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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-25-2008, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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New book: Compendium of Canadian fly Patterns

I came across a publishing site in Nova Scotia that has the above entitled book for sale -- not cheap at $60.00 USD but it looks interesting -- gives photos and recipes for some 1600 Canadian flies. Has anyone seen it? Is it one to get?
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I've had one for a while. Part of the cost is in the expensive ring binding that enables the book to lay flat on every page -- handy when tying.

It's a book for fishermen rather than a book for tyers of elegant flies, as some of the patterns are mundane. Its emphasis is on Atlantic salmon flies though it has adequate sections on steelhead, trout, saltwater and other species. There's more of a focus on the east coast fishery where Canadian fly tying tradition is the deepest. American anglers will see some familiar patterns and some they have never heard of before. This gives it an interesting novelty factor, plus in heavily pressured water, a new yet proven pattern may get more than its share. It certainly beats buying a book that shares 80% - 90% of its patterns with three other books on our shelves.

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