"Fishing Atlantic Salmon, The Flies and the Patterns" by Jospeh D. Bates, Jr.
i purchased this book about 9 years ago when my daydreaming about Atlantic Salmon began in earnest. It is an absolute classic, and is loaded with everything you could want to know about fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon. The color fly plates and photos are amazing (numerous color photos of flies tied by Syd Glasso and many other excellent and ledgenday tyers.) Fly patterns and their history, world wide destinations (the chapter on Iceland ALWAYS gets my mind wandering), theories on fly selection, etc, etc. Hopefully someone else will chime in and write a more eloquent review as this book deserves it. Over the years when my mental wanderings lead me back to Atlantic Salmon i always pull this book out, and just get lost in the pages. I really wish i could have met Colonel Bates. Cheers,Chris