Richard,first of all: "best step of all to start salmon fishing" - you'll soon be hooked yourself! I agree with Jim, Alexander Baird Keachie is a good read to start with. Title: "Progressive Flyfishing for Salmon". Very informative and well written. As Jim said this subject is a minefiled really and there are so many books on the market, one really has to choose and therefore advice by others is very valuable. There are several DVDs on the market and again choosing one of the nice ones isn't that easy. Well, there is a nice Scottish production called: "Atlantic Salmon, a life on the edge" which is a vg film and if you want to have a bit of entertainment and motivation then go for one of the four Henrik Mortensen films (Perfect Cast, Distance & Delicacy, Cracking the Code, The Scandinavian Spey Cast). Hope these lines are any good...Tight Lines!Owen

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