Through his accounts on the water, author A. K. Best shares his lifetime of fly-fishing experience. "I have always thought that going fly fishing simply meant that you drove to the stream, strung up your rod, tied on a fly, looked for a rising trout, and then cast to it until you caught it. It does work out that way sometimes and it's a lot of fun. But other times, it gets a little more complicated and that's even more fun." It's these complications that A. K. deals with, untangles, and explains in his first book devoted to fishing.
A. K. Best has tied flies for over forty years and fly fished even longer. He is the author of A.K.'s Fly Box, Dyeing and Bleaching Natural Fly Tying Materials, and Advanced Fly Tying and has written several articles for Fly Rod & Reel, Mid-Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide, Fly Fishing & Tying Journal, and Fly Fisherman. A. K. teaches classes, makes videotapes, and ties flies for locally owned shops throughout the United States. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife, Jan, and has two daughters.