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Atlantic salmon a fly fishing reference

By Paul C Marriner. Is exactly that, "a reference". A long awaited MODERN atlantic salmon fishing book. It is a GREAT book for the beginner or the novice. It goes into just enough detail to explain salmon fishing from tackle to fishing methods with pictures pointing out where salmon would most likely hold on some popular pools. A good section on flies and tyers. An awesome section on places & rivers.

But most of all, for me, the beautiful photos, & there are lots. Some take me back to the moments that I fished those exact pools in the past.There are a couple of photos of the swimming hole pool on the Margaree which takes me back to those three amazing days I spent on that beautiful Island. I didin't fish many other pools because it was so perfect.

If you love Atlantic salmon, check out this book.
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I have other books

by Paul, and have always found them to be a great resource. I also have great memories of Swimming Hole, and many other Margaree Pools. I have been fortunate to go every October for the last 15 years, or so. I am concerned about the recent flooding though.
Thanks for info on the book. Will have to check it out.

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A few books on the 'subject,' and all great reads.

It never fails to amaze me how much of fishing for AS is directly transferable to Steelhead. Especially the fly patterns.

Have a link (Amazon?) to the book?

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It never fails to amaze me how much of fishing for AS is directly transferable to Steelhead. Especially the fly patterns.

Have a link (Amazon?) to the book?

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The same goes for Steelhead flies be transferable to salar, which imo, we don't do enough of.

Here is were you can get the book.

http://www.galesendpress.com/
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Marriner and Warren Duncan

One thing I've always wondered is why, in Marriner's "Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies" (which is a very good book for patterns and photos of flies dressed by guys like Jerry Doak and others) there is not a single mention of Warren Duncan, and not even a listing for the Undertaker. I don't know Marriner, or I'd ask him. Anybody know why?
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One thing I've always wondered is why, in Marriner's "Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies" (which is a very good book for patterns and photos of flies dressed by guys like Jerry Doak and others) there is not a single mention of Warren Duncan, and not even a listing for the Undertaker. I don't know Marriner, or I'd ask him. Anybody know why?
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No idea.You're right. Maybe his new book, "A Compendium of Canadian Fly Patterns", which I don't have yet will have “The Highness of Hairwing”.
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Thumbs up Many thanks for the link.

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The same goes for Steelhead flies be transferable to salar, which imo, we don't do enough of.

Here is were you can get the book.

http://www.galesendpress.com/
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Atlantic salmon

Actually there is. The Picture Province on page 63 is by Warren. However, one of the reasons there weren't more of Warren's flies was because he was well represented in other books. The Undertaker, for example, was in Stewart & Allen and I was trying to minimize duplication. Nevertheless, I'm now preparing a revised edition of MASF and several flies tied by Warren, including the Undertaker, are included.
BTW, I appreciate the kind words about Atlantic Salmon.

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One thing I've always wondered is why, in Marriner's "Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies" (which is a very good book for patterns and photos of flies dressed by guys like Jerry Doak and others) there is not a single mention of Warren Duncan, and not even a listing for the Undertaker. I don't know Marriner, or I'd ask him. Anybody know why?
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I stand corrected re: Warren

and thanks for checking in, Paul. I do use your book frequently. Its even one of the limited edition copies.
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My go to. Always close at hand on my bench. Love your new one & looking forward to the revised version!
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