Atlantic Salmon Flies and Fishing by Joseph D. Bates

By Joseph D. Bates

A radical reference at the background and stories surrounding salmon fishing. vast info on salmon flies with a variety of colour plates.

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I am grateful to the many people in many countries who have contributed flies and facts, and I have tried to express my appreciation herein. But there is one gentleman who must be thanked more specifically, because, during the many weeks of our fishing together, he has acted as my Father Confessor on the entire project. He is well qualified, because he has devoted entire seasons to almost constant Atlantic salmon fishing for over twenty years. Therefore, it my privilege to dedicate this effort to him.

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The precise components for each pattern and the method of dressing each fly make the book a must for all who want to tie their own salmon flies. The eloquent little essays that accompany each fly never fail to capture the tier's interest and admiration. It is somehow more fun to use a self-tied fly whose lore and legend is known to the tier-angler. This reissue of Joseph D. 's useful book is being offered by the same publisher who published it originally twenty-five years ago. This is most appropriate, just as it is appropriate that the editor of the reissue should be Pamela Bates Richards, the daughter of the author.

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