This extraordinary book focuses specifically on trout flies, many of the methods discussed can be used or adapted to dress patterns for other species. This encyclopedic treatment of fly tying includes: selecting materials, thread handling, hooks, mounting and trimming materials, weighting hooks, tying techniques for underbodies, weed guards, tails, ribbing, gills, bodies, wings, legs, heads, eyes and more. Materials covered include beads, foam, plastic, tinsels, feathers, fur, you name it. With over 3000 full-colour photographs and over 400 tying methods discussed, all you fly-tying questions will be answered. The Fly Tier's Bench Reference is the perfect companion for anyone who ties flies, keep it at your side and you'll find yourself referring to it continuously.