For a fly fishing guide it isn't enought that the patterns they use are effective, that is a financial necessity. If they are not and clients fail to connect with fish, the erswhile guide is likely to be looking for alternative gainful employment some time soon.
In "Guide Flies", international competative angler, fly fishing coach and fishing guide give up the secrets to success. Not only in terms of the fly patterns he uses, but equally and perhaps more importantly the methods of their manufacture. The book is littered with gems of imformation on tying and fishing these flies, how to modify them to suit your own needs and how to insure that they are not simply effective but equally durable.
Guide flies also considers in detail the thought process behind the design of various key patterns and anecdotal evidence from real "on the water" successes and failures that have led to the development of the patterns illustrated.
Guides tie flies for their clients and the clients come in all shapes, sizes and skill levels, which means that the flies detailed in this book are suitable for all anglers, experts and beginners alike. Not demanding of complex tying procedures, fancy tools or tricky to obtain materials. "Guide Flies" will alow any trout angler of rivers or stillwaters, to manufacture a selection of patterns which cover most of the bases and equally to understand why they should work and when.
All beautifuly illustrated in full colour graphics and with links to external video content of the flies and techiques discussed.