This 8.5 x 11” full-color edition features over 140 color photographs and is what one might describe as the deluxe "Super Flies" edition. I set out to provide photographs of all 52 featured Super Flies using genuine vintage Eagle Claw and Mustad hooks whenever possible, tied in the proportions that were considered appropriate for these flies as they were tied decades ago. The text in this color edition varies slightly from the 6 x 9" black-and-white edition.
This fly pattern collection features the 52 best trout and steelhead flies I tied as a novice professional in the mid-1960s and 1970s, finished off with steelhead, salmon, and sea-run cutthroat flies I have been developing in the last two decades. The waters I fished across Oregon include Cascade lakes, Willamette Valley streams, the Deschutes, Klamath, Williamson, Rogue, North Umpqua, coastal rivers, and the ocean near Pacific City. These flies have been effective over the years in the waters I’ve fished, but more importantly, they produced dependably for thousands of anglers who fished in rivers and lakes across the western US states, Alaska, British Columbia, the Great Lakes, South America, and New Zealand. My personal experience - plus hundreds of stories told by friends and fly shop customers - all speak to the staying power of these flies. With a foreword by Rich Youngers, highly respected tyer of Classic Atlantic Salmon, Spey, and Dee style flies; former owner of Creekside Fly Shop; Oregon FFF Fly Tyer of the Year (2006); and Professional Fly Fishing Guide, Salem, Oregon. Look forward to plenty of fishing stories and tying advice intended to enlighten and entertain.
Please note: I encourage you to take this soft cover book to someplace like Office Max or Kinkos to have it spiral bound with plastic cover. This is inexpensive and allows you to lay the book flat on a desk.