Barry M. Thornton

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"Saltwater Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon" 1995
ISBN 0-88839-319-9; Hancock House Publishers
Softcover,176 pp,16 color pp,size 8 1/2 X 5 1/2

***1996 EXCELLENCE IN CRAFT AWARD, Northwest Outdoor Writer's Association***

"Barry Thornton is a world expert on fly fishing steelhead and taking salmon on the fly in saltwater."
- Paul Quinnett, Sporting Classics Magazine.

"I fished salmon in California tidewaters for over 40 yrs. and learned a number of valuable points from this book. The key on page 25 to what to do where, is worth the book's price alone."
- Lou Bignami, Lou Bignami's Internet Fine Fishing magazine.

"The sheer exuberance Thornton feels while fishing is always evident, whether hunting the ocean for signs of sea birds, bait or salmon; stalking and casting to coho, chinook and pink salmon (all of which react differently to various conditions ); or fighting his super-charged quarry on light tackle."
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Bob Jones, Fishing Editor, B.C. Outdoors

Autographed copies are available from the author by cheque only at $22.95 plus $5.05 shipping & handling for total of $28.00 (Canadian orders add $1.60 GST).

Postal mail at 1841 Robb Ave., Comox, B.C., Canada V9M 2C9
Telephone the author at (250) 339-1001 or,
E-mail b.f.thornton@shaw.ca for further information.


 

"Steelhead" 1995,
ISBN 0-88839-370-9; Hancock House Publishers
Softcover,189 pp,16 color pp,size 8 1/2 X 5 1/2

"Steelhead is written with the thoroughness Thornton has become known for in his magazine articles ... Barry knows steelheading. Thornton continues the role he's had to so many people, teaching readers the finer points of fishing for a highly fickle species, while tying it in with conservation and proper stream management. Thornton covers it all and covers it well."
- Dave Wiwchar, Island Angler.

"Mentor is not a characteristic that one assumes through self promotion but acquires through behaviour and reputation. I seriously suggest that it fits this man not the least reason being for the books he writes. If you are planning to chase steelhead you want this."
Dave Lock, Fly Lines, British Columbia Federation of Fly Fishers.

"Congratulations are due to Barry Thornton on the recent release of his book "Steelhead"... The new softcover edition is fully updated, and offers several pages of excellent color photographs that capture the fun and excitement of steelhead fishing."
- Bob Jones, Inside Outdoors, Outdoor Writers of Canada.

Autographed copies are available from the author by cheque only at $17.95 U.S. or $24.95 Canadian, plus $5.05 shipping & handling (Canadian orders also add $1.75 GST).

Postal mail at 1841 Robb Ave., Comox, B.C. V9M 2C9

Telephone the author at (250) 339-1001 or,
E-mail b.f.thornton@shaw.ca for further information

 


 

Salgair"Salgair; A Steelhead Odyssey" 1997
ISBN 0-88839-412-8, ISBN 0-88839-420-9 Hancock House Publishers
92pp.; sketches; paperback, and, Numbered Limited Edition signed hardcover.

 "Salgair - A Steelhead Odyssey, is the story of a steelhead through its complete life cycle. Barry has successfully captured a unique and informative approach to informing the reader about the steelhead's life history."
- Ken J. Bailey, President, Outdoor Writers of Canada

"Salgair is an absorbing tale of one of the great fishes of western North America. Barry has entered the heart and soul of these magnificent fish in their struggle from birth to death and life renewed. Truth is stranger than fiction and this book is much about truth. I enjoyed the book very much and recommend it as a special gift for the steelheader or conversationalist on your gift list."
- Ralph Shaw: Outdoors Columnist

"Award-winning outdoor writer, Barry Thornton, has used Salgair, a steelhead trout, to tell the life cycle of this species of Pacific Coast salmon. Thornton, a retired school principal, makes science an easy pill to swallow. History and nature are interwoven with this easy-to-follow, well-written story."
- Judy Hagen, columnist

Autographed copies are available from the author by cheque only at $9.95 U.S. or $12.95 Canadian, plus $5.05 shipping & handling (Canadian orders also add $.90 GST). Numbered Limited edition at $22.95 U.S. or $29.95 Canadian, plus $5.05 shipping & handling (Canadian orders also add $2.10 GST).

Postal mail at 1841 Robb Ave., Comox, B.C. V9M 2C9

Telephone the author at (250) 339-1001 or,
E-mail b.f.thornton@shaw.ca for further information.


 

Salgair"Fly Fishing - The Thornton Anthology" 2000
ISBN 0-88839-426-8 Hancock House Publishers
191pp.; sketches, 16 color pages; paperback. and, Numbered Limited Edition signed hardcover.

 Fly Fishing is a compendium of forty-five of Barry Thornton's best articles and columns on fishing with flies in the Northwest. Barry focuses on three main angling opportunities - saltwater fly fishing for Pacific salmon, fly fishing for rainbow trout. These are the primary fishing sports in the region and provide a worthy challenge for those anglers who have been drawn to fly fishing.

The anthology's lively and easy-to-read style is complemented by a vivid thirty-two-page color picture section. Full of valuable information, tips on tackle, amusing anecdotes and useful reminders. Fly Fishing will reel-in readers in pursuit of trophy fish.

Autographed copies are available from the author by cheque only at $16.95 U.S. or $19.95 Canadian, plus $5.05 shipping & handling (Canadian orders also add $1.40 GST).

Postal mail at 1841 Robb Ave., Comox, B.C. V9M 2C9

Telephone the author at (250) 339-1001 or,
E-mail b.f.thornton@shaw.ca for further information.


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