The origins of this pattern are somewhat unsure. It can be traced back to the Mustad fly catalogue in the late 1920s and is listed in the Museum records as ‘being tied to customers requirements’. Others say it was tied … Continue reading Sølvdokka a fancy Norwegian wet fly
One of the beautiful Bergman wet flies that is a treat to tie. There is something I find very therapeutic about tying these classic wets, but if I am doing a dozen or so, in one sitting, I become totally … Continue reading The Colonel Fuller wet fly
This is my portrait of the late great Norwegian fly tyer, Erling Sand at his tying bench in his fly shop. He spent many hours each day tying flies to order, and building up his shop stock, if you look … Continue reading Verre enn minken – Worse than a mink!
I thought some of you would like to see this. Just the other weekend my wife was tidying her wardrobe, something that I try at all costs not to get involved with, but this time was a little different! Stacked away in a drawer of an old but not forgotten jewellery box, she came across a little piece of fly tying history. Way back in the mid 90’s Torill Kolbu visited and stayed with us a couple of days while we worked on some photography for some articles. As a thank you to my wife Torill tied her a pair … Continue reading A little piece of fly tying history, safe and sound!