Learn to tie 17 best-selling patterns for trout, bass, and saltwater flats species such as bonefish and permit -Over 750 step-by-step photos -60 pattern recipes, with author's favourite variations AUTHOR: Charlie Craven has been a commercial fly tier for more than thirty years, tying flies for almost every species of gamefish, freshwater and saltwater, though he specializes in trout flies for the Rockies. He is a signature tier for Umpqua Feather Merchants, which produces fifteen of his patterns. Craven is co-owner of Charlie's Fly Box in Olde Town Arvada, Colorado, which was the winner of the 2009 Fly Fishing Retailer of the Year Award. REVIEWS: "Charlie Craven has set the standard for innovation in fly tying . . . that very few tiers can match." --Tim Heng "Charlie Craven is a master fly tier and more importantly, a natural-born teacher. . . . Whether you are just getting started, or a longtime tier who wants to learn new tricks, Charlie can help.