Fly Tier's Benchside Reference Book and CD

Easy-to-follow fly tying instructions with in-depth detail.


The most concise and comprehensive reference on fly tying methods you'll ever see or need. Fly tying instruction book and CD includes information on selecting materials, thread handling, hooks, weighting hooks, tails, ribbing, bodies, wings, legs, heads, eyes, and more. 3,000 photographs, 400 tying methods discussed. Instructional fly tying CD allows you to zoom-in on or print-out any information.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 8 reviews


8 of 8 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Completed my Library! - 3/6/2015
    By: from Huntsville, Al

    Okay, I know it was a lot of money, and I thought about it for a long time before making my purchase of this book. However, I'm glad that I did. I believe in the long run, I will spend less on reference material. I would recommend it.

  • 5/5

    The benchmark - 5/17/2014
    By: from Germany
    Top 25 Contributor

    It is not only the Benchside reference it is the benchmark of books describing tying methods. It is the best out there, but if you want to learn to tie flies the books of Charlie Craven (also offered by ORVIS) are a better choice. A must have for every fly tier who wants to learn a specific method regardless how difficult it would be to source the procedure outside of this book. It must have taken several life times of knowledge to write this book. Kudos to both authors.

  • 5/5

    Fantastic Reference - 1/10/2014
    By: from Kentucky

    A life time of knowledge at your fingertips. Great photo examples and clear text. It will be on my tying bench forever. It will always be at the top of my recommendations.

  • 5/5

    Everything You Need - 12/16/2013
    By: from San Jose, CA
    Top 10 Contributor

    This is arguably the most comprehensive and complete book on fly tying techniques available. It has very clear step-by-step photos of each step and complete, easy descriptions on how to do it. This is the only techniques book you'll ever need to buy.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Everything you need to know and a tons more - 1/5/2012

    Simple, this book will make you a better fly tyer. Without question, the best reference book on the market. Buy this book and get the itch to get back behind the vise.

  • 5/5

    New techniques as well as old ones - 11/5/2007
    By: from Idaho
    Top 50 Contributor

    I started tying flies at an early age, did more when I was in college and worked in fly shops tying flies for customers, and then I stopped for several years. When I got back into it, there were several new developments such as the wide spread use of bead head nymph patterns. When I found this manual it was a great help at learning some of the newer techniques as well as remembering a few older ones. This is a fantastic book with detailed descriptions and color photos-very heavy book. I have seen no other book that comes close to containing all of the techniques presented here. Well worth the price to anyone serious about tying flies.

  • 5/5

    Fly Tyer's Bible - 10/4/2007
    By: from Pottstown, PA

    This book encompasses everything there is to know about fly tying and then some. Any question you may have regarding a particular material or technique is answered in this book. A must have for any serious fly tyer.

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  • Fly Tier’s Reference Book £89.00
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