Feather Craft

Feather Craft
£32.95

Available April 2017 


First ever photographic and illustrated guide to the unusual and beautiful feathers used in salmon fly patterns, some common, others rare. In addition to macro photographs of individual feathers and striking portraits of complete capes, Allison McClay’s classic portraits of birds in the field bring the text to life. Through 16 classic and current flies, shown with complete step-by-step photographs, the author teaches techniques for working with the feathers and offers modern substitutes to more obscure feathers used in traditional salmon fly tying.

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AVAILABLE APRIL 2017

First ever photographic and illustrated guide to the unusual and beautiful feathers used in salmon fly patterns, some common, others rare. In addition to macro photographs of individual feathers and striking portraits of complete capes, Allison McClay’s classic portraits of birds in the field bring the text to life. Through 16 classic and current flies, shown with complete step-by-step photographs, the author teaches techniques for working with the feathers and offers modern substitutes to more obscure feathers used in traditional salmon fly tying.

‘All fly tiers and anglers will find this concise, informative, and colourful work fascinating…the “wow” factor is huge.’   Randall Kaufmann

  • Master tier, Kevin Erickson demystifies the art of tying classic salmon flies
  • Includes macro photographs of individual feathers and Allison McClay's classic portraits of birds and their capes
  • Thorough step-by-step photographs of the author's tying steps needed to tie 16 different salmon flies
  • Shows how commonly available feathers can be used as substitutes for the rare used in yesteryear

 

THE AUTHORS

Kevin Erickson has published many articles in Fly Fishing and Tying Journal and has been a featured tier at sportsmen’s shows –
Ed Rice’s International Sportsman’s Expositions, the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show, and the Albany Oregon Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo. He lives in Oregon, USA.

Allison McClay is a freelance illustrator who lives in Oregon, USA.

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Sub Heading The Amazing Birds and Feathers Used in Classic Salmon Flies
ISBN 9780811717793
Author Kevin Erickson
Binding Hardback
Extent 288 pages, 280 x 216mm
Illustrations Colour photographs and bird portraits
Ebook No
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