
The idea is to get people moving past the ‘sbs’ (Step by Step) mentality and getting them to tie flies logically as opposed to just following steps. Everything you put in a fly needs to be motivated. Form follows function. You need to understand what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
If you can do that you’ll be tying flies that catch more fish because they make more sense! “The Feather Mechanic” is an idea and presents the reader with an alternative approach to tying.
Following hot on the heels of its immensely popular book, The Complete Book of Fly Fishing for Yellowfish, the TCFF team have released their latest book, The Complete Book of Fly Fishing for Trout.
This full colour, A4 size, 306-page compilation is filled to the brim with everything you ever wanted to know about trout.
Various contributing authors include: Tom Sutcliffe, PJ Jacobs, Fred Steynberg, Murray Pedder, Peter Brigg, Gerhard Laubscher, Andrew Fowler, Mario du Preez, Steve Cook, Mario Cesare, Malcolm Meintjes, Rob Scott, John Geils, Gary Borger, Jason Borger, Leon Links, Daniel Bagur, Rasmus Ovesen, Steve Thornton.
This is a great book to improve your techniques and learn more about catching trout.
The third in the series of species books, The TCFF's "The Complete Book of Fly Fishing for Tigerfish" is here, just in time for a budding tigerfish season.
From cover to cover, this book is filled with articles detailing the species, where and how to fish for it, tackle, tactics and flies, and how to conserve this most stunning and impressive true African predator. If you are a tigerfish fly angler, this book is right up your alley and will help increase your skill levels.
Or, if you have never fished for tigers but desperately want to, this book contains all you need to know. Even if you do not target the species specifically, the beauty of the photography and the ambiance created through the environment where tigerfish roam, will have you pining for a tigerfish excursion.
After the runaway succes of The Feather Mechanic, with The Feather Mechanic II: Beyond the Pattern Gordon van der Spuy takes us on a fly tying journey with some of the best tyers on the planet. They take us through their thought processes behind the patterns they write about and unpack the details behind what makes these flies the killer fishing tools that they are. The book is full of illustrations because a picture paints a thousand words. With over 200 hand-drawn pictures, it’s a jam-packed with fly-tying goodness.
Featuring contributions from Wayne Luallen, Vladimir Petrovic, Daniel Duane, Walter Reisinger, Hans van Klinken, Tim Rolston, Luis Meana Baeza, Umberto Oreglini, Jay Lee, Davy Wotton, Marcelo Morales, Jonathan Antunez, Mike Lawson, Leon Links, Barry Ord Clarke, Michael Olesen, and Steven Fernandez.