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The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon Flies Hardcover – 10 Oct 2008


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  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books; First edition (10 Oct 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906122016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906122010
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 3.7 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 523,973 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is by far the most comprehensive directory of salmon flies ever published, with more than 1,800 patterns featured in its 468 pages. This is a first-class book for fishers and tyers and Chris Mann should be applauded for completing such a mammoth task for our delectation. --Trout & Salmon, December 2008

The sheer scope and ambition of the Directory is enormous and it works brilliantly. Honest, well-ordered information.... If you like salmon flies, if you fish for salmon and are seeking inspiration treat yourself! --Flyfishing & Flytying, December 2008

About the Author

Chris Mann is a professional graphic designer and a lifelong angler. He is the author of a major series of fly books: Shrimp & Spey Flies for Salmon, Hairwing & Tube Flies for Salmon and Featherwing & Hackle Flies for Salmon. He has also written The Beginner s Guide to Flytying which is recognised as one of the best introductions to the art of flytying.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By PJ SMITH on 25 Nov 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book offers everything the keen salmon fisherman could want or ask for. It has a huge collection of flies - at over 1,800 the publishers' say it's the largest collection ever published and I for one believe them.
The layout is very clear and the illustrations are superb. Moreover there are three separate indexes which enable you to find flies by name, creator and type so there is no excuse for not finding the flies you are looking for.
This is a terrific achievement by Chris Mann and at a very competitive price.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By N. E. Browne on 17 Dec 2008
Format: Hardcover
This directory is an important and most welcome reference book. It will be essential not only for fly tyers but for all salmon fishers. We have all at one time or another been told about or read a river report which gives the names of successful fly patterns with which we are unfamiliar, this book will put an end to our blank looks and, perhaps it is too much to hope for, our blank days. It is well illustrated and excellently indexed, I consider it a major work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Feebs J on 16 Oct 2009
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I bought this book for a friend who is passionate about fishing and has been making his own flies for years, he was extremely pleased and was looking forward to the challenge of making flies that he had never come across before. It is beautifully illustrated and a wonderful gift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. Simpkins on 3 Jan 2010
Format: Hardcover
A fantastic directory of Salmon Fies. A great credit to Cris Mann for publishing such a great informative book. I would recomend this book to any one interested in fly fishing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colin Chisholm on 1 Jun 2010
Format: Hardcover
Excellent book, only improvement I could suggest is slightly more narrative on how to tie the flies.
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By Kevin shone on 28 Mar 2014
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Pages were pristine condition also
Not a mark on the book. I will certainly be buying off you again
If your into salmon fly tying this is the book for you
Thank you
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Magnificent and superb! Beautiful pictures and excellent text. All a salmon fisher could ever wish for, but is it now a little out of date? I look forward to a new edition.
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