Gene ... to answer your query. Here a series of reasons, based on the reviews presented above.
I'm glad I borrowed the book and did not buy it.
The final statement says it all. It's not worth buying, then it's probably not worth my time at all.
After all the online finger pointing and lecturing I probably would not be interested in the book 99% of tiers have little interest in such rare material.
Again, the final statement says it all ... and I agree.
The guy burglarized museum and stole rare bird skins, profited from their sale, and basically skated.
I have zero sympathy for him ...
I'm not sure if your talking about the author, or someone in the book. Either way, I don't want to read about it. Too much criminal activity being glamorized as it is.
What disturbed me the most, however, was his vigilante attitude. Not satisfied with the official disposition of the case, he set out on his own to harass and badger and "expose" those even marginally involved.
Again ... I just don't need to read this book. There are no reviews on this thread that are 100% positive. I'm well read enough, this book isn't going to enlighten me any further on fly tying or fishing.
I believe a serious fly tier would be denying himself if he/she did not read it.Joe
And there's this. If all "Serious Fly Tiers" should read the book, I'll be glad to accept that I am NOT a "Serious Fly Tier".
And, pretty much, ALL of Silk's post #5.