Learn a broad range of techniques for dry flies, streamers, and wet flies by tying the modern flies that everyone is talking about. Author Tim Cammisa teaches you how to tie these simple but effective patterns and then how to take the techniques you’ve learned and use them for most of the other core patterns—old and new—that should be in your box. Includes information on the latest materials, tying tips from other tiers, and 16 patterns with recipes and complete step-by-step instructions.
Tim Cammisa of “Trout and Feather” has been a YouTube creator of fly tying and fly fishing videos for over seven years. He is a featured presenter and tier at events such as the International Fly Tying Symposium and Midwest Fly Fishing Expo, and has traveled around the country helping others improve their fly fishing and fly tying skills. Tim lives in Harmony, Pennsylvania.
Fishermen in general, and fly fishermen in particular, have a reputation for keeping information fairly close to the vest, no pun intended. Tim, however, is not one of them. Whether at a fly fishing show, a Trout Unlimited presentation, in a YouTube video, or fishing with him on the stream, he’s always willing to share what he knows. Hailing from Central Pennsylvania, you get the feeling that fly fishing’s in his blood. The experience and information Tim has gained from fishing there and destinations near and far is absolutely invaluable.
Tim Cammisa is a natural and enthusiastic educator. As a sixth-grade math teacher, he knows how to engage a reticent audience and make learning difficult and/or tedious subjects fun. When he turned to making fly-tying tutorials on YouTube, his videos became instant hits that taught new patterns to longtime fly tiers and brought new tiers into the fold. In Fly Tying for Everyone Tim translates the effectiveness of his videos into a written format that is fun and easy to learn from. Its pages will help you tie contemporary patterns which have proven effective from the local brook to hard-fished tailwaters.
Tim Cammisa demonstrates great versatility in his knowledge of fly tying and fly fishing. His many "Trout & Feather" tutorials on YouTube have helped countless fly tiers, both those new to the craft and the experienced. His profession as a teacher enhances his ability to convey his tying and fishing knowledge to anyone. I have had the pleasure of fishing and tying flies with Tim, and his angling skills are equal to his fly tying mastery. Whether your interest in tying flies is casual or intense, I know you will find Fly Tying for Everyone a valuable and most informative asset to your pursuit of the many facets of tying flies.
Tim has a fantastic teaching style that perfectly blends information and technique with entertaining stories that highlight the successes and pitfalls of learning to tie your own flies. From a fellow YouTuber, Tim has just about everything you need to get started—and get started the right way!
Tim's Cammisa's book Fly Tying for Everyone is one of the most practical fly tying instructional books I've read. Tim is a natural teacher and does a wonderful job showcasing essential fly tying tactics for the modern fly tier. This book is easy to follow and is packed full with nuggets of fly tying tips.