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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-18-2014, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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New John Shewey Book

Just saw that Shewey has a new book coming out called, Classic Steelhead Flies. I pre-ordered a copy on Amazon. Looks like it's coming out January 1, 2015.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/081...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Thanks! All of his books are winners.
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Shewey's Classic Steelhead Flies

Got it today. At first glance, it looks great - wonderful photos, fly histories, recipes and tying tips. Looks like I'll being spending more time at the vise (my wife spells this vice, for obvious reasons).

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My wife preordered mine

Awesome, should be here anyday, just got his older version Steelhead flies for xmas and heavily inspired

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That book plus the Veverka book both showed up on my doorstep about 30 minutes ago. I have work to do, but..........
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Sounds great. I pre-ordered one from Chapters, but still haven't seen my copy yet.

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Awesome, should be here anyday, just got his older version Steelhead flies for xmas and heavily inspired
I got his Spey and Dee middle of December and got Steelhead Flies for xmas as well, great books. The new one will be here tomorrow, thank you Amazon Prime!
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The book arrived. It is everything I hoped it would be. Excellent history on every fly in the book, huge full page color photos, recipes in the back, and modern variations of many classic patterns.
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for three days.. So well put togather, I am not sure what I enjoy the most, the photography or history of the flies

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Thumbs up Saw this thread and instantly on Az.com

Can't wait to get my copy.

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----off topic but..........is john still the source for the best quality and selection of schlappen these days? (out of touch with the latest materials trends here.)

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Is this much different from his earlier book "Steelhead Flies"?

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Differences between the two books

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Is this much different from his earlier book "Steelhead Flies"?
The older "Steelhead Flies" is THE bible for the construction of classic steelhead flies. I learned a great deal from the book and its application improved my tying. It goes into detail about materials, tools, etc.

The new book "Classic Steelhead Flies" lists in alphabetical order classic patterns and their histories, with glossy pictures of each fly. There is a small section at the end of the book that gives 3 tying lessons - a summary of some of the tips in his earlier book. This book is more about history and application than a "how to" on tying steelhead flies.

I hope this helps.

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Half way through it and love the book. This is how not only history is kept alive but also old flies find their way back to where they belong.

Big cheers for Sheweys!!

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Thanks guys, sounds like I need to make room on my bookshelf!

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