The Atlantic salmon is the pinnacle, the ultimate gamefish for freshwater anglers. Its allure comes in part from the challenge of coaxing a nonfeeding fish to take a fly--and the skill it takes to play a fish that can weigh anywhere from 3 to 35 pounds.Angling success depends critically on fly selectiong and method of presentation, and evaluation of the river and the weather. Bill Cummings was trained as a scientist and has been salmon fishing since the 1950s. He has organized his observations and experiments, and those of others, into this comprehensive introduction to the sport, including insights into the skill and judgment needed to play your fish, and advice on releasing your catch unharmed. In addition, he provides detailed where-to advice from resident experts who have spent years on such rivers as the Miramichi, Matane, and Margaree.A Master's Guide to Atlantic Salmon Fishing breaks new ground on theories of light and attraction, selecting flies and casting techniques, and reading the water and ambient light and weather. A detailed discussion of fly selection is accompanied by color photographs and tying instructions for 24 highly successful flies."Bill is quiet but observant. His book represents a lifetime of fishing for the Atlantic salmon by someone who obviously loves the sport. Anyone who shares this love will enjoy this book."--from the Foreword by Lefty KrehCummings, Bill is the author of 'Master's Guide to Atlantic Salmon Fishing' with ISBN 9780070150591 and ISBN 0070150591.