Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Mystique of Atlantic Salmon Flies

Classic Salmon Flies

What is it about Atlantic Salmon flies that draw us in? Is it the history or the brilliance of the artwork? Having tied, fished and caught a handful of steelhead and salmon in the Pacific Northwest on a few of the classics, the attraction is palpable. Walk in a fly tying expo and its nearly impossible to not stop when passing a finely tied Atlantic Salmon fly. 

I was gifted these stamps 19 years ago after SwapMastering a Salmon benefit swap. It has remained one of my cherished possessions ever since. 

I keep telling myself that one day I will tie a matching fly for each and frame them. But I fear I could never do them justice. It is an art that I am envious of. 

Yet each time I pull them out, to admire them,  I can sit back and feel the current against my line as it swings. 

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