I did the photography and editing myself, so it wasn't professionally done. But still, I think it turned out pretty well. The book is hardbound with a glossy cover ( and has that nice new book smell).
The flies or kebari that I included are the ones that have taken most of my fish. Sure, I fish with others flies, but these are the heroes. They work for me everywhere. I also included the materials used to tie the flies.
I included one fly per page, but occasionally I let one fly cover two pages.
It was a fun project that included thirty different flies and recipes. It looks great in my fly tying shelf too!
I'm working on a second volume that will include some new flies that have been working really well for me. I just need to test them a little longer on a variety of waters, to see if they can hold up to the productivity of the "old guard" flies from volume 1!
When I inherited my Grandfather's fly tying case and materials, he had some loose papers of recipes of his favorite flies. They are a treasure to me, but they are hard to read and decipher. I hope that my children and grandchildren will use my books and cherish them as much as I do Grandpa's papers. Hopefully they will find my books a little more legible, though!