Catching Shadows: Tying Flies for the Toughest Fish and Strategies for Fishing Them by Rich Strolis
Catching Shadows is the long anticipated release from noted commercial fly tyer, videographer and fly fishing guide Rich Strolis. In Catching Shadows, Rich shares 20 of his most effective patterns and provides a behind the scenes glimpse into the genesis of each fly. Rich is known for being a progressive fly tyer, embracing new and traditional materials and exploring new techniques. The book includes fly patterns for any situation including dry flies, mergers, nymphs and streamers. Some of Rich’s best known patterns such as the Rock Candy Larva, the Headbanger Sculpin and the Shucked Up Emerger are included in the book as well as variations on each pattern.
The step by step photography in the book is clear and simple to follow with written instructions that guide tyers every step of the way. The write-ups include guidelines on how to fish each pattern based on Rich’s years of on-stream development and experience. Rich’s passion for fly fishing and fly tying shines through, and this book is a must-have for any serious fly angler.
Author: Rich Stolis
Format: Hardcover 224 pages
Publisher: Stackpole / Headwater (January 15, 2016)