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1 Best, A. K.A.K's Fly Box; 1558213627 / 9781558213623, Used Book
1996 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
Very Good Hardcover, in Very Good DJ
(Description) First Printing, with 1st Issue dustjacket (spelling error). Book and jacket have mild edgewear, otherwise clean and tight. ***(Synopsis) Fly fishers meeting streamside often go through an elaborate courtship ritual, the ultimate aim of which is not procreation but espionage - Catching anything? What on? And the ultimate prize: Getting a look into the fly box of a lifelong student of fly fishing. This unique book can satisfy such curiosity. Its more than two hundred full-color illustrations depict naturals and their well-developed imitations..., U01205. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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2 Best, A. K.A.K's Fly Box; 1558213627 / 9781558213623, New Book
1996 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Description) First Printing, Scarce 1st issue with the error on the dustjacket. ***(Synopsis) Fly fishers meeting streamside often go through an elaborate courtship ritual, the ultimate aim of which is not procreation but espionage - Catching anything? What on? And the ultimate prize: Getting a look into the fly box of a lifelong student of fly fishing. This unique book can satisfy such curiosity. Its more than two hundred full-color illustrations depict naturals and their well-developed imitations..., AB00181. 
Price: 59.95 USD
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3 Best, A. K.A.K's Fly Box; 1558213627 / 9781558213623, Used Book
1996 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
Very Good Hardcover, in Very Good DJ
(Description) First Printing, with 2nd Issue dustjacket (no spelling error). Book and jacket have mild edgewear. Previous owner name penned in at front cover., U02304. 
Price: 22.95 USD
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4 Best, A. K.A.K's Fly Box; 1558213627 / 9781558213623, New Book
1996 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Description) First Printing, with 2nd Issue dustjacket (no spelling error). ***(Synopsis) Fly fishers meeting streamside often go through an elaborate courtship ritual, the ultimate aim of which is not procreation but espionage - Catching anything? What on? And the ultimate prize: Getting a look into the fly box of a lifelong student of fly fishing. This unique book can satisfy such curiosity. Its more than two hundred full-color illustrations depict naturals and their well-developed imitations..., AB00795. 
Price: 48.95 USD
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5 Best, A. K.A.K's Fly Box; 1558213627 / 9781558213623, Used Book
1996 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Very Good Hardcover, in Very Good DJ
(Description) First Printing, with 2nd Issue dustjacket (no spelling error). Includes a fly by the author tipped in at title page! Book and jacket have mild edgewear, otherwise almost Near Fine. ***(Synopsis) Fly fishers meeting streamside often go through an elaborate courtship ritual, the ultimate aim of which is not procreation but espionage - Catching anything? What on? And the ultimate prize: Getting a look into the fly box of a lifelong student of fly fishing. This unique book can satisfy such curiosity. Its more than two hundred full-color illustrations depict naturals and their well-developed imitations..., U00583. 
Price: 68.95 USD
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6 Best, A. K.A.K's Fly Box; 1558213627 / 9781558213623, Used Book
1996 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Very Good Hardcover, in Very Good DJ
(Description) First Printing, with 1st Issue dustjacket (spelling error). Book and jacket have mild edgewear, otherwise clean and tight. ***(Synopsis) Fly fishers meeting streamside often go through an elaborate courtship ritual, the ultimate aim of which is not procreation but espionage - Catching anything? What on? And the ultimate prize: Getting a look into the fly box of a lifelong student of fly fishing. This unique book can satisfy such curiosity. Its more than two hundred full-color illustrations depict naturals and their well-developed imitations..., U00908. 
Price: 48.95 USD
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7 Best, A.K.A.K. Best ties Drakes and Large Duns (DVD); DVD
2006 
New 
(Synopsis) Best demonstrates his individually researched & developed techniques that he uses when tying these larger imitations. He says the patterns he has chosen to share will bring up every trout in the stream, from the biggest & wisest to the smallest & dumbest. Of all the drake & larger duns that he ties, he has selected these to be among the most fun to tie. - PATTERNS INCLUDED: Green Drake Dubbed Medium; Gordon/Hendrickson Biot Dun; Gordon/Hendrickson Spinner; Eastern March Brown Biot Dun; Western March Brown Biot Dun; Biot Green Drake -- Hair Wing; Biot Green Drake., DVD032. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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8 Best, A. K.Advanced Fly Tying: The Proven Methods of a Master Professional Fly Tyer; 1585743399 / 9781585743391, New Book
2002 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
As New Hardcover, in As New DJ
(Description) Signed by the Author WITH A FLY TIED BY THE AUTHOR TIPPED IN ADJACENT TO HIS SIGNATURE!!! *** (Synopsis) In his fourth book on the subject, A. K. offers his interpretation of how to apply advanced techniques for tying trout flies. Since Best has been teaching the art of fly tying for twenty years, it's hard to imagine an angler who wouldn't benefit from this book, which discusses: How to choose a hair stacker, make dubbing needles, and sharpen scissors; Why you may need a rotary vise; How to tie Organza Spinner Wings, Magic Midge Larvae, Winged Bronze Beetles, Floating Hare's Ear Nymphs, and more; How to field dress flies to ensure a catch; Why the head is the most important part of a fly., AB00334. 
