Steve Thornton's first book which demonstrated his unique and original approach to tying realistic fishing flies. An Essential step by step book for tying realistic fishing flies for flyfisher’s world-wide.
Steve says, We decorate our homes and workplace with memories and dreams which mellow our thoughts, providing motivation and tranquillity in everyday business life and relaxation. I hope that some of these prints can turn your walls into a window of dreams’.
New 'match the hatch' colours of Nymph Skin now added to the 3mm range of colours.
The new colours have been tested by Steve Thornton at his tying bench and on rivers in the UK, Europe and America. The NEW colours are to imitate the natural colours of caseless caddis larva like the Hydro and caddis pupa. Use either Caddis Grey or Dark Tan. A new Midge Red colour to imitate Chironomus annularis (midge Larva). All 12 colours are now available from our shop or a distributor near you.
New Listen to the River Chapter Downloads
New addition to the downloads - The Ammonite Nymph. Steve Thornton's signature pattern. This version is the revised tying. It has less materials than the first version in volume 1 and is easier to tie. It displays better translucency and can be tied in a variety of colours by using Flexibody . The Ammonite Nymph is a recognised pattern for catching fish worldwide, by flyfishers world wide. (see image on right).
Learn to tie Steve Thornton's patterns from both of his books; Listen to the River, vol's 1 and 2, using high quality PDF downloads of individual step-by-step chapters for only £3.50 each.
The first 2 we launched where the Hatching Caddis and the Burrowing Mayfly Nymph(below left). And now the famous Ammonite(above). You can view all the pages by using our new viewer. Click or click and drag to turn the pages. Don't forget to sign up for our newsletters (on the left) for the latest up-to-date information when new chapters and news are added.
Collect your preferred chapters and tie in your own time. On our Free Downloads page you can collect free book covers and introductions from both books, which include forewords' by; Bob Mead, Mike Marinek Jr and Steve Thornton, plus an article about flytying by Steve Thornton. Collect these and bind them all together to make your own personal 2 volume book.
Steve Thornton & Hans van Klinken in Italy.
Hans and myself (sitting on left) went to the Umbria flyfishing festival last weekend in Italy and had a great time. Plenty of named tyers tied over the weekend and stayed in a 12th century converted Abbey...