Books and More

I am offering for sale my four books, my new DVD four-volume video set and my special "Body Divider" tool - now available for right, and left handed tyers:

Tying the Classic Salmon Fly, my first book published in 1997 by Stackpole Books, is not just a "how to" guide on tying the Classic Salmon Fly, it also includes information on dyeing techniques, a chapter on making your own exhibition quality hooks, techniques on framing your flies and much more. For more information about the book, Click Here.

Classic Salmon Fly Materials, my second book also published by Stackpole Books in 2006, is an in-depth look at the materials used to tie the classics and includes not just material descriptions and origins but also valuable techniques on making them work for you on your flies. The book features a Gallery section of photographs of the most used materials plus a special section featuring reproductions of hand-colored engravings from selected early 19th century books on salmon flies. For more information about the book, Click Here.

Twenty Salmon Flies, published by Stackpole Books in 2010, is a complete guide on tying the classics aimed at the fly tier just beginning his or her journey into the world of Classic Salmon Flies. The book includes 10 chapters each featuring two selected flies. Also included with the book is a video DVD with 18 video clips depicting various techniques described in the book itself. The chapters present in-depth techniques for tying a total of 20 flies starting with the very simplest in chapter 1 and ending with the most complex in chapter 10. The chapters, all told, provide a step-by-step way to master tying any classic salmon fly the reader might encounter. At the end of the book is an Appendix listing patterns for an additional 100 flies which will help the reader continue his or her exploration of this fascinating art form. For more information about the book, Click Here.

Classic Salmon Fly Patterns, my newest book also published by Stackpole Books (2012) is a salmon fly pattern "dictionary" containing over 1700 classic salmon fly patterns taken from over 30 classic books spanning a period from 1800 through 1941. It also includes a chapter of modern salmon fly patterns originated by some of the finest creative salmon fly tiers in the world. The book contains over 1,000 photographs of flies tied by 86 salmon fly tiers from 17 countries around the world. The book also contains a DVD video of myself tying, from start to finish, a Durham Ranger - a typical full-feather wing pattern. The book is fully cross-referenced by classic book and the fly tiers who rendered the photographed flies. This book contains the most classic (and modern) salmon fly patterns ever published at its printing. For more information about the book, Click Here.

Note: I order books directly from the publisher when I receive orders from this site so it may take as long as two weeks from the time you place your order to when you receive your book. I apologize for this delay. And please note the name I should use when I inscribe each book for you - you can do this in the "Instruction from Buyer" box in Paypal.

Please Note: Amazon lists Twenty Salmon Flies as paperback - THIS IS INCORRECT! The book is HARDBOUND and is the same size dimensionally as my other books making for a complete series of four books.

Tying the Classic Salmon Fly Two DVD Set contains detailed video showing how I tie a Jock Scott - arguably the most famous Classic Salmon Fly - from start to finish. It will show you how I go about working with materials and is meant for the beginning and experienced fly tier alike. A newer version in High Definition and updated with newer techniques should be available by mid-year 2015.

The "Body Divider" is featured in the DVD set described above and is a great aid in producing constistent body divisions for all your multi-section flies from 2 divisions up to 5. Great for tying those Traherne series flies!

Note: All books purchased from this site will be inscribed by me with a personal message to the buyer along with my signature.

Shipping: shipping is included in the price of the item except for international buyers (see below). For international buyers of just the Body Divider alone, shipping is included in its price.



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Tying the Classic Salmon Fly
Tying the Classic Salmon Fly
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$63.00

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Please note that this book is now officially out of print but I do have 45 copies available for sale.

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Tying the Classic Salmon Fly
Classic Salmon Fly Materials
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$73.00

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Tying the Classic Salmon Fly
Twenty Salmon Flies
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$83.00

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Tying the Classic Salmon Fly
Classic Salmon Fly Patterns
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$90.00

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Tying the Classic Salmon Fly
NEW! Four-Volume DVD Set in High-Definition
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It's back! Only now it is greatly enhanced and expanded to four volumes. This new version of Tying the Classic Salmon Fly now shows how to tie a fully dressed, married wing fly - the Jock Scott - from start to finish and also a full-feather wing fly - the Stevenson - also from start to finish. The Jock Scott fly takes up two volumes as before and the Stevenson takes up one volume. The fourth volume is a compilation of 14 important tying techniques for all salmon fly tyers. Most importantly, this new four-volume set is now in High-Definition!

Price: $79.95

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Tying the Classic Salmon Fly
Mike's Body Divider for Right-Handed Tyers
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$20.00 (includes shipping)

 

Tying the Classic Salmon Fly
NEW! Mike's Body Divider for Left-Handed Tyers
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$20.00 (includes shipping)

 

Tying the Classic Salmon Fly

4-volume DVD set in High-Definition and Body Divider Combo. Save $10.00 overall!
Divder for right-handed tyers.
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Price: $89.95

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Tying the Classic Salmon Fly

4-volume DVD set in High-Definition and Body Divider Combo. Save $10.00 overall!
Divder for left-handed tyers.
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Price: $89.95

(includes shipping for USA buyers only Canadian buyers and overseas buyers please check the postage rate under International Shipping above. I cannot ship without international postage.)