Snake River Flies chronicles the rich history of fly pattern development in the Snake River basin from its infancy in the 1930s to contemporary flies of the twentieth-first century. The lineage of fly tiers includes such greats as Marcella Oswald, Bruce Staples, Scott Sanchez, and Ken Burkholder. Special attention is given to innovative designs for particular types of water, trout food, and trout species. The 100-plus patterns within this work have been proven producers not only in the Rocky Mountain West, but throughout the world for a variety of game fish.
“A third-generation fishing guide on many waters around the world, Boots is one of the foremost experts in trout fishing. The answers are here. Learn about flies designed to imitate a trout’s true foods along with enthralling history.”
—Jeff Currier, author of Currier's Quick and Easy Guide to Warmwater Fly Fishing and Currier's Quick and Easy Guide to Saltwater Fly Fishing
“Snake River Flies artfully portrays the famous flies of the fisheries of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, some of the richest, most-storied, and revered trout water anywhere in the world. Boots Allen, part of that storied tradition, masterfully describes the flies that have forever left their impact on fly fishing. From the Henry’s Fork to Tierra Del Fuego, Boots offers the ideal blend of historical perspective, entomology, real fly-fishing applications, and entertaining writing in a complete work.“
Jim Hickey- 2008 Orvis Endorsed Guide of the Year