• The Fly Tying Artist

The Fly Tying Artist


A collection of Rick Takahashi’s most effective fly designs, this book emphasizes Rick’s background in color and design theory and shares tying tips and fishing methods. Rick’s artistic flies cover the range of trout fly design possibilities and major food groups, and the book includes tying steps and the stories behind the flies.

Takahashi was the primary author of Modern Midges and Modern Terrestrials, and while recipes for his flies were included in these books, the tying steps and stories behind them were not. Flies included in this book will cover the range of trout fly design possibilities and the major food groups.

248 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4
full-color photographs

About the author:

Rick Takahashi is an author, artist, and demonstration fly tier who often displays his skills at local and regional venues such as the Denver Fly Show, West Denver Trout Unlimited Fly Tying Clinic, International Sportsmen Exhibition, Federation of Fly Fisherman Conclave, and at various regional fly shops near Denver. He is an illustrator and contributor to Fly Fisherman magazine, and his art has been used for the Federation of Fly Fisherman Conclave. Rick is a fly designer for Umpqua Feather Merchants and industry consultant. He works at Anglers Roost in Fort Collins, Colorado.