Book Review: Whillock's Flies As Art

Brian Clarke has seen fly tying realist Paul Whillock’s new self-published book and remarks on the particular philosophies that guide Whillock’s techniques. “‘I try to include only details that regularly act as genuine “trigger factors” — those small additions to a fly that just seem to “turn on” a trout,’ he says. He lists these essentials, in order, as silhouette — by which he presumably means overall shape — antennae and tails, eyes and legs.” In the London Times. You can read more about Flies As Art — and see some extraordinary examples of ultra-realists flies — on Whillock’s attractive Web site.

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