Pacific Salmon Flies: New Ties & Old Standbys
Pudge's new book, Pacific Salmon Flies: New Ties & Old Standbys, 2012 Frank Amato Publications, reveals flies of her own design, as well as some salmon fishing classics. The book includes both fly tying and fly fishing techniques for each of the flies, and a chart matching the patterns with each of the five species of Pacific Salmon.
"Pudge's fourth book title, "Pacific Salmon Flies: New Ties & Old Standbys", gets right to the heart of Alaska angler's needs. The book begins with some outstanding information on the biology and behavioral patterns of our game fish, information gleaned from both research and decades of observation in the field. Then we get to the patterns themselves, organized neatly by salmon species so tiers can build their boxes to suit. …it's another success from Kleinkauf, bound together by the exquisite photography of Michael DeYoung and tailored particularly to the needs of both beginning and experienced Alaska anglers and tiers" - Trout Letherman, Editor, Fish Alaska Magazine, April, 2014
"We love Pudge and give her 5 stars! She's also included some of her "Secret" flies in this book. LOVE IT!!!" ~ salmon slayer
"Pudge Kleinkauf has done it again. She has produced another fabulous book about flyfishing. I love this book for so many reasons. First of all it has the most beautiful photos. Mike DeYoung's superb photography skills do wonders for the incredible vistas, the gorgeous fish, and the beautiful flies. Secondly, Pudge Kleinkauf has such a wonderful talent for clarity. The text is easy to follow, the instructions are clear, and the reasons behind the methods are explained.
I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning how to tie flies and hook Pacific Salmon." ~ JenBow
"I couldn't believe my luck seeing a new book out from this author during Christmas, and especially since I needed something else under the tree. Plus the other ones I bought were so well received.
I was a little skeptical thinking this latest book could just be a rehash of past books but I was pleasantly surprised that was not the case. This book is unique in every way from anything the author has done in previous books. The photos alone are worth the $20 cover price. Also lots of photos of flies and a chart at the end letting you know what flies catch which types of salmon.
I was impressed with the quality of paper used. No cutting corners there.
Very happy with this purchase and another outstanding outing from this author." ~ Michael Roberts
"I just received this book as a gift. It 's comprehensive and informative. I plan to take it with me every time I go salmon fishing. The photographs are so beautiful - now I want to learn to tie flies. This is a perfect book for anyone who has ever cast a line into the water after those elusive and magnificent salmon. I fish up and down the Pacific coast so I really like the recommendations for the different species and the instructions are wonderful. All in all, a great book to receive....and maybe even better, to gift! Kleinkauf has done it again." ~ Larry