2011 1st edition. De luxe issue. 4to. Pp313. Superb colour plates throughout. Full Nigerian goatskin, contrasting cloth-bound slipcase. Each copy carries a fully dressed Kelson salmon fly, tied by Marvin Nolte, and mounted within a bespoke recess inside the front board.
If there is one milestone in the whole of salmon fishing literature which no fisherman should be without, it is George Mortimer Kelson's The Salmon Fly: how to dress it and how to use it, first published in 1895. Terry Griffiths, in his brilliant new book, The Essential Kelson has made a meticulous study of the complete writings of Kelson, showing how far ahead of his time he really was. Terry has invited some of the world's foremost classic salmon fly-tyers to interpret and tie many of Kelson's extremely complex patterns, giving us a new understanding of his unique take on the classic salmon fly. These have been beautifully photographed and lavishly reproduced on high quality paper. This definitive new interpretation of Kelson, his philosophy and work, will doubtless enhance his deserved reputation as the classic salmon fly-tyer by which so many modern tyers set their sights. The FFCL de luxe edition of The Fly-Tyer's Kelson is fully bound in the finest Nigerian goatskin and includes beautiful colour plates of Kelson's original classic salmon flies from The Salmon Fly, and his Land & Water Flies. Each copy contains an actual fully-dressed classic Kelson salmon fly tied by internationally renowned fly-tyer, Marvin Nolte. Marvin's salmon flies are among the most beautiful and collectable in the world. Since each fly is different, each volume of this de luxe edition is unique.The seventy-five different salmon flies are available on a first-come-first-served basis.