By Mark Mandell and Bob Kenly
(Frank Amato Publications, 2007, _www.amatobooks.com)
175 pp.; hardcover/softcover; 200 color photos; $50/$35_
Although they’ve been quite popular in fresh water, tube flies are just getting the nod from saltwater anglers. And there’s no better collection of patterns and ideas available than in Mandell and Kenly’s volume, Tube Flies Two: Evolution.
The book showcases more than 200 flies from 35 world-class tiers in 14 countries, including FFSW contributors Cam Sigler, Jr. and Dave Skok.
Each tier tells his story in detail and describes materials, applications, tying techniques and fishing experience. Tiers also explain the inspiration for each pattern and give step-by-step tying instructions.
This sequel to Mandell and Les Johnson’s Tube Flies documents the ongoing evolution of an exciting and practical extension to the art of fly tying.