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Book Review: Mercer's Creative Fly Tying

November 3, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Mike Mercer’s new book, which came out in July, got a heap of accolades from philosophy professor Dan Barnett in the Chico (California) Enterprise-Record. “Mercer writes with humility (he learns most about his flies when the fish don’t bite) but his careful work at the vise is evident on every colorful page. The book will open flat for those who want to follow along and try some of Mercer’s techniques.” What’s more, the flies in Creative Fly Tying (Wild River Press, July 2005, 160 pages) are photographed by Ted Fauceglia, a master at capturing detail.