‘Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art’ Leonardo Davinci

Tied in Hand Odyssey of a Fly-Tyer by Sven-Olov Hård In his early teens, Sven-Olov Hård began attaching yarn and hackles to the shank of a fishing hook with thread, struggling to copy the illustrations of salmon flies he found in old Hardy fishing catalogues. Little did he know, that a little over three decades later, he would be a master of the craft and one of the most distinguished ‘in-hand’ fly tyers of our time. I myself have been tying flies for many years, and have gained through my contributions to fishing magazines and books, the unfortunate label of … Continue reading ‘Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art’ Leonardo Davinci