'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 Magazine
'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 Magazine
'The ultimate collection. The body of work shown in this book is breathtaking in its breadth and imagination and beauty.' --Fieldsports Magazine
An absolute masterpiece and is correctly billed as the most comprehensive directory of salmon flies ever published. This beautiful book enables the salmon-angler to identify and learn about every salmon fly that was ever assembled. A must for the Christmas stocking. --The Irish Times
This is the most prolific directory of salmon and steelhead flies ever published. From intimate full-dressed featherwing patterns, to bombers, to speys, to simple hairwings; this book has you covered for a lifetime of inspiration at the tying bench. The illustrations are breaktakingly realistic. --Hatches Magazine
About the Author
Chris Mann had a peripatetic upbringing in which his parents moved constantly and he attended ten different schools. He learned to fish on the gravel pit ponds of Essex, and on moving to live in Scotland at the age of twelve, he discovered the joys of flyfishing. He trained as a graphic designer, before specialising in computer software development in Germany. After many years working all over Western Europe, he moved back to England where he now combines his graphic design commissions with website design and writing books on flytying.