The book thoroughly reveals tying steps, tricks, traps and techniques for twelve world-proven flies for any waters. Each pattern keys on a particular fly tying technique. The authors clearly cover body wrapping techniques, ribbing, tails, dubbing, hackling, & winging. Intermingled in the text of the book are 11 "Tricks of the Trade" that reinforce what the beginner or intermediate tyer has learned. These tips alone are expertly diagrammed and worth every penny. Tricks such as how to apply an even metal tinsel body without lumps & bumps and how to correctly hackle a parachute fly are covered.