Fly Tying For Beginners – Book Review and Giveaway

Hey fly tiers! Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be giving away five copies of Peter Gathercole’s “Fly Tying for Beginners” today (Oct 25, 2020).

If you’ve entered a drawing here before, and I already have a picture of your bench, you’re good to go. Just send me an email saying you’d like to enter.

If this is your first contest with Savage Flies, welcome! To enter simply subscribe to the channel (commenting on the video on YouTube would also be nice) and then send me a picture of your bench with the date written on a piece of paper visible somewhere. Just like this picture of my bench below. Email this to matt at with “Book Giveaway” in the subject line.

I’ll be closing the entries at 10:00 pm EST on Sunday night, October 25, 2020. I will announce the five winners in Monday’s tying video.

This really is a solid book for someone just getting into tying. And it’s a decent book for intermediate level tiers as well. If you haven’t watched my review of the book, take a look at and decide for yourself.

Disclaimer: this giveaway is not sponsored by the publisher. In fact, this site or the corresponding YouTube channel is not sponsored by anybody. Of course it isn’t. As of this writing, we’ve only got 750 subscribers. Who would sponsor a small-time channel like this? Nobody. That’s who. It’s just me, on a mission to help folks get into fly tying and to give back a little to the community.

More legal stuff: Official rules to contests here.

Author: Matt O

3 thoughts on “Fly Tying For Beginners – Book Review and Giveaway

  1. Just wanted to tell you that I really enjoy your videos and I think it’s really great that you do your own contests. Keep the videos coming I love watching them.

  2. I’d love one of these books. I’ve just gotten into fly tying after over 40 years of ‘life’. Any and all suggestions like those found in books are welcome. Thoroughly enjoy your demonstrations as well. Thanks Matt. God bless.

  3. Yeah, Matt. I’d like to be entered in this one. I had a copy of that book and have it to a new tyer. It’s a worthy addition to anyone’s library.

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