Building Classic Salmon Flies


  Building Classic Salmon Flies is by Ron Alcott, another classic New England tyer. A good book, mine is the plastic spiral bound version that lays flat. Good photos, but Ron's style is a bit on the "fishing" side of things. That is, he's a bit more utilitarian than some of the other big name tyers out there today. 

The heads are a bit large for my taste, and the proportions are more swept back than propped upward. As a matter of fact, Ron actually ties a dozen on size 5 hooks, just to show that they can be fished. Again, all personal preference, and all very good flies and wonderful techniques on how to tie them. 

Also, a good section just on nomenclature that helps out quite a bit.