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.