I was very impressed with both the design and content of this fly tying book. Each photo of the finished flies are very clear, with the materials clearly illustrated. The step-by-step instructions are also clearly laid out and simple to understand. I like the fact that the book is spiral bound, so it lies flat for easy reference while tying. I wouldn't recommend this as the first book for a beginner, because the chapter on basic techniques is a bit sparse, but it is a great book for someone with a little experience.