Books for Flyfishers


Who We Are

image of paul c marriner fly fishing in the Margaree River, Nova Scotia.

Paul Marriner, the owner of Gale's End Press, lives in Mader's Cove on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. A fly fisher for more than fifty years, he has angled for numerous fresh and salt water species in a dozen countries around the world.


Paul is the Canadian Field Editor for Eastern Fly Fishing, worldwide Atlantic salmon correspondent for The Angling Report, feature writer for Outdoor Canada, and has had hundreds of articles published in North America and abroad. In 1991 he won the Gregory Clark Award for outstanding contributions to the arts of fly fishing and in 2008 the Jean-Guy Côté Award for continuous contributions to the arts of fly tying. In 2008 he was also a member of the Outdoor Canada team of writers who won a gold medal at the National Magazine Awards.


His digital books include: Fly Patterns of Canada), How to Choose & Use Fly-tying Thread, Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies, Atlantic Salmon: A Fly Fishing Reference, and Fly Fishing in Lakes and Ponds. Print titles Stillwater Fly Fishing: Tools & Tactics and How to Choose & Use Fly-tying Thread are still available. The following are out of print: Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies (2nd Edition), Atlantic Salmon: A Fly Fishing Reference, A Compendium of Canadian Fly Patterns (co-author), Atlantic Salmon - A Fly Fishing Primer, The Ausable River Journal, The Miramichi River Journal, and Modern Atlantic Salmon Flies (1st Edition).


Paul is also a seventeen-time member of the Canadian team participating in the World and Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships and was the Captain of the Canadian team from 1994 to 1996 and again in 2000.




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