Price: 224.95 USD
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9 Best, A. K.Advanced Fly Tying: The Proven Methods of a Master Professional Fly Tyer; 1585743399 / 9781585743391, Used Book
2002 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine Hardcover, in Very Good DJ
(Description) Signed by the Author! Only slight bumps to book corners. DJ has small tear at top of spine, and some mild creasing. *** (Synopsis) In his fourth book on the subject, A. K. offers his interpretation of how to apply advanced techniques for tying trout flies. Since Best has been teaching the art of fly tying for twenty years, it's hard to imagine an angler who wouldn't benefit from this book, which discusses: How to choose a hair stacker, make dubbing needles, and sharpen scissors; Why you may need a rotary vise; How to tie Organza Spinner Wings, Magic Midge Larvae, Winged Bronze Beetles, Floating Hare's Ear Nymphs, and more; How to field dress flies to ensure a catch; Why the head is the most important part of a fly., U00804. 
Price: 49.95 USD
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10 Best, A. K.Advanced Fly Tying: The Proven Methods of a Master Professional Fly Tyer; 1585743399 / 9781585743391, New Book
2002 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Description) Signed by the Author and the Publisher, Nick Lyons. Slight bump at corner from shipping. *** (Synopsis) In his fourth book on the subject, A. K. offers his interpretation of how to apply advanced techniques for tying trout flies. Since Best has been teaching the art of fly tying for twenty years, it's hard to imagine an angler who wouldn't benefit from this book, which discusses: How to choose a hair stacker, make dubbing needles, and sharpen scissors; Why you may need a rotary vise; How to tie Organza Spinner Wings, Magic Midge Larvae, Winged Bronze Beetles, Floating Hare's Ear Nymphs, and more; How to field dress flies to ensure a catch; Why the head is the most important part of a fly., AB01416. 
Price: 179.95 USD
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11 Best, A. K.Advanced Fly Tying: The Proven Methods of a Master Professional Fly Tyer; 1585743399 / 9781585743391, Used Book
2002 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Very Good Hardcover, in Good DJ
(Description) Signed by the Author and Publisher, Nick Lyons. Small chip to unclipped jacket at back. *** (Synopsis) In his fourth book on the subject, A. K. offers his interpretation of how to apply advanced techniques for tying trout flies. Since Best has been teaching the art of fly tying for twenty years, it's hard to imagine an angler who wouldn't benefit from this book, which discusses: How to choose a hair stacker, make dubbing needles, and sharpen scissors; Why you may need a rotary vise; How to tie Organza Spinner Wings, Magic Midge Larvae, Winged Bronze Beetles, Floating Hare's Ear Nymphs, and more; How to field dress flies to ensure a catch; Why the head is the most important part of a fly., U02206. 
Price: 94.95 USD
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12 Best, A. K.Advanced Fly Tying: The Proven Methods of a Master Professional Fly Tyer; 1585743399 / 9781585743391, New Book
2002 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Description) Signed by the Author! *** (Synopsis) In his fourth book on the subject, A. K. offers his interpretation of how to apply advanced techniques for tying trout flies. Since Best has been teaching the art of fly tying for twenty years, it's hard to imagine an angler who wouldn't benefit from this book, which discusses: How to choose a hair stacker, make dubbing needles, and sharpen scissors; Why you may need a rotary vise; How to tie Organza Spinner Wings, Magic Midge Larvae, Winged Bronze Beetles, Floating Hare's Ear Nymphs, and more; How to field dress flies to ensure a catch; Why the head is the most important part of a fly., AB01454. 
Price: 84.95 USD
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13 Best, A. K.Dyeing and Bleaching Natural Fly-Tying Materials; 1558212140 / 9781558212145, New Book
1993 The Lyons Press; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
As New Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Synopsis) This important book is narrowly focused on one of the key aspects of the fly-tyer's art: color control. It is the first book wholly devoted to the subject - and it is a definitive, practical handbook by one of America's finest and most repsected fly tyers. A.K. Best explores the equipment and supplies needed for accurate and safe dyeing and bleaching - most of them commonly available. Then he progresses with chapters on such subjects as Body Feathers, Bucktails, Deer and Elk Hair, etc. This is an indispensable book for all fly tyers who want more precise colors - and color is critical! - for their fly patterns., AB01001. 
