Salmon Flies - The New Old School Style
Anders and Rasmus Ovesen - two brothers who tie flies and they do it the way a fly should be tied. They are both very, very serious about their common hobby and have invented quite a few flies especially designed for sea trout along the Scandinavian coast lines and pikes in the lakes. Their fishing flies are tied showing small attractive details but when they dive into some real tying it becomes much more fascinating.
When Anders went to The Czech Republic for Christmas Holiday in 2008 he brought some materials and tools along with his girlfriend Vendula. She packed her camera and they relaxed for couple of weeks.
Some people would not equalize relaxation and tying a fully dressed modern feather winged salmon fly, but that is exactly what Anders does. Concentrated to the max but yet freeing his mind while tying a fly to perfection. It is meditation from the start to the end, which takes three, four maybe five, six or seven hours.
Some other flies from the hands of Anders
Vendula shot the sequence and they contributed with this looong step-by-step invitation for tying a classic. Well, "classic" might not be the correct term as Anders adds a modern touch to his flies which takes the classic techniques into our century and make them interesting for the serious, self developing and curious tier.
When the fly is finished Anders does not pay much attention to it. The challenge is over and is quickly placed in some box and will rarely see the sun light again. If you would like to be challenged but still want to have your hand held by some "grown-up" watch the easy to follow guide beneath - and please note, that the theory behind the new modern feather winged salmon flies and standards of proportions etc. takes quite some time to get into, but that is some of the fun.
The instructions are found with each picture, but also above as a full text.