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Smashwords book reviews by Francois

  • Essential Fly Tying Techniques on April 18, 2012

    Recently I received a copy of Tim Rolston’s Essential Fly Tying Techniques, through Smashwords. ( Just by considering the cover, I could tell that this is different, as it comprised of Detailed Instructions, (Decent start),Graphics (Wouldn’t assume anything less ), and Video (Something else) All this, aimed at covering fundamental fly tying methods, essential tools, materials and more. As an intermediary fly-tier it could only be good to revise and revisit basic technique, and by doing so…, the penny did drop a few times when tackling some rather challenging technique at the bench, with the benefit of clear text, excellent illustration and instructive audio-visual clips. This book is definitely designed, with the novice, or young fly-tier in mind, but does not exclude any skill levels. Rather, Tim Rolston “ties” his knowledge together in an enjoyable platform that caters for all. I’m certainly looking forward to Tim Rolston’s sequel to this work. Francois Roux