01-21-2001, 05:54 PM
Picked up Bob Popovic's & Ed Jaworski's (sp?)new book at the Marlboro show. Actually read 1/2 of it last night - longing for warmer weather. Antsy to get some time to sit down at the bench and try out some of the recommendations & recipes. Anyone else pick it up? Thoughts and/or reviews?
hi Tod, yeah I grabbed one as well, luckily Bob hadn't left the authors booth, I got him to sign it. Tom D
01-21-2001, 07:06 PM
I thumbed through it on saturday and thought it was one of the better instructional books I've seen, but I was only browsing. I hope it was as good in a thorough reading 'cause I reccomended it to a novice tyer...
01-21-2001, 10:16 PM
When I was there on Friday I picked up the book and got him to sign it for me. Since there was no crowd I watched him tie several flies and asked questions. One of which atleast helped me. I always us a coffee stirer to mix and apply my apoxy.. He said he would be lost without his bodkin. I know people use bodkins to mix apoxy but since I just started tieing I just go with the coffee thing. Well, I just finished twelve surf candies in various colors and used the bodkin for the apoxy.. Many of you probably already know this but the bodkin approach was perfect for this kind of fly and more importantly... no bubbles at all. Dried clear and the bodkin application ,i.e. one apprlication, then form the fly ,then a second application forming it slowly as I turned the rotary vice, they came out perfect and really clear.. I think I will use the bodkin from now on on all my flies. I pretty muched copied his flies from the book and will work on some longer ones . Also, I will pick up some photo flow so that I can experiment on the spread flies.
01-22-2001, 08:54 AM
I think that this book will be the "bench-mark" for 21st Century Fly Tying Books! I also got a signed copy. I watched Bob Tie (for the first time) Three fantasic flies, Shrimp, spreader & Candy. The Photos are sharp, big & high-tech. The step by steps are have lots of detail & variations are given. I'm also about 1/2 way through the book & have tied a shrimp, candy & a jiggie.
I think a review of this book would basically be a no-brainer!
01-23-2001, 08:31 PM
Put some recipes through their paces last night & tonight. Upon further consideration, I'd agree w/ Grego wholeheartedly. Some nice touches: seemingly simple suggestions around not using a drying wheel for epoxy coats and, for me at least, the instructions on using hard mono to create those funky tails. I got Ververka's (sp) book last Christmas, Innovative Saltwater Flies. Absolutely love that - beautiful pics, etc. But I'd say that this book beats it for instructions/insight for this relative intermediate tyer.