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I received a PM this evening asking about book reviews...and more specifically...the lack of them for quite some time. Thought I'd post here to encourage someone to post a review of a recent read to get the conversation going.
 

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Give me a chance to finish reading .... :hihi:
I just got the new book from Colin Innes entitled "Lost Flies of Balmoral".
If your a vintage pattern enthusiast, this book is a must !!

Anyone else reading something ??


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I'll pipe in a review on "A River Seen Right" next week when I have more time off work. A very easy read with a smattering of history, fishing styles, icons, and legendary holes on the North Umpqua.

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Washington Sport of Kings - Haw… great description of salmon fisheries/management, key events, players, stats and photos.

Flyfishing for Pacific Salmon - Johnson et al… primarily for salt water fishing, but tactics/patterns, biology of five species, photos make an interesting read.

Dry line Fishing for Steelhead and other thoughts - McMillan… single hand, overhead fishing around the calendar from early '70s and mid 80s. Heavily self edited, autobiographical with period photos and anecdotes. Passionate, almost lyrical prose interspersed with his now well known antipathy for hatchery fish. Well worth a read.
 

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review of books

I have more than several that i am excited to speak about. I will do my best to lay out my thoughts but find it difficult to create my thoughts in this format. I need some advice on how to cut and paste or set up reviews here.
 

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of hooks, antique & modern, & their makers

anyone even remotely interested in tying classic flies will do well to obtain a copy of this book by Paul Rossman: Salmon Fly Hooks - Antique Hooks and Contemporary Hook Makers (Pine Meadow Publishing, 2014).

Superb illustrations make up the bulk of this A4+ sized slim softback, and together with a history of hooks, needles and hook making, it also provides a full description of making silkworm gut; due respect is given to the hookmakers of the vintage era, and features full-plate photos of actual hooks with an opposing plate of the details of the named & sized hooks.

There is a smattering of pictures of some classic tied flies.

The second half of the book is concerned with many of the modern hook makers and re-shapers, their output pictorially provided, and each gives a statement some of which may give superb gems of information.

This book is not a 'how to make hooks' publication.

Highly recommended ;)


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Guess we aren't going to see any book reviews in the future, either, if people keep posting all of them only to this thread! :)
 
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