This book uses the latest techniques in computer-generated drawings to show the reader exactly how to create an artificial fly, step-by-step. Clearer than photography, more life-like than drawings, the graphic instructions show, by subtle emphasis and exaggeration, precisely what to do. Included are all the basic techniques for applying thread, feather and fur to the hook, and more sophisticated methods such as parachute hackling, using the dubbing loop and hair winging. 12 key trout patterns demonstrate the most important fly-tying techniques. Black Ghost (ribbing & hair wing), Woolly Bugger (palmered hackle dressing), Duck's Dun (cul de canard dressing), Grey Wulff (bucktail dry fly technique), Elk Hair Caddis (dubbing & hair wing), Parachute Emerger (parachute dressing), Ginger Quill (wet fly wings and throat hackle), Black Pennell (wet hackling), Gold head Hare's Ear (weighted gold head & natural dubbing), Montana Nymph (nymph hackling, marabou tails), Pheasant Tail Nymph (pheasant tail fibres & copper wire), Shrimp/Scud (wire weighting & synthetic dubbing).