Fly Tying – A Worldwide Bibliography


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Chalk Stream Books

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Royal Portrait (234×156mm)

About The Author

Greg Newey

Greg Newey

Greg was educated at Twickenham Grammar School and went on to have a long career in HR and HSE Management. Along the way he developed a keen interest in sports, particular, cricket, rugby, football and fly fishing. Latterly his hobbies include thematic stamp collecting and developing a library of books on the subject of fly tying from around the world.
He began his fishing on the banks of the River Trent in his birth city of Nottingham. Then having moved with his parents to West Ewell in Surrey, he joined Leatherhead and District Angling Society having one season as a junior member. During his time as a senior member he held various positions: Fisheries Officer, Treasurer, Vice Chairman, Chairman and is currently a life member as one of it’s Vice Presidents. Greg is also a keen fly tier and currently the Secretary to the Wey Valley Branch of the Fly Dressers Guild.

Greg turned to fly fishing in his mid-30’s and has been a keen advocate ever since. He has been lucky enough when travelling on business to fly fish in the US, Canada, Switzerland, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. In recent years Greg has also been saltwater fly fishing in the Bahamas and Cuba.
Greg taught both his sons to play golf, ski and of course to fly fish. Greg is now retired and lives in Hampshire in the UK with his partner Sue.

This book has been a life-long passion of the author taking over 25 years to research, compile and record fly tying books from around the world. In it you will find references to over 1700+ books which provide a synopsis of fly tying techniques, patterns and materials since the publication of the book by the credited Dame Juliana Berners – Treatise on Fishing with an Angle up to the present day 2024.

The author’s love of fishing is steeped in the genetics of family history, with a family member who caught a record chub weighing 6lb 12ozs from the River Severn at Stourport in 1899. That inspiration continued for several generations and resulted in the author’s interest of fishing from early childhood. This has taken him to places as far afield as Alaska, Montana, The Bahamas, Cuba, Slovenia, Norway and Switzerland.

In recent years encouraged by being a member of the Wey Valley and Surrey branches of the Fly Dressers Guild and of course knowing Peter Cockwill, it kindled a latent and great interest in fly tying.