Three hardback books. The first by Chris Mann and Robert Gillespie. The second and third by Chris Mann alone. Covering both European and USA patterns. The first half of each book contains the histories and stories behind the patterns, while the second half is a pictorial catalogue with recipes.
"Shrimp & Spey Flies for Salmon"
Hardback book published in 2001. It is 222 pages long and has a short story, recipes and a graphic (not photo) of over 500 different patterns. A great reference book.
"Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon"
Hardback book published in 2004. 224 pages long. Same format as above. again over 500 patterns.
"Featherwing & Hackle Flies for Salmon and Steelhead"
Hardback book published in 2006. It is 222 pages long and once again is the same format as above.
I love these books. A great reference resource. Over 1,500 patterns reviewed and examined. OK they are not photos, but they are perfectly acceptable as a fairly accurate portrayal of a pattern.
While I know many people who rave about these books, I have always refused to buy them because of the cartoon type fly images. I once browsed though the shrimp/spey one of these books and couldn't believe that someone had missed the opportunity to produce and amazingly attractive book with real shrimp patterns. With some of the patterns you know that the tyer would find it impossible to truly recreate some of those finishes without producing a fly that wouldn't stand up to a few fish. If they ever published them with photos of real flies then I would buy them in a shot.
tweedcast: Price of 1 1/2 inch black and yellow tosh aluminum tubes just went up Graham.
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tweedcast: Price of Black and Yellow plain Tosh 1 1/2 inch aluminum tubes with 3 inch wings just went up Graham. Malcolm
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tweed ghillie: can anyone clarify the new law about returning salmon dead or alive,,,does it include the killing of sea trout someone point me in the right direction
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159may: Do you still have the hrady swift reel and what is the line capacity
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loggerdog: Hello Sinktip. I used to fish Cortachy Castle/Downie Park many Moons ago. Live in Canada now. I talk regularly with StincharLad and he suggested that I make contact with you. e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Look forward to a "Blether"!
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uist: Hi everyone, new boy here. I have been looking at fluorocarbon vs other leaders. However a guide in Tampa for tarpon he swears by Fluro and the San Diego Jam a knot.
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