foreword by Mike Martinek
INTRODUCTION by Steve Thornton
TYING THE STONEFLY NYMPH - Song of the Wagtail
TYING CADDIS FLIES - A Tail of Caddis
Soft Bodied hatching Caddis pupa
Hatching Grannum pupa
Burrowing Mayfly Nymph
Stoneclinging Mayfly Nymph
Hatching Mayfly - Winged stage
TYING THE FRESHWATER SHRIMP
The Fresh Water Shrimp
TYING SMUTS, MIDGES & BEETLES
The Leaf Beetle
TYING GENERIC SEARCHING PATTERNS
The Ammonite Nymph - Generic searching nymph
The Haversack Nymph - Generic hatching ephemera nymph
The CAM Emerger - Generic emerging dry fly
TYING TECHNIQUES & FLYTYING TOOLS
Porcupine guard hair legs
Stonefly wingbuds - Poly-wing method
Caddis & Stonefly legs
Tails & Antenna’s
Lighting & Magnifiers
The Vice & working tools
Scissors & Bobbins
MATCH THE HATCH SWATCHES - Colour Swatches
Nymph Skin Swatch
foreword by Bob Mead
Introduction by Steve Thornton
The Creative Flytyer
Flytying methods & thoughts
The Hair-Rig Stonefly Nymph
The Ammonite Nymph (revised)
TYING HATCHING NYMPHS & PUPA
Hatching Heptagenid Nymph
TYING THE DRY FLY
CAM Emerger (revised)
Detached Bodied CAM Emerger
Spent Ephemera (revised)
AN INTRODUCTION INTO THE ART OF STREAMER FISHING
The Spent Ephemera
Listen to the River - Volumes 1 & 2
Steve Thornton's bookshelf. Author of Listen to the River Volumes 1 & 2
CAM EMERGER ¬
Listen to the River Volume 2 working edition.
Dyneema thread. The only thread I use with ST bobbin holders.
Preparing Porcupine guard hairs in glycerine ready for tying...
Aquatic insects collected for flytying reference.
Tintin. Something else I collect...
My Ammonite fossil which inspired me to create the Ammonite Nymph.
A rare working edition of Listen to the River volume 1.
Working editions of Listen to the River volume 2.
Leather collectors editions of Listen to the River volume 2.
Guinness. Great things come to those who wait...
My favourite stream rod, a Hardy Marksman 10ft 3 weight.
Rare leather collectors editions of Listen to the River volume 1.
Clothbound editions of Listen to the River volume 2.
Faux leather editions of Listen to the River volume 2.
Charles Darwin. My inspiration for flytying and personal photography.
My flytying notebook. Presented to me by that great realistic American flytyer; Bill Logan.
Earnest Schwiebert. A great influence in my fly fishing education who
became a good friend. Sadly missed...
A gift from my Grandad when I was 9 years old.
Hardy Zane Grey salt water reel. Number 2.
LAW Anti-reverse reel - 3/4 weight. The reel I use all the time.
My fly box; containing only my patterns... That’s it...
Long range precision rifle shooting. Another hobby.
Bronze Team GB medal won at the world championships 2013 in USA.