The Feather Mechanic – by Gordon Van der Spuy and Tim Wege
“The book is a one of a kind, not to be missed experience. It is the direct result of years of personal experience, figuring things out for myself and coming up with a workable system to approaching tying that is logical and simple. What makes it different from anything else you’ve ever read is that it is not a book about tyings steps but rather a book about ideas.
The book is a tying philosophy more than anything else. I got so bored with the conventional ‘follow the numbers’ way that tying got taught and felt there was a need for an alternative approach, hence writing this book.” Chapters include: The first wrap; Design; Be prepared; Materials; Mechanics; Diawl Bach; CDC and Biot Nymph; Perdigon; Plaza Pupa; Papa Roach; Dragon Nugget; The Killers; Squirmy Wormy; The Snake; The gun; Dry fly design; Parachutes; Macaw Midge; Para Rab; Fred’s Shuck Emerger; Micro patterns; CDC Dun; Easy Peasy Hopper; Balbyter; Wolf Spider; Whip finish; No man is an island.