At the age of 11, I got my first fly tying vice to hold the hook for me, and a book with simple instruction. My fascination of making fishing flies has grown ever since, and I become most interested in the classic salmon flies. Their beauty and gaudiness attracted me from the very start, when I saw photos of them in the magazines and books from the library.
For me, tying is like meditation. Fly tying equals zen. It is a strive for perfection, even though it can be hard to tell what is perfect. Yet there are no such as absolute perfection. We can always improve and achieve new heights. Fly tying is just another way of expressing life style.
Butcher, mønster etter George M. Kelson, bundet på antikk krok i 2011, med originale materialer