Reviewed in Flyfishing & Flytying Magazine in December 2008
'The sheer scope and ambition of the Directory is enormous and it works brilliantly. Honest, well-ordered information…. If you like salmon flies, if you fish for salmon and are seeking inspiration – treat yourself!'
Reviewed in Trout and Salmon in December 2008
'This is by far the most comprehensive directory of salmon flies ever published, with more than 1,800 patterns featured in its 468 pages. This is a first-class book for fishers and tyers and Chris Mann should be applauded for completing such a mammoth task for our delectation.'
Reviewed in Fieldsports Magazine in December 2008
'The ultimate collection. The body of work shown in this book is breathtaking in its breadth and imagination and beauty.'
Reviewed by Dan Kinney of The Belfast Newsletter in October 2008
'Once in a while along comes a book which merits all the superlatives one can think of. Such a book is The Complete Illustrated Directory of Salmon Flies: it is simply a unique and beautiful work of art.'
Reviewed in Waterlog Online in October 2008
'I can't think of many other books that illustrate 1800 patterns.'