Price: 98.95 USD
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14 Best, A. K.Dyeing and Bleaching Natural Fly-Tying Materials; 9781592280684, New Book
2004 The Lyons Press; 2nd Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine Hardcover, in Near Fine DJ
(Synopsis) This important book is narrowly focused on one of the key aspects of the fly-tyer's art: color control. It is the first book wholly devoted to the subject - and it is a definitive, practical handbook by one of America's finest and most repsected fly tyers. A.K. Best explores the equipment and supplies needed for accurate and safe dyeing and bleaching - most of them commonly available. Then he progresses with chapters on such subjects as Body Feathers, Bucktails, Deer and Elk Hair, etc. This is an indispensable book for all fly tyers who want more precise colors - and color is critical! - for their fly patterns., AB01417. 
Price: 224.95 USD
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15 Best, A. K.Dyeing and Bleaching: Natural Fly-Tying Materials; 1558212140 / 9781558212145, Used Book
1993 Lyons & Burford; 1st Ed, 2nd Printing
Near Fine Hardcover, in Very Good+ DJ
(Description) S;ight bump to top of spine, else near fine in unclipped jacket., U01592. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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16 Best, A. K.Fly Tying with A.K.: Patterns and Problem Solving with New Materials and Techniques; 0811703754 / 9780811703758, New Book
2008 Stackpole Books; 1st Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Near Fine Hardcover, in Very Good+ DJ
(Description) Slight bends at very top of DJ, else a new book! *** (Synopsis) These tips and techniques from master fly tier A. K. Best help you 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 they differ from traditional materials, and what that means for today's fisherman. A. K.'s signature Quill Body flies take on new life when tied according to his directions using these new materials. Detailed photographs illustrate the step-by-step instructions for working with Bugskin, Coq de Leon, and streamers. With this book on new materials, new techniques, and new patterns, A. K. once again demonstrates his expertise as a tier and as a teacher., AB00128. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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17 Best, A.K.;Stalcup, Shane; Befus, BradParachutes, Spinners (and a Dun) (DVD); DVD
2006 
New 
(Synopsis) Play on any regular DVD player worldwide (recommended) or CD-ROM. Run time approx 97 minutes This is every tyer's chance to compare examples of how different professional fly tyers tie spinners & parachutes. * Quickly locating individual patterns * High quality digital mastering * Improved still-frames Compare interesting techniques by such highly regarded fly tyers, authors and lectures as A.K. Best, Shane Stalcup, & Brad Befus. The DVD contains some of the tyers' favorite patterns, and demonstrates their indivdual technique in tying popular imitations. PATTERNS INCLUDED: / Gordon/Hendrickson Spinner - A.K. Best / Red Quill Spinner - A.K. Best / Olive Quill Dun Parachute - A.K. Best / Trico Dun - A.K. Best / Trico Parachute - A.K. Best / CDC Parachute Midge Larva - Shane Stalcup / CDC Parachute Emergerand others, DVD031. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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18 Best, A. K.Production Fly Tying; 0871087928 / 9780871087928, Used Book
1989 Pruett Publishing Co.; 1st Pb Printing
Fair Softcover, 
(Description) Spine beginning to separate. All pages currently intact, but this should be considered a bench copy., SNC028. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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19 Best, A. K.Production Fly Tying; 0871087812 / 9780871087812, Used Book
1989 Pruett Publishing; 1st Ed, 1st Printing
Very Good Hardcover, No Jacket, as issued
(Description) Light edgewear and bumped corners, else a nice clean copy., U01998. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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20 Best, A. K.Production Fly Tying: A Collection of Ideas, Notions, Hints, & Variations on the Techniques of Fly Tying; 0871089297 / 9780871089298, New Book
2003 Pruett Publishing Co; 2nd Ed, 1st PrintingSigned by the Author
Fine Softcover, 
(Synopsis) Introduction by John Gierach. Make fly tying easier & more efficient with this eagerly awaited second edition. Fly-tying authority & veteran A.K. Best reveals concise & comprehensive instructions gleaned from thousands of hours behind the vise. This expanded edition to tying techniques, tool, & materials includes: superb photos, tried-&-true time-saving tips, & chapters organized by tails, ribbing, bodies, wings, & hackles. 299 color photos;, AB00015. 
Price: 59.95 USD
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