Thank you Tim Rolston for sending me a copy of Essential Fly Tying Techniques, through Smashwords. (www.smashwords.com).
In the short period I've been trying to tie flies I have accumulated a number of books on fly tying techniques for the beginner. None of them come close to comparing with Tim's Essential Fly Tying Techniques.
The instructions make for easy and coherent reading. The graphic illustrations are superb. But it's the videos I find the most illuminating. Having them on tap so that you can replay them over and over is like having your very own private fly tying expert in your home! To me, having visual demonstrations is the best way to learn.
Thank you again Tim Rolston. I highly recommend Essential Fly Tying Techniques!!