DetailsChris Mann STACKPOLE BOOKS, October 2006 Binding Type: Hardcover ISBN: 0-8117-0219-7 Directory of old & modern salmon flies; int'l guide features dressings from North America & Europe. 400 color photos; 8x11 inches, 224 pgs. * Directory of old and modern salmon flies * Companion to Shrimp & Spey Flies for Salmon and Steelhead (0-8117-1428-4) and Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon and Steelhead (0-8117-3176-6) The tradition of tying salmon flies with feathers is a very old one, recorded in Ancient Greece, but the Victorians instilled artistry into salmon fly tying with their elaborate built-wing flies using feathers from a variety of exotic birds. After a period in which featherwing flies were eclipsed by those made from animal hairs and man-made materials, the popularity of these versatile feathers is resurging. This international guide features dressings from North America and Europe. The origins of patterns, precise dressings, and superb color illustrations will inspire fly tiers to attain new heights of achievement. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Chris Mann is a professional graphic designer and lifelong angler. He also wrote Beginner's Guide to Flytying with Terry Griffiths (1-57188-184-0).
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- Great history of the Classics and excellent catagorical layout
I got this book because of my infatuation with steelhead and the personal feeling that a fish that is as prestigious as a steelhead demands a fly worthy of "the game". I found those flies in this book. A great resource of you want to know where they came from and who tied what when. Each and every fly is shown in a clear, full colored illustration. The history section is followed by an excellent categorical layout of each fly with the recipe. I love the book and totally recommend it for the steelhead/salmon addict who wants to tye some historical and still relevant flies.
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