Orvis Fly-Tying Guide

This step-by-step guide to fly tying book has easy to follow instructions and tips.


Learn to tie more than 16 classic flies easily with this fly tying guide from Tom Rosenbauer, one of the world's most respected how-to writers. More than 700 full-color photos in this step-by-step guide to fly tying book to help you tie easily. Designed to use with our Fly-Tying Kit or as a stand-alone reference, it's the fly tying "bible" for fly tiers of all skill levels. 400+ flies from the Orvis catalog are shown in full color, along with tying recipes and proportions for each pattern. Paperback.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 35 reviews


35 of 35 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great guide - 2/9/2015
    By: from Georgia

    This is a greatr guide for the beginner. It starts you off at a beginners pace and gradually works you up. Super pictures and explanations.

  • 4/5

    Great - 9/8/2014

    Has every fly you need to know. Wish it had more though.

  • 5/5

    Great Purchase - 3/17/2014
    By: from Pa.
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I am just getting into fly tying and this will be a great addition to my collection of fly tying information a great go to source of information. The way the way that Tom presents the manual with the step by step pictures is great and the analogies to help you relate and understand what you are to do and what you should see in the processes is really great. Thanks

  • 4/5

    well written good resource - 3/12/2014
    By: from CV maine

    getting back into tying this book has been a great help. the descriptions are very well worded and time has been taken to fully explainsteps without becoming to cumbersome

  • 4/5

    Great information, but spiral binding would help - 3/4/2014
    By: from Arkansas

    In past years this guide was spiral bound and it would lay flat when open. Still an excellent reference.

  • 5/5

    Excellent - 12/11/2013
    By: from New Jersey
    Top 500 Contributor

    Brand new to tying. I have purchased 3 books. This is the book I will be using to learn because the pictures are clear and the instruction seems clear. Hopefully my wife gets me the tool set and vise for Christmas.

  • 5/5

    Good Job, Orvis! - 10/9/2013
    By: from Olympia, WA

    I have several fly tying guides, and they are all good. The Orvis Guide is the best, however, because it has clearly written instructions in any number of areas that make the flies you tie come out a productive product that will help catch more fish. I was very impressed with the way the book was laid out, and how the information was presented in a logical sequence.

  • 5/5

    Great Fly-Tying Reference - 9/18/2013
    By: from Alexandria, VA
    Top 10 Contributor

    The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide is a great reference. Tom Rosenbauer provides clear step-by-step tying instructions and the guide includes photographs that helped me to begin tying very good trout flies. A welcome gift.

  • 5/5

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