Just a quick shout to let everyone know about Damian Lee Welsh’s new book. There is an excellent preview available, and it also includes a great looking reference section of Atlantic Salmon flies.
Atlantic Salmon Flies of Nova Scotia is a book inspired by a poster of 30 Atlantic Salmon flies that were created in or have significance to the province. The book also features the stories of the tyers who tied them and a back section displays over 35 of their favorite or original patterns. With over 200 full color photographs, and several full page photo spreads, it’s a sight to behold and deserves a special spot on your bookshelf.
Just finished browsing through the latest issue of Catch, drooling over the wicked flies and photography. Be sure to take a read through the article which gives a bit of explanation to the technique of free fiber wings. Check it out.
I just spotted this little gem of an auction currently at 8.99. This is for 6 of Damian Lee Welsh’s flies. Damian is know for his Atlantic salmon ties and these are a steal at the moment. You can check out the auction here (Damian Lee Welsh Flies). In my collection, I have a few of his flies as well as 3 of Sarah Briston’s artworks featuring Damian’s flies. This auction appears to include 2 of the Nova Scotia flies designed by Bill Carpan, a Rusty Rat, A couple Ackroyd variations and an Orange Parson. You are looking at probably close to $400.00 of flies. Wow, happy bidding.