From the back cover:
Of the many fly fishing methods, dry fly fishing is the easiest. One does not need to be an expert to hook fish on the dry fly, especially if a good hatch is in progress and fish are not too discriminating. This is true, in part, because surface currents are visible and relatively easy to read, and anglers see fish attack their flies. This is not to say dry fly fishing is always easy; quite the contrary. If one is to consistenly hook fish feeding at the water’s surface, both imitation and presentation must be precise. Tying dry flies is much like fishing them. By their very nature of balancing and floating on the water’s surface, dry flies must be exact.
Tying Dry Flies will show you, step by step, how to tie perfect dry flies with ease, speed and efficiency. It has 450 concise instructional photos, 200 beautiful illustrations and is exceptionally well organized. The 200 dry fly patterns presented are both contemporary and time proven favorites that catch fish. The 27 demonstration patterns represent most adult insect food sources, including: mayflies, caddisflies, stoneflies, damselflies, midges, and terrestrials. Tying Dry Flies also contains a wealth of historical and angling information. It is easy to understand and fun to read.