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Techniques and tips from A. K.:
The right way to hold a bobbin
Preventing body bumps
Producing crisper hairwings and tails
Dubbing fine bodies
Tying fly patterns using new materials:
Blue Quill Dun
Mahogany Quill Spinner
Hovering Fy Crane
Coq de Leon Matuka
These tips and techniques from master fly tier A. K. Best help you meet the challenges of today's new tying materials. Part One addresses several common tying problems and gives solutions that every tier can use. Part Two describes new materials and patterns, explains how they differ from traditional materials, and what that means for today's fisherman.
A. K.'s signature Quill Body flies take on new life when tied according to his directions using these new materials. Detailed photographs illustrate the step-by-step instructions for working with Bugskin, Coq de Leon, and streamers. With this book on new materials, new techniques, and new patterns, A. K. once again demonstrates his expertise as a tier and as a teacher.