This is the most comprehensive directory of salmon flies ever published. Respected international fly-tying author Chris Mann has been studying salmon flies and thier inventors for 30 years. rresponded with countless expert tiers in the US, Canada, and the Nordic and Western European countries, seeking out all of their popular and enduring salmon flies. Over 1800 salmon and steelhead flies - each one illustreted in color and with its full dressing provided-make this the definitive reference, the all-in-one volumenf or salmon anglers and fly-tiers throughout the world. Chris Mann's vibrant illustrations of the flies show them with great clarity, accuracy, and consistency. The flies are order alphabetically, making it easy for the reader to find the exact fly and to check the precise dressing. Mann gives a brief intro to each fly, noting its originator when known, and the reputation it has achieved.