Atlantic Salmon Flies
"Tying a salmon fly is either the ultimate expression of insanity or a sublime act of faith." — Topher Browne, from the Foreword
The Atlantic salmon, the king of the rivers, is the ultimate prize for the angler. This beautifully illustrated volume brings together exquisite examples of nearly 300 salmon flies, tied by some of the best fly tiers and fishers in North America. Patterns tied by the author, Jacques Héroux, accompany those by renowned tiers Allen Kay, Marc LeBlanc, Marc A. LeBlanc, Paul LeBlanc, Bob MacDonald, Steve Silverio, and Frank Walsh.
Conveniently organized into four sections — bombers and dry flies, bugs, streamers, and wet flies — this rich compendium includes colour photographs of flawlessly tied specimens complemented by detailed lists of materials. Biographical notes on each tier and a brief history of the art of fly tying round out the volume.
A beautiful tribute to the fly tier's art and an invaluable reference, Atlantic Salmon Flies illustrates the ingenuity and creative impulse behind the flies that hook the king of fish.