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The Essential Kelson. De Luxe Edition

Book Title : The Essential Kelson. De Luxe Edition
Author : G. M. Kelson & Terry Griffiths
Type :De luxe limited edition
Price: 575.00

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The Essential Kelson
A fly-tyer's compendium

Compiled by Terry Griffiths

If there is one milestone in the whole of salmon fishing literature which no fisherman should be without, it is George Mortimer Kelson's The Salmon Fly: how to dress it and how to use it, first published in 1895.

Terry Griffiths, in his brilliant new book, The Essential Kelson has made a meticulous study of the complete writings of Kelson, showing how far ahead of his time he really was. Terry has invited some of the world's foremost classic salmon fly-tyers to re-interpret and tie many of Kelson's extremely complex patterns, giving us a new understanding of his unique take on the classic salmon fly. These have been beautifully photographed and lavishly reproduced on high quality paper.

This definitive new interpretation of Kelson, his philosophy and work, will doubtless enhance his deserved reputation as the classic salmon fly-tyer by which so many modern tyers set their sights.

"...a case study of elegance, style and discretion...The illustrations alone make this book an absolute gem... [but] the text is at least as valuable as the pictures." (Martin Joergensen -

The FFCL de luxe edition of The Essential Kelson has been fully bound in the finest Nigerian goatskin and includes beautiful colour plates of Kelson's original classic salmon flies from The Salmon Fly, and his Land & Water Flies. Each copy contains an actual fully-dressed classic Kelson salmon fly tied by internationally renowned fly-tyer, Marvin Nolte. Marvin's salmon flies are among the most beautiful and collectable in the world. Since each fly is different, each volume of this de luxe edition is a unique masterpiece. The seventy-five different salmon flies are available on a first-come-first-served basis. It may be possible for you to select your favourite Kelson pattern for inclusion in your copy of the de luxe edition.*

* If you have a preference for a particular pattern of Kelson salmon fly for your individual copy, please contact us as soon as possible.

  • 313 pages
  • Magnificent colour plates
  • Fully bound in Nigerian goatskin
  • Gilt edges
  • Raised bands
  • Gold tooling
  • Unique fully dressed salmon fly tied by Marvin Nolte mounted inside the front board - each copy carries a different fly
  • Velvet-lined buckram slipcase
  • De luxe edition limited to 75 individually copies only
  • Signed by both Terry Griffiths and Marvin Nolte
  • Each copy comes with a free booklet "George Mortimer Kelson: A biographical note" produced to coincide with the pulication of The Essential Kelson

As well as this superb de luxe edition is also:

A standard leather-bound FFCL edition uniform with other Flyfisher's Classic Library books. Limited to 100 signed and numbered copies only. Price 125.00

A very handsome cloth-bound hardback trade edition in an attractive dust-wrapper. Price 35.00

The Essential Kelson. De Luxe Edition
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