Anyone who has attended one of my classes or seen me at shows will know that I always teach techniques rather than trying to teach specific patterns. All flies are tied using a series of techniques. The more complicated the fly, the more complicated the technique or the more techniques used.

Barry has successfully put together a book full of techniques in a way that is interactive and fun while remaining instructive. Unlike other technique books this follows the technique through to the end product and the range of flies found on these pages will allow you to fill a fly box and improve your tying at the same time. Many of the flies will be unfamiliar to UK readers which is also a good thing. Add in the Q code links for your phone and YouTube links for your laptop and you have the complete package.

Published by Merlin Unwin at only £25.00 this is the bargain of the century and any fly tyer who doesn’t own it already would love to find it in their Christmas stocking.