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: A new book on Steelhead and Salmon Flies

03-18-2002, 08:39 AM
I just posted a question on tube flies. What prompted me was a recent book called "Shrimp and Spey Flies for Steelhead and Salmon". I read a review at http://globalflyfisher.com/reviews/books/bookbase/show_single.php?id=34. I subsequently bought it and I am very impressed. I do agree with the reviewer wholeheartedly, a very good book at an excellent price.
Check it out for yourselves.


PS.I do not know the authors of this book nor do I have any commercial interest in the sale of this book.

03-18-2002, 08:54 AM
I love books, usually old salmon/stelhead books. But I especially love newer pattern books. Just love to see what everyone else is tying. May have to pickup a copy myself.

03-19-2002, 05:39 AM
But given the book is printed in the UK, any idea if it's available (and from whom) here Stateside?

03-19-2002, 11:14 AM
i believe i have seen this book, and my opinion differs a little bit.

i have a problem with fly-tying books where the fly plates are drawings and not pictures of the flies. i prefer to see the real thing versus an artist's rendition of the flies.

it's not a bad book though, but one should know that before buying it sight unseen.

i'm pretty sure Waters West in port angeles has this book. the number is (360)417-0937



03-19-2002, 12:55 PM
dropped the dime at Amazon. Worst case is I've got a great 'coffee table' book.

03-19-2002, 04:57 PM
Yeah, I ordered my book from amazon. At $ 23.60 I figured I couldn't do much wrong. But as I said I was very pleasantly surprised. You can catch a glimpse of the illustrations in the aformentioned review - I still think they are exceptionally well done.