Charley Cravens Fly Tying Goldmine

A little while ago I did a review of John Barr’s book “Barr Flies”, and a damn good book it is too.

A big part of the success of the book is down to the great fly-tying tutorials with excellent photos provided by Charley Craven. So I was rapt to find Charley’s web site.

This site is based around Charley’s great looking shop, but the real bit of excitement for me was the treasure trove of fly patterns, with the same great photos used in John Barr’s book. The flies are shown in full detail through the tying stages. Of course you can also get supplies to build the flies from the shop.

If you tie flies it has to be a go-to site.