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Reviewed By Tom Travis - Apr 07, 2014

An engineer is a designer and has a drive to understand how things work with an eye toward improvement; this definition describes the author of Become A Thinking Fly Tier. Jim Cramer offers sixty years of fly tying experiences in this volume, sixty years of looking at fly tying through the eyes of an engineer.

With his time as a demonstration fly tier at annual Federation of Fly Fishers Conclave Jim Cramer is not an unknown name to me and he has brought his many talents to this volume. The book is well organized and runs through each of the critical areas that the fly tier must deal with offering excellent advice and insight.

Fly tiers of all skill levels can learn something from this informative, well organized and insightful volume. I would recommend adding this volume for your fly tying bookshelf.

Enjoy & Good Tyin'
Tom Travis, Montana Fly Fishing Outfitter & Guide

The Way to Rapid Improvement
By: Jim Cramer, Forward by: Al Beatty
Copyright 2013, ISBN: 978-1-892469-28-1, Published by No Nonsense Fly Fishing Guidebooks, P.O. Box 91858, Tucson, AZ 85752-1858.
180 Pages, $27.95.


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