Plastic fantastic…

I got these from my friend Barry the other day. He told me they were great for sea trout. I have no doubt that they are,but it feels strange fishing something that synthetic. This is probably as far from fly tying you can get. On the other hand they are very easy to make and cheap as well. Any thoughts on the use of completly synthetic flies? I have not tested these yet,but coming from an angler like him I definately will.

Tying again…

I am starting to enjoy tying again. I am even tying some for sale this year. I have been tying for almost 34 years so it’s just natural to tire from it sometimes. I’m getting old and grumpy maybe, but I also dislike the “look I can glue a fly” thing, and all the synthetics/plastics that dominates many tiers nowadays. I even use these materials in my own tying, but as little as I can. I mean, there’s a lot of great, skilled and highly talented people out there. I also see a lot of people who should have attented good courses in the art of fly tying.

Well, time for The Undertaker…

Something for the sea…

Hello again! I’m still here despite the silence on the blog. Last summer I spent summer in my caravan by the sea.

I have not done much fishing except bait fishing with the kid. This spring I plan to hunt for sea trout wich are abundant in the area. Here I present a well known pattern in Scandinavia called Vaskebjørn. It is originally tied with a red point and  using spey hackle,but any other long fibered hackle will do.  

My camera and other stuff got lost during the summer. I will post more when it can be replaced.

SeraCaddis…

My first post on flies did not go exactly as planned. It has been such a long time that Ì have forgotten a lot about using wordpress. I will return with a step by step on these soon.

These flies are tied on the fantastic Partridge K12ST. I have also used Serafil-thread from The Silk Lady. The thread is great for spinning different materials in at the same time. Here I have used a combination of seals fur and cdc.