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George Kelson's The Salmon Fly Plate 3 or Plate 5 or Plate 6

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PLATES 1, 2, & 4 were SOLD!!

To me, Plate 3 is truly a mixed bag of everything. The right side; Benchill, Taite's Fancy, and Wilson are listed with relatively less number of materials = kind of minimalist, so to speak, compared to others also from "Colorful Era" = however each has it's quark. Especially The Wilson required lots of thoughts and interpretations. The Dawson would be the only one that is "ordinarily" busy. Dirty Orange is also busy, perhaps the busiest among patterns finished without topping. Then the last but not the least Durham Ranger is all time favorite for everyone. GMK version is slightly different from TEPT one. Frame size 19" tall x 15" wide

PLATE 5 - I started with a Rocke's Fancy, which is a really unique pattern. Stevenson is a typical of whole-feather pattern. Then I started dressing married wing patterns. John Cambell was dressed for the first time. Rest of three, I have dressed other author's variations but Kelson recipes are somewhat different. Butcher and Silver Grey were finished well. Then Popham is always challenging but done right it always comes out beautiful and I feel rewarded for my effort and concentration. Frame size 19"tall x 15"wide

PLATE 6 - The 6th and the last of 6-fly frame is satisfyingly completed!! Gordon and Childers are well-known classics. Then things get interesting. Traherne's Wonder is one of a few married-wing patterns of Major Traherne. Cockatoo, Silver Ardea, and Nankeen are very unique and challenging as there are not many reference ties. Cockatoo and Nankeen required some researches for recipes. Thanks to some reliable sources, I was successfully able to dress them all!! Frame size 19"tall x 15"wide

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Self-Publication #2

Here it is - Spring 2021!!

My 2nd self-publication is about Atlantic Salmon Flies, more specifically all & only about fly patterns of Major John Popkin Traherne. Traherne patterns are regarded as a series of most complicated and beautiful flies among all the classic patterns. However, it is not quite clear how many patterns he designed. The curiosity and browsing books & online lead me to conduct serious research. 

The next and the most challenging task was to dress them all. I obtained and used fair amount of authentic feathers. Intense photo sessions followed next. And the final task was to compile all the contents into a photo book. 

I'd like to call this book as my Master's Thesis for my Atlantic salmon fly career. This is NOT just a photo book of pretty flies, rather a reference which contains all the dressing recipes and bibliography that will be useful for enthusiastic fly tyers. 

Very limited amount is at my hand (check above) which will be signed and offered with a discounted price. 

Physical book can be purchased from Blurb, the self-publishing website, linked below.  Book is printed as ordered and shipping may be charged. Also, PDF book - I didn't make an e-book which required me to lower the size/quality of photos - is also available. PDF version is very reasonable and can be viewed  with most of devices. 

I will announce when DELUXE Fly Mounted Editions are available - currently going on. 

As always, please let me know any questions, sample photos inquiries, and so on.