Thunder Creek Flies, now available for the first time in paperback, is a completely revised edition of Keith Fulsher’s 1973 classic, Tying and Fishing the Thunder Creek Series, with nearly twice as many patterns and striking color photographs by David Klausmeyer to demonstrate the unique Thunder Creek style of tying. New materials and techniques make it easier to create sleeker, better-swimming flies that look and act like real baitfish. With details on constructing the twenty-two freshwater flies and six saltwater designs, descriptions of specific baitfish they imitate, and large glamour shots of each pattern, this book showcases some of the most effective flies an angler can use.
Keith Fulsher grew up in north-central Wisconsin, where his father and uncle introduced him to fly fishing for wild brook trout. He lives in Eastchester, New York.
Dave Klausmeyer is the author of Guide Flies and Tying Classic Freshwater Streamers. He lives in Steuben, Maine.
When Keith Fulsher's Thunder Creek flies first hit the scene in the early 1970s, they were a revelation to streamer fishermen everywhere. Those tiers who struggled with matched hackles, multi-feather wings, and other streamer-tying nightmares finally had some patterns they could produce without agonizing at the vise. Fulsher has spent the last three decades perfecting his invention and increasing its application to all kinds of water and gamefish. These revised and new Thunder Creek flies are a vital component of any fly box. Dave Klausmeyer's brilliant photography brings the flies to life and makes them easy to duplicate.
Keith Fulsher's Thunder Creek series has been catching fish for more than thirty years. Thunder Creek Flies expands the legacy of these wonderful patterns. This book is an important addition to any fly fisher's library and a must-have for anyone interested in streamer fishing.
The apparently simple design of the Thunder Creek series belies thoughtful innovation. Fulsher has taken a fresh look at the head shape, eye placement, oval cross section, and back and belly color separation of baitfish and incorporated them into his flies. Using sparse bucktail dressings on hooks especially suited to his concept, he has produced a family of realistic and production imitations for trout fishers, and has adapted them to the demands of bass, salmon, and saltwater fishing. The Thunder Creek family of flies warrants a serious look from all fly fishers and tiers.