Fly Tying

(A writing to Dewey Gillespie from a very respected friend AJH)

Black & Teal

           Tying Atlantic 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.