This magazine is the best! I bought my first copy when I had just started tying flies, and now I'm hooked! The articles are very interesting to both the new and expert tyer. They also give you all sorts of new tying ideas. Along with new ideas you are shown step-by-step with color pictures. You could only get better instruction if you were standing there watching!
Usually I don't really like all the advertisement pages in magazines, but in Fly Tyer it's different. I'm always searching for new companies to buy supplies from and this magazine has some very unique companies listed. There's not an overly abundant amount, either. I would say that the proportion of advertisements is just right.
The only fault I can find with this magazine is that it only comes out 4 times a year! :(
Tying Flies? This is a must!
Fly Tyer magazine is a must for all fly tier?s from novice too professional. I purchased my first copy as a novice looking for instruction. I was immediately impressed with my find. I found in each volume many and diversified fly patterns. Each pattern had easy to follow directions, and most have pictures of each step. Along with each pattern is a descriptive article on fishing the pattern most effectively. While the magazine features popular patterns it also includes innovative and unusual flies. One article featured beetle patterns tied from sunflower seed shells. I have not found any other magazine that compares for the wealth of fly tying information in each issue. My only complaint with Fly Tyer is that it is a quarterly publication, I wish it was weekly!
Fly Tyers Dream Magazine
My husband ties flies for a hobby, as gifts for friends and family and to keep busy during long dark winter nights when all you can do about fishing is dream about it. This magazine is an excellent source of articles on fly fishing, new and old time patterns, and tips on equipment. He saves every copy and peruses them over and over. The covers are so nice we have even framed a few. The yearly subscription is reasonable although he would probably be happy if they came out with six copies per year instead of four.
The definitive US perodical
I've been a subscriber for 5 years and the magazine has been a great assistance to my growth as a fly tier.
The magazine has published a long series by John Betts on the history and methodology behind the sport. It has covered the "ultra realistic" school and (for me) every issue has at least 3-5 new flies or techniques (out of an average of 12-15 flies featured in each edition).
It is a quarterly and each of the four issues are much enjoyed by this reviewer.
I have been subscribing to this mag. for years. There is always at least one article that will teach you something you didn't know before. Photos are alway crisp and clear. Keeps you primed for Spring fishing during the cold winter.
Fly Tyer Magizine
If you are looking for a magazine on fly tying Fly Tyer is the one. Filled with information and illustrations on all the new and classic fly tying paterns. Plus stories of intrest about history and people involved in fly tying and fly fishing. Well worth the cost!. +