Welcome to Steve Burke's Salmon and Steelhead Fly Tying Guide

Salmonfly.Net
Featured Books

Amazon.com is pleased to have Salmonfly.Net Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide in the family of Amazon.com associates. We've agreed to ship books and provide customer service for orders we receive through special links on The Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide. Amazon.com associates list selected books in an editorial context that helps you choose the right books. We encourage you to visit The Salmonfly.Net Salmon and Steelhead Fly-Tying Guide often to see what new books they've selected for you.


Flies for Steelhead (Fishing Flies of North America)
Flies for Steelhead (Fishing Flies of North America)

By Dick Stewart and Farrow Allen. A comprehensive guide to the steelhead flies currently being used on North American Waters. Lists fly in alphabetical order by category, with beautiful color plates. Gives a short history of the flies origin and the the pattern. Amazon.com Reviewer, Curt from Portland, Oregon says, "This book is the perfect book for steelhead flys. It tells you how the flys come to be, and how to make them. I do a lot of travling to fish for steelhead and it has everything needed to keep me with the best flys for the waters I am fishing. If you are new to the sport or a long time fisherman you will find this book more than helpful."


Northwest Fly Fishing: Trout and Beyond
Northwest Fly Fishing Trout and Beyond

By John Shewey. This is not the average fly tying book. If you like fly fishing and you live in the northwest, this is a must read. John Shewey provides solid information on fly fishing for Winter and Summer Steelhead, Chum Salmon, Sea-Run Cutthroat, Desert Lake Trout, Ocean Perch, etc., and shows why he has become one of the most experienced and knowledgeable fly fishing and tying guru for the Northwest Species. The color plates of his exquisitely tied flies alone are worth their weight in gold.


Northwest Fly Fishing: Trout and Beyond II
Fly Fishing Pacific Northwest Waters :Trout and Beyond II

By John Shewey. If there were ever a fly fisherman's heaven, it would be the Pacific Northwest with its gorgeous natural surroundings, plentiful fish, and abundant hatches. Fly Fishing Pacific Northwest Waters: Trout & Beyond II is the sequel to John Shewey's deservedly popular Fly Fishing Pacific Northwest Waters: Trout & Beyond with more of the best hatches, nymphing techniques, spring creeks, beaver pond fishing, and fish from steelhead to sunfish and golden trout to crappie. Fly Fishing Pacific Northwest Waters: Trout & Beyond II is for the everyone, from the novice beginner to the experienced fisherman.


Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon
Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon

By Bruce Ferguson, Les Johnson, Pat Trotter. The authors have written a much needed book describing the techniques and tackle for fly fishing Pacific Salmon. Detailed information, colored plates, and patterns for Saltwater, Estuary, and Fresh Water. If you want to Fly Fish for Pacific Salmon, this book is an indespensable resource.


Trout and Salmon Flies of Ireland by Peter O'Reilly
Trout & Salmon Flies of Ireland

By Peter O'Reilly. Irish Trout and Atlantic Salmon flies beautifully tied , often by the originator and excellently photographed. In the trout and salmon sections Peter O'Reilly mixes the traditional with the thoroughly modern in terms of materials used and variations on traditional patterns.


Fly Fishing for Salmon and Steelhead of the Great Lakes
Fly Fishing for Salmon and Steelhead of the Great Lakes

By Kenn Filkins. Filkins literally wrote the book about this kind of fishing, a big paperback called "Fly FIshing for Salmon and Steelhead of the Great Lakes." It covers everything from tackle to flies, from which rivers to fish to how and when to fish them. The book is especially relevant now as Michigan's stream salmon fishing swings into high gear from the Indian summer streams along the Indiana border to the icy waters of Lake Superior.


Steelhead : Fly Fishing
Steelhead : Fly Fishing

By Trey Combs. This full and brilliant book is the classic on fly fishing for steelhead trout. It is the culmination of a lifetime of study by the world's finest writer on the species, and offers practical advice on all aspects of the sport. There are exceptional chapters on the fish itself, the tackle and techniques used to pursue it under diverse circumstances, and such great steelhead rivers as the Deschutes, the Dean, the North Umpqua, the Bulkley, the Rogue, and the Babine. Memorable profiles detail the modern masters and the fly patterns they developed, with a color insert and black-and-white photographs throughout.


Tying the Classic Salmon Fly : A Modern Approach
Tying the Classic Salmon Fly : A Modern Approach

By Michael Radencich. Salmon flies, those colorful yet seemingly impossible creations of fur and feathers on a deadly hook, are within the reach of any fly-tier prepared to study the secrets of several generations of fly-tying pioneers. Editor Michael Radencich goes a long way to present the most up-to-date information on this hallowed art form in the big, beautiful Tying the Classic Salmon Fly: A Modern Approach to Traditional Techniques. With large, crisp color photographs and detailed step-by-step tying instructions, this is a comprehensive guide that instructs while dazzling the eye. You may even want two copies--one for the tying desk and one for the coffee table.


