If I had a nickel for every how-to-ﬂy ﬁshing book that has been published during the last 20 years, I'd be ﬁshing around the world in some pretty exotic places. My article "Mastering the Basics of Fly Fishing" was begun years ago when I was preparing an outline for an introductory course for fathers and sons. Recently I was perusing the shelves for a primer to double check that I hadn't left anything out of my article. The Ultimate Book of Fly Fishing may be an overstatement; nonetheless, it is a wonderful primer for the novice or beginner. The book is divided into three sections: Fly Fishing, Fly Casting, Fly Tying. The photographs and diagrams are exceptional, and I couldn't resist adding another ﬂy-ﬁshing book to my collection.