2010 1st edition. Headwater / Stackpole Books. Mechanicsburg, PA.
4to. Ppxiv,206. Colour photographs of flies throughout, colour photographs. Green boards. Mint in dust-wrapper.
This is a useful intermediate fly-tying manual which aims to build on the skills taught in Charlie Craven's first book, Charlie Craven's Basic Fly Tying. Charlie Craven's Fly box is built around seventeen of the author's own patterns which demonstrate in "the meticulous ...detail that Craven is known for ...topics such as dubbing loops, brushing techniques, tying 'messy' flies neatly, techniques with epoxzy, foam, rubber legs, and much more. but the greatest value of this book is that Craven takes the readers on a tour of his creative process, walking them through the different versions, incarnations, and failures associated with his patterns, which are some of the most popular in the United States for waters ranging from small streams to saltwater flats."