To many anglers--especially fly-fishers--the Atlantic salmon is the pinnacle of all game fish. They leap, they run--heck, most of the time they ignore you and your fly completely, making for an especially challenging quarry. But when you hook into one, it's not an experience you'll soon forget. The Master's Guide is an attractive, info-packed tour through the storied world of Atlantic salmon fishing. Starting with the fish's life history and moving through chapters on equipment, reading water, choosing flies, and landing fish, the Guide covers all the basics and then some. The author, Bill Cummings, was a scientist before devoting his life to angling, and his prior avocation shines through in the text, which is concise, well organized, and accompanied by drawings and diagrams. A foreword by noted fly-fishing technician Lefty Kreh and color plates of popular salmon flies round out the package.