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The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon Flies [Paperback]

Chris Mann
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19 April 2012
This is the most comprehensive Directory of salmon Flies ever published! The fruit of 30 years research by renowned international flytying author, Chris Mann is now available in paperback. He corresponded with countless expert salmon fly tyers throughout the world seeking out all their most popular and enduring salmon flies, adding these to all the classic patterns. Over 1800 salmon and steelhead flies each one illustrated in colour and with its full dressing provided make this the definitive reference, the all-in-one volume for salmon anglers and flytyers throughout the world. Chris Mann s vibrant illustrations of the flies show them with a clarity, accuracy and consistency seldom achieved through photographs. The flies are ordered alphabetically, making it easy for the reader to find the exact fly and to check the precise dressing. Mann gives a brief introduction to each fly, noting its originator when known and the reputation it has achieved. A full, cross-referencing Index is included. So, when you next find yourself wondering what exactly a Cascade looks like, and whether there is something similar in your own box which will help you catch a salmon then you will reach for this indispensable book.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books; First edition (19 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906122458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906122454
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 228,386 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 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.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a terrific Book! 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
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
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful book 16 Oct 2009
By Feebs J
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
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
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Illustrated Directory of Salmon Flies. 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Unreal 28 Mar 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive guide to Salmon Flies. 3 Nov 2013
By pintail
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ... the doctor ordered first class from page to page excellent...
The book was what the doctor ordered first class from page to page excellent pictures and details thanks again
Published 1 month ago by Mr P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 2 months ago by james mclachlan
5.0 out of 5 stars good books
hi just wanted to say what a great book this is it has some great flies in there which also can be used for seatrout fishing. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Bri
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of a book
An absolutely superb book, the illustrations are fabulous and although a sizeable section of this book deals with flies for Steelhead, which we dont have in the U.K. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Simmo
5.0 out of 5 stars What a book !!
.Brilliant book. Nicely illustrated gives a brief history of the fly and a three way cross reference. Best money I have ever spent. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Gordon McAllister
5.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon Flies
I find this volume extremely helpful, it contains illustrations and detailed instructions on the make up of practically every salmon fly we would have need of in this country and... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Ni Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Most Comprehensive Book of Salmon Fly Patterns
The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon Flies has to be the best comprehnsive book available today for Salmon Flies. The patterns and photographs are clear. Read more
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