The Salmon Fly: How to Dress it and How to Use it - Geo. M. Kelson 1895 - Published by the Author, London - First Edition One of the finest books produced on the Salmon Fly, for the passionate fly fisherman, with eight beautiful full page colour plates of flies, and over 120 black and white wood engraved illustrations. In The Salmon Fly, George Kelson boldly and confidently distilled a lifetime of salmon fishing wisdom into this privately published work. In the publisher’s bright burgundy and gilt cloth, housed in a custom felt lined slipcase.

The first part of the book is devoted to the techniques of tying the salmon fly as well as patterns for individual flies. The second part is devoted to the practical aspects of fishing for salmon with the fly, locating fish, casting techniques, catching and landing fish and various accessories and equipment.
  References: Westwood & Satchell, Supplement to Bibliotheca Piscatoria 12. Hills, Fly Fishing For Trout, 91, 225. Heckscher 1105.

Quarto (26 x 20.3 cm) pp. [1] [1 (advertisement)] xiv, 510, xlv (advertisements) [1]. Publisher’s burgundy cloth decorated and lettered in gilt to spine and front panel, panels bordered in black and blind, bevelled edges, top edge gilt.
  Condition: Near fine, minor foxing to block edges and toning to endpapers, in very good plus cloth, light wear to corners slightly heavier to spine ends, spine slightly sunned, gilt strong and bright, in fine slipcase.   Ref: 108829   Price: HK$ 9,500