Edited by Bob Warren, forewords by Keith Fulsher and Bill Taylor, fly photography by Michael D. Radencich, paintings and pencil sketches by John Swan. Completed by his daughter after his death, this is Joe Bates' last book. It contains the history and tying instructions for over 500 salmon fly patterns - classic to contemporary - in many variations. A handsome book enhaced by Radencich's stunning photography and John Swan's evocative illustrations. Chapters include: The challenges of the rivers; The lives of the salmon; Notes on salmon tackle; From the old to the new in salmon flies; Theories for fly selection; Tips on locating salmon; Basics on fishing the sunk fly; Fishing the floating line and the patent; Salmon on the dry fly; Methods for hooking reluctant salmon; Fishing the British Isles; Continental Europe and Scandinavia, salmon fishing in France and Spain, catching the big ones of Scandinavia; Fishing Iceland's dream waters; Fishing North American waters, Canadian salmon flies and fishing, salmon flies and fishing in New England.