Books for Flyfishers

Based on the sold-out print title, A Compendium of Canadian Fly Patterns by R.H. Jones & P.C. Marriner, Fly Patterns of Canada presents more than 1,600 fly patterns illustrated in full colour, patterns that are part of the Canadian mosaic. The recipes for several hundred more (typically variations) are found in an Appendix. Formatted as an interactive pdf, reflowable ePub, or mobi file they have a variety of interactive features. For tablet and larger screens I recommend the interactive pdf. For phones the mobi file and a Kindle app offer the best performance.


Some comments from well-known Canadian flyfishers, fly tiers and writers about the print title.


Fly tiers know that there are always things to be learned from other tiers. This book helps by providing photographs and recipes for more than 1,600 flies created specifically for Canadian waters. Long-serving standards like the Carey Special, more recent patterns like the Bow River Bugger, and ultra-snazzy flies like Phil Milburn’s Salmonfly Adult. This book shows what Canadian tiers have been up to for the last hundred years or so.---Jim McLennan


The editors did an incredible job of assembling over 1,600 fly patterns for almost every fish species sought in freshwater or saltwater from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts. Patterns are presented in full colour with accompanying recipes, and those using specialized techniques are covered in detail within a special appendix. The diversity of patterns will provide innovative tiers unlimited ideas for improving their own creations. This is a must-have book.---Brian Chan


Voici le premier répertoire de mouches créées uniquement par des monteurs canadiens. Ce recueil comporte des parures pour toutes les espèces de poissons d ordres sportifs présents dans les eaux canadiennes. Bravo pour Jones et Marriner. Leur travail est gigantesque. Ils ont reçus des milliers d artificielles de tous les coins du Canada. Toutes ces créations font maintenant partie du patrimoine canadien.---Claude Bernard


Looking through this book, I realized that here are patterns Canadians created to catch the sea trout of Waterford River, Newfoundland, the coho of Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, and everything in between. Featuring 1,600+ patterns from 300+ tiers, this national effort is unique in the literature of fly fishing and deserves a place in every fly fisher's home.---Jim Gourlay


Many patterns covered are unique and designed for Canadian waters, but tested and found effective throughout the world. These recipes should be part of the library of every fly tier no matter where they live.---Bob Sheedy






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