(A writing to Dewey Gillespie from a very respected friend
salmon flies is perceived as being very difficult. It is really an
application of the same basic skills used to make trout flies. Since you are
tying more materials on the hook, you have to think about each step before you
do it. Despite the assertions of many fly tiers and authors, the composition
of the Atlantic salmon fly is not defined by absolutes. There is no correct
or incorrect method, no right or wrong material, for tying a fly.