I will be tying on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 2013 at the Nordic fly fair in Elverum Norway. If you are around pop in and say hi. I look forward to seeing you there.
Hi, I must start again by apologizing for my absence lately (again) but I have been very busy tying and photographing flies for the new Mustad hook catalogue for 2014.
Heres a sneak preview of a few of the patterns. I hope to be back blogging over the weekend, have a good one.
A new and improved melt glue caddis pupa pattern that you can see the full step by step for in a coming issue of the US magazine Fly Tyer.
My first photograph for a wine label, fly tying inspired of course…
I will be leaving for Sweden in the morning, so I wont be posting until I return on Monday 8 April, hopefully with lots of new ideas and inspiration from the fair.
Now that the blog has become established and I have just reached 75,000 visitors and over 3500 followers I thought it only correct to take you on a little tour of the tying room. If you are visiting the Sportsfiskemessan in Sweden I look forward to seeing you there.
Trying to keep order in the hook department is always testing, without order, everything falls apart, I can spend more time looking for hooks that actually tying the pattern it was intended for! But I have gone for a simple filing system. Plastic boxes, each containing a different type of hook but many sizes.
My wife is so glad I dont have all this gear around the house!
I have a similar set up for materials. All the natural materials in air tight containers to keep the bugs off and larger materials in plastic containers. This room here also has no heating so is always cold this also helps keep the bugs at bay.
Its here I also keep all my fly boxes, reels and lines.
Oh and waders… and float tubes and other gear.
The tools. These I have collected and been given from friends over three decades of tying. Everything I use all the time is kept here except for Bug Bond, thats kept in the cold room and only brought out when needed.
At the show this year I will be tying sea trout flies for Northern Europe and demonstrating some new techniques and materials. So if you are at the show, be sure to take a trip to the ‘Flugbindargatan’ to meet and see some great tyers in action.
‘Awesome Opossum Shrimp’
The show opening times:
Friday 5 April 09.00-18.00
Saturday 6 April 09.00-18.00
Sunday 7 April 10.00-16.00
I look forward to meeting you there…
For more information about the fair