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
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.
- Book Specifications
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
'A beautiful book covering classic salmon flies and showing the birds and their feathers used to create them. The fly patterns are all amazing but perhaps a couple more of the truly historic Scottish built-wing patterns alongside the featured Jock Scott would have been nice but that is personal nit-picking - this is thoroughly worthwhile addition to any serious and ambitious fly tiers library, as well as those just interested in the history and sources of the beautiful feathers used.' - Fish and Fly
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