First ever photographic and illustrated guide to the unusual and beautiful feathers used in salmon fly patterns, some common, others rare. In addition to macro photos of individual feathers and striking portraits of complete capes, Allison McClay's classic portraits of birds in the field bring life to the text. Through 16 classic and current flies, shown with complete step by step photos, the author teaches techniques for working with the feathers and also shares modern substitutes to more obscure feathers used in traditional salmon fly tying.
Kevin Erickson has published many articles in Fly Fishing and Tying Journal and has been a featured tier at sportsmen's shows including Ed Rice's International Sportsman's Expositions, the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show, and the Albany Oregon Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo. He lives in Beaverton, Oregon. Allison McClay is a freelance illustrator and muralist who lives and works in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.