Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Grand River, Ontario
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.
Field Staff G. Loomis / Shimano
Pro Staff Airflo, Simms, The Canadian Tube Fly Company
Last edited by peter-s-c; 12-02-2008 at 06:06 AM.