WorldCat Identities

Best, A. K. 1933-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 613 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Instructional films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: SH451, 688.79124
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. K Best
Production fly tying by A. K Best( )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.K.'s fly box by A. K Best( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dyeing and bleaching natural fly-tying materials by A. K Best( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced fly tying : the proven methods of a master professional fly tyer by A. K Best( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just as no two musicians will perform the same composition in an identical manner, fly tyers will use different techniques for tying the same fly pattern, " says A.K. Best in the introduction to his latest book. "Advanced Fly Tying" thus offers the author's "interpretation" of how to apply advanced techniques for tying trout flies. Since Best has been teaching fly tying for 20 years, it's hard to imagine an angler who wouldn't benefit from this book
Fly tying with A.K. : patterns and problem solving with new materials and techniques by A. K Best( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These tips and techniques from master fly tier A.K. Best help readers meet the challenges of today's new tying materials. Part One addresses several common tying problems and gives solutions that every tier can use. Part Two describes new materials and patterns, explains how these are different from traditional materials, and what that means for today's fisherman
Fly fishing with A.K. by A. K Best( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production fly tying : a collection of ideas, notions, hints & variations on the techniques of fly tying by A. K Best( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flyfisher's guide to Colorado by Marty Bartholomew( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flyfisher's Guide to Colorado covers all of the rivers and lakes of this great fishing state. Marty covers each river in detail with how to fish the water, the best times, a list of go-to flies, hatch charts, and the best times to fish each water. All of the major waters are covered including South Platte, Cache la Poudre, Arkansas, Big Thompson, Rio Grande, Gunnison, Taylor, East Uncompahgre, Dolores, San Miguel, Los Pinos, Piedra, San Juan, Colorado, Fraser, Blue, Eagle, Roaring Fork, Frying Pan, Yampa, White, North Platte, Laramie, and many others. He also covers the creeks: St.Vrain, Muddy, Gore, Clear Fork and many more. Marty also covers the lakes and reservoirs including Steamboat, Lake John, Horse Tooth, Pueblo, Grand Mesa Lakes, and many more. There is travel information for all of the destinations, with a listing of fly shops, sporting good stores, accommodations, restaurants, campgrounds, car repair, airports and more. Marty lists his top ten flies for fishing Colorado. There are 87 detailed river and lake maps showing access, boat ramps, river miles, campsites, roads, and public lands
Tying nymphs( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.K. Best demonstrates how to make flies easily and quickly. He demonstrates methods he has learned that will speed up the process, produce a more durable fly, and create flies that look more realistic. He shares his refinements for tails, bodies, hackles, and wings
Tying streamers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.K. Best demonstrates how to make flies easily and quickly. This set of streamers utilizes techniques for tying nearly all other streamer flies - from selecting materials to their placement on the hook
Tying dry flies with A.K. Best( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.K. Best demonstrates how to make flies easily and quickly. He demonstrates methods he has learned that will speed up the process, produce a more durable fly, and create flies that look more realistic. He shares his refinements for tails, bodies, hackles, and wings
Tying caddis & midges( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this video A.K. demonstrates his favorite midge patterns and dispels some myths about these tiny insects. He points out that when we tie a midge ... or any pattern ... we're imitating how an insect appears on the water, not in our hand. He shows us how to wrap hackle and the use of plastic wing strips to give the illusion of realism
Best flies of a.k. best : 104 essentials from a master fly tyer by A. K Best( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tying biot duns and melon quills( Visual )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tape A.K. offers useful suggestions and demonstrates his interesting way of tying biot bodies, such as wrapping and tying in the biot at the same time, which makes a stronger fly
Tying callibaetis & green drakes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tape A.K. explains how to wrap a stronger biot body on the green drake; how to select the right diameter quill; how to tie them in and tie them off with precision, and many other hints that will make tying easier and more productive
Techniques for tying saltwater flies : tarpon & bonefish( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.K. Best demonstrates his methods for tying the basic eight or nine flies that the thousands of saltwater fly patterns are based on
Tying with quills( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quill body flies A.K. has selected in this tape cover hatches that are often times the most difficult to fish, especially over highly selective trout. The quill bodies coupled with subtle color in the wings and hackle will increase your possibility for fishing success. He discusses how to choose and select the right diameter quills for the hook size, and he shows how to tie them in, where to tie them in, and how to wrap them!
Tying tiny dry flies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A.K. Best demonstrates how to make small flies easily and quickly. Contrary to popular opinion, tying tiny dry flies is actually easier than tying large dry flies because you can only make little mistakes on little flies
Tying blue-winged olives( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tape A.K. shares his insight into working with quills and demonstrates many of his discoveries tying quill bodies. He explains the importance of the light reflective quality of quills on the body of the dry fly, and why the trout are more apt to accept the fly
Tying terrestrials, caddis and midges( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A.K. Best demonstrates how to make flies easily and quickly. He demonstrates methods he has learned that will speed up the process, produce a more durable fly, and create flies that look more realistic. All flies photographed from the tier's point of view using extreme close-up angles to capture every detail and movement. Included at the end of each chapter is a list of materials needed to tie each fly
 
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A.K.'s fly box
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A.K.'s fly boxDyeing and bleaching natural fly-tying materialsAdvanced fly tying : the proven methods of a master professional fly tyerFly tying with A.K. : patterns and problem solving with new materials and techniquesFly fishing with A.K.Production fly tying : a collection of ideas, notions, hints & variations on the techniques of fly tyingFlyfisher's guide to Colorado
Languages
English (49)