Lou Tabory spells out every step and stage of how to fly fish in the salt for striped bass in this book! His writing is easily understandable and intelligent. He explains how to use the water to bring your flies to the fish, how to determine where the fish should be in many different types of water, which flies to choose in certain conditions and why, and he does all this is a manner that even a non-fly fisherman can understand!
He also introduces you to his flies, all are simple, all are well thought out and very effective! I've been fly fishing the suds for 10 years now and have come to reply on more than a few of Mr. Tabory's patterns, they are simply ingenious! Like I said, should be required reading!