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The intimate, narrative portrait of a fishery conducted by one man hunting Chinook with a fly rod - revelation via essay, image, & art.
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    Support Salmon Journal Publication

    Show your support and say "Thank You" for the hundred plus videos Jay has produced and offered up for free while writing Salmon Fisher's Journal. Your modest contribution here will help meet our fundraising goal and will be recognized on a thank you post on the author's blog - Fishing with Jay.

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    6 Salmon/Steelhead Flies tied by Jay

    Show your support of the Journal and receive 6 modern tube flies tied by Jay Nicholas, representing a range of Jay's favorite color combinations and styes for salmon & steelhead. All are proven pleasers inspired by decades fishing the Oregon coast.
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    6 Salmon Clousers tied by Jay Nicholas

    Show your support of the Journal and receive 6 contemporary salmon Clousers tied by Jay Nicholas, representing a range of his favorite colors in sizes suitable for salmon (especially chinook) in Jay's home waters and around the world.
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    Original Ink Sketch by Jay Nicholas

    Show your support of the Journal and receive one original ink-pen sketch on heavy watercolor paper, signed by the artist. Suitable for matting and/or framing. Jay will select a sketch for you from his collection. These sketches are literally one-of-a-kind and vary in sizes from about 6x8 to 8x10.
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    One Set: Salmon Fisher's Journal

    You will receive one set (2 volumes) of "Salmon Fisher's Journal".
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    Two Sets: Salmon Fisher's Journal

    You will receive two sets (2 volumes) of Salmon Fisher's Journal.
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    One Deluxe Set - Salmon Fisher's Journal

    (1) One signed, numbered, personalized set, Salmon Fisher's Journal (Limited to Numbers 11 - 60).
    (2) One original Nicholas ink-pen sketch related to or included in the Journal.
    (3) One signed, felted card with two Chinook flies.
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    Shop / Club Special - 5 sets of SFJ

    You will receive five (2-volume) sets of Salmon Fisher's Journal at our lowest rate for your shop, tying club or angler's community.
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    Founder Credit

    (1) You will be recognized as a FOUNDER on the title page of Salmon Fisher's Journal.
    (2) One Deluxe Set of the Journal (#3 - #10)
    (3) One original Nicholas Ink-pen sketch of a Chinook salmon.
    (4) One set of circa 1990 flies tied by Jay. Each of these sets was placed in a 6.5" x 8.5" glass covered display box (Riker Specimen Mount), signed and dated. These fly sets are rare, are more than 25 years old, and each features patterns that were one of Jay's specialties.

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    Co-Producer Credit

    Each CO-PRODUCER will:
    (1) Be recognized as Journal "Co-Producer" on the title page.
    (2) Fly fish for Chinook with Jay from his Rocky Mountain Trout Boat in an Oregon estuary.
    (3) Receive a Deluxe Set of the Salmon Journal (#1 and #2 are reserved for Co-Producers) of the limited print run).
    (4) Receive one original Nicholas Ink-pen sketch plus a signed, felted card with 3 chinook flies tied by Jay.
    (5) Receive a signed copy of the original proof manuscript of the Salmon Journal.
    (6) Receive an invitation to overnight at Jay's family cabin before you fish.
    (7) Receive a rod that Jay has fished for chinook in the estuary, plus one of Jay's vintage Pflueger Medalist 1498 salmon fly reels. These personal mementos recognize your extraordinary role in supporting publication of the Salmon Journal.

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    "Early Bird Special" PRE-ORDER

    The first 50 PRE-ORDERS will receive one set (2 volumes) of "Salmon Fisher's Journal" at this special rate to reward participants for their early show of support.
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    2017 Estuary Fishing - Jay & Jack

    (1) Jay will host you with Jack Harrell for a day on the Nestucca estuary fly fishing for spring or fall Chinook. Jay and Jack will show you how it's done and provide coaching.
    (2) One standard set of Salmon Fisher's Journal.
    (3) You are welcome to overnight at Jay's family cabin. The trip will be scheduled with consideration of water conditions, fish runs, and mutual availability.

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    2017 Estuary Fishing - Jay & Rob Russell

    (1) Jay will host you with Rob Russell for a day on a north coast estuary fly fishing for spring or fall Chinook. Jay and Rob will show you how it's done and provide coaching.
    (2) One standard set of Salmon Fisher's Journal.
    (3) You are welcome to overnight at Jay's family cabin. The trip will be scheduled with consideration of water conditions, fish runs, and mutual availability.

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    2017 Dory Fishing with Jay

    (1) Jay will host you and another angler in a Pacific City Fly Fishing Dory with John Harrell. You'll target Pacific black rockfish, lingcod, and coho (depending on regulations) with fly rods. You'll round out the exciting adventure by pulling crab pots with the real prospect of filling your cooler.
    (2) One standard set of Salmon Fisher's Journal.
    (3) You are welcome to overnight at Jay's family cabin before you fish. Timing of this trip will depend on surf conditions and mutual availability.

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