One of the "books" I bought myself this month was Tim Rolston's "Essential Fly Tying Techniques". What's so different about this book is that it comes on a DVD. The "book" is a 117 pages long. Contains text, 80+ full colour graphics, 30+ video clips, 24+ techniques and 14 complete flies. The video clips are embedded in the DVD so you don't need to go online to access them. The DVD is interactive, you have complete control, over the video clips, pause, reverse or forward. Furthermore you can highlight text or "write" a note for yourself regarding a particular bit of text or graphics and several other features.
The beauty of the video clips is that you can see exactly how a certain technique is done or how a particular fly is tied.
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Photo taken on a background of brightly coloured marabou feathers. I bought these feathers at a craft shop last week in Pietermaritzburg.
Tim Rolston is a fly fishing guide in the Western Cape, member of our national fly fishing team and author of several books on fly fishing and casting techniques. Tim has a blog, http://paracadis.wordpress.com .
Webpage:www.inkwaziflyfishing.co.za One of the video clips can be seen here. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.