Today I would like to introduce everyone to a good friend and Idaho fishing partner Mike Avery and his Snake River Net Company. Snake River Net Company makes handmade wood nets. These nets are crafted from exotic hardwoods from around the world. These nets are not only beautiful but constructed with the finest quality to last a lifetime. Snake River Net Company started crafting nets in 2011 and has developed a design that is not only beautiful but functional. The handle has laminate wood that continues throughout the handle for added strength and beauty. The handle end widens so the fisherman does not lose the net by slipping out of his/her hands. A lanyard is attached to remind the fisherman to hang his net up so as not to get damaged for longer life of the net.

Snake River Net Company has 3 sizes of nets made for your style of fishing. The Silver Creek net is the traditional style net for wading and for the fisherman that walks into small rivers and streams. The Henry's Lake Net is designed for those who fish from pontoon or float tubes. The boat guide net is called the Snake River Net for those who fish from boats. You can pick one of the pre-made nets from our inventory. Snake River net will also custom make nets to your specifications. Just call for information and pricing at (208) 351-3403. There are 3 net bags to choose from and numerous woods.

Mike not only makes great crafted fishing nets but he has an outstanding selection of custom hardwood fly boxes. These fly boxes are all hand made and show some of the most famous fly rivers highlighted with inlayed turquoise. Please check out his web page by clicking on the banner below.

Snake River Net Company


Limited Addition Book, "The Chatterer" here on The Classic Salmon Fly.

Fabrizio Gajardoni is one of the premier Classic Fly Tiers in the world. He was born and lives in Rimini, on the east coast of Italy. He is both a gifted tier but also an accomplished fly fisherman. Some of his favorite rivers are in northern Italy, Austria and Slovenia. In the early years he only tied trout flies for the small rivers near Rimini. After a while he I began tying grayling flies for the bigger rivers in the north. In 1986 he started fishing and tying deer flies and streamers for black bass.


Fabrizio Gajardoni

Today we highlight the work of Fabrizio Gajardoni and the release of his new Limited Addition Book, "The Chatterer" here on The Classic Salmon Fly.

Fabrizio Gajardoni is one of the premier Classic Fly Tiers in the world. He was born and lives in Rimini, on the east coast of Italy. He is both a gifted tier but also an accomplished fly fisherman. Some of his favorite rivers are in northern Italy, Austria and Slovenia. In the early years he only tied trout flies for the small rivers near Rimini. After a while he I began tying grayling flies for the bigger rivers in the north. In 1986 he started fishing and tying deer flies and streamers for black bass.

His introduction to the Classic Salmon Fly was in 1995 and it turned his life as a fly tier upside down. "I've always been interested in tying unusual and difficult flies" Fabrizio says, "and when I saw the fully dressed salmon fly in Judith Dunham's book, The Atlantic Salmon Fly, I was fascinated with the complexity and the splendor of these real works of art". To gather information about the beginnings of these new and fantastic flies, Fabrizio bought some of the old classic writings of William Blacker, George M. Kelson, Francis Francis and John J. Hardy to learn all he could about the Classic Salmon Fly.

Fabrizio gives credits much of his success to his friend and mentor, Claudio D'Angelo who didn't hesitate to share his knowledge and expertise with him. According to Fabrizio, "I enjoy tying the classic flies of the Victorian Age respecting their original dressing exactly. Some of the past tiers I like include the creations of George M. Kelson, for their beauty and for the complexity of the wings". He also thinks John Traherne's flies are absolutely insuperable for their splendor and magnificence. Of today's tiers Fabrizio admires the fully dressed flies of Paul Schmookler, Michael D. Radencich, Charlie Chute and Bob Veverka.

We have added 4 New Flies tied by Fabrizio. To view them click on the picture of the recently tied Maj. John Traherne fly, The Chatterer or click HERE.

To view some pictures of and from his new book, "The Chatterer" Portfolio by Fabrizio Gajardoni", please click HERE.

To order a copy of Fabrizio's limited edition book that shows the step by step process of tying a Classic Salmon Fly please visit his web page at Collectable Flies or you can contact Fabrizio at gaja@gajaflies.it.


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If you tie and would like to be a part of The Classic Salmon Fly or if you know a Classic Salmon Fly tier please email me at salmonfly@bak.rr.com and I will give you the details of how easy it is for me to create a free Showcase Page just for you here on The Classic Salmon Fly and if you have your own site I will link directly to your site from your Showcase Page here on The Classic Salmon Fly.

Don't delay, become a part of the #1 Classic Salmon Fly page on the Internet.


Updated on January 31, 2011

The Jock Scott

The Jock Scott Tied by Wolfgang von Malottke
Tied by Wolfgang von Malottke
Classic Salmon Flies have been around since the mid 18th century but they have never been so popular as they are today. With the development of new, cheeper and easy to use materials anyone that can tie a descent dry fly can learn to tie a Classic Atlantic Salmon Fly in the tradition of the masters without spending a fortune on materials. From its beginning Classic Salmon Fly tiers have been first and foremost fishmen. The art of the Classic Salmon Fly began to take shape when tiers such as Edward Fitzgibbon, Francis Francis, George M. Kelson, Dr. T.E. Pryce-Tannatt and Major John Traherne wrote definitive books on the subject of Salmon Fly tying. From those begginings the art of tying salmon flies has developed into a major social art form. Tiers such as Ron Alcott, Mikael Frodin, Joe Gablick, Poul Jorgensen, Ronn Lucas, Sr., Michael Radencich, Kim Rasmussen, and Wolfgang von Malottke have carried on the craft with their books, videos, Seminars and web pages.

It is my desire to show on these web pages some of the flys of yesterday and compare them to the flys of today. I am not trying to make a judgement as to which flies are better I am only trying to show the infinite possibilities of tying the classics today. I hope this would be pleasing to both past and present Classic Salmon Fly tiers.

As I mentioned above, if you fly fish, tie flies, or are just thinking about taking up fly fishing, you need to join flyfishingthewest. We have a group of fly fishers from all over the world ranging from some of the best to those just getting started. JOIN UP! Put on your waders and jump in, I think you'll enjoy our company. We have almost 1000 members and we are the largest fly fishing, fly tying group on Yahoo. Come join in on the fun.

Oh Yes I wanted to mention that West is a relative term, no matter where you are you must be West of somewhere so don't let the West in the name bother you. Check it out at flyfishingthewest.


"I consider all people who love to tie the Classic Salmon Fly friends I just haven't had the chance to meet yet."
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