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Barry Thornton

Barry M. Thornton

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Barry M. Thornton is a monthly contributor to the BC Adventure Network. He is the author of five B.C. fishing books; "Steelhead, The Supreme Trophy Trout", "Steelhead", "Saltwater Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon", "Fly Fishing, the Thornton Anthology", and a fact/fiction book, "Salgair, A Steelhead Odyssey". He is also a co-author of "The Gilly", "West Coast Fly Fisher", and, the B.C. Adventure Network's, "Masters Series Book 1, Fly Fishing British Columbia".

Over the years he has traveled, fished, hunted, photographed and written about all regions of British Columbia. As a world traveler he has written of his fishing and hunting experiences in Japan, France, New Zealand, and many locations in the United States. To date he has published over 1000 outdoor columns and magazine articles and, over 1000 photographs. He is a popular speaker who has presented many seminars and talks wherever he has traveled.

Check out Barry's Books to learn more about each title or to acquire an autographed copy.


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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

"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.


"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

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Black Bomber
Hakai Thorn Coho Fly
Salmon Dry Flies
Silver Thorn Chinook
Tonquin Thorn
Beach Fishing Pinks
Equipment Tips
Fly Fishing Tofino
Reading Land & Water
Saltwater Fly Fishing for Pacific Salmon
Structure for Salmon Fly Fishing
Tides for Salmon Fly Fishing
April Rivers
Campbell River Steelhead
Fly Fishing Steelhead
Gold River Steelhead
History of Steelheading
New Rivers Part 1
New Rivers Part 2
Playing a Trophy Fish
Steelhead Survival
Steelhead Trout
Steelheading Truisms
Tips for Steelheaders
Vancr Isle Steelhead
Wading the River
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Follow the Birds
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Releasing Large Fish
Releasing Scorpion Fish

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