SALMON FLIES: Their Character, Style, and Dressing Second Edition
SALMON FLIES: Their Character, Style, and Dressing Second Edition

By Poul Jorgensen. More than 160 patterns, with step-by-step tying instructions. First published twenty years ago, Salmon Flies has become a standard reference for salmon fly tiers worldwide. The new edition has been completely redone -the black and white photos replaced by color, new patterns added, text updated to reflect changes in materials, tools, and techniques. Styles covered include the strip wing, fully dressed feather wing, low water, dry, prawn and grub, Waddington shank, Dee, Spey, and tube.


American Fly Tying Manual
American Fly Tying Manual

By Dave Hughes. Dave Hughes, well known angler and author of several fly- fishing books, presents the basics of tying artificial flies in this excellent, easy-to-understand introduction to a time-honored art form. Hughes covers the basics of equipment, materials, and tying techniques for dry flies, nymphs, and streamers, and includes color plates and "anatomy" for a variety of the most popular patterns. Clear illustrations and photos (83) show you how to tie all 290 patterns in the book which are shown in full color and large size with tying instructions adjacent to each. Best-producing North American flies, including most popular dry, nymph, wet, streamer and bucktail, steelhead, Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon, cutthroat, Alaskan, saltwater, bass, and panfish patterns. Color plates of tying materials, including fur, hackle, thread, etc.


Fly Fishing the Olympic Peninsula
Fly Fishing the Olympic Peninsula

By Doug Rose. Washington's Olympic Peninsula can amply reward the fly-fisher who doesn't mind putting a little effort into a day on the water. As the author says in his introduction, "if you can read water and don't mind walking you can connect with large, wild fish ... and if you seek solitude and wilderness when you fish, the beaches, rivers and lakes of Olympic National Park offer settings as remote and pristine as any place in the lower 48 states." What follows is a narrative journey around this spectacular landscape of jutting mountains, giant trees, and tumbling rivers. The author doesn't so much guide readers to the good holes and riffles as tantalize them with a seemingly endless array of angling possibilities. The rest is left to the fly-fisher with a sense of adventure.


Advanced Fly Fishing for Steelhead: Flies and Technique
Advanced Fly Fishing for Steelhead: Flies and Technique

By Deke Meyer. If that lunker on the cover isn't enough to get you out on the river, maybe the excellent instruction inside will provide the confidence you need to go after one of the world's most coveted fighting fish. Meyer covers the basics of tactics and technique as well as advanced aspects of the sport such as spey rods, dry flies, and even stalking small streams for big fish. Color action shots and plates add to the professional presentation of Meyer's material. This is a book all serious steelheaders can return to again and again for guidance.


Flyfisher's Guide to Washington
Flyfisher's Guide to Washington

By Greg Thomas. Whether it's spey casting for steelhead on the Skagit or delicately presenting a dry fly on Lake Lenice, the Flyfisher's Guide to Washington will hook you up with all the necessary details for your next fishing expedition. Essential maps marked with access points, campsites, trails, and boat ramps make this a handy tool and travel companion. Greg Thomas has done his homework and solicited the help of local experts to help dial you into the prime spots. There are tips on wading and reading water, and occasionally some sage commentary: "Winter Steelheading isn't a sissy sport. If you are not cut out for it...don't go through the motions and crowd the river." The hatch charts provide useful monthly insect activity for key lakes, rivers, and streams to help you match the hatch with suggested fly options. As Thomas says in his introduction, "If one angler decided to adequately sample all the good fly water in Washington during a lifetime, it would be impossible." Well, if you're up for it, this guide will help you try. --Todd Sloan


Oregon Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing Guide
Oregon Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing Guide

By John Shewey. Unlike many angling guidebooks, Amato guides come in a large, glossy format, with color photos to match the inspiring information about where and when to wet a line. The Oregon volume begins with a topographical map of the state, pinpointing areas of interest specifically suited to fly-fishers. Divided into regional zones for quick reference, all the major rivers in each zone are covered as well as smaller tributaries and lakes. Descriptive text focuses on available quarry, tactics, and tackle. Particularly helpful are the color plates of time-tested fly patterns. Along with an Oregon Atlas and Gazetteer, the Oregon Blue-Ribbon Fly Fishing Guide is a useful companion to take along on your next fishing trip in this big, fishy state.


Fly Patterns of Alaska
Fly Patterns of Alaska

By Alaska Flyfishers. This is a beautiful book from the experts on the favorite flies of Alaska. It is chock full of patterns for Alaska Trout, Steelhead, Dolly Varden and all species of Pacific Salmon with plenty of good advice on how to fish them. The Saltwater Fly section even has flies that work for halibut. If you really want some patterns that catch salmon and steelhead, get this book. Nothing complicated here, just loads of good patterns and good advice.


Keyword Book Search

Amazon.com logo enter keywords...

[Home Page][Fly Anatomy][Fly Patterns][Sources of Materials]