Saturday, April 13, 2013 | By: sunnysuomi
Monday, February 25, 2013 | By: sunnysuomi
Finally, the tying is on! I had the occasional ties during this winter, but only in the last two weeks I got into regularly tying a pattern on the evenings. This Sparkling fry is the second version, now with tail and better placement of eyes. I am happy about the shape. The proof is in the pudding, I mean fish will tell. ;)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | By: sunnysuomi
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | By: sunnysuomi

Lemon & Grey classic fly by Timo Kontio

We had another fly-tying evening at EPK. This time Timo Kontio came to teach us how to tie Lemon & Gray. It was my first classic fly tying and feel there is room for improvement. :) Nevertheless, I learned a lot about handling fly tying materials. Below is the sample fly tied by Timo Kontio.
Lemon & Grey by Timo Kontio
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | By: sunnysuomi

Mikko Stenberg fly-tying evening at EPK

Mikko Stenberg visited us at EPK and showed how to tie couple of his dry fly patterns. We learned some tricks, from dubbing to setting the wing post for correct angle. Sure, it was interesting to hear about the thinking goes into imitating certain characteristics of a natural fly and how testing the flies provides clues for improvement. Thanks for the tying and storytelling, Mikko!

Mikko telling the story behind his fly.
Mikko dubbing the thorax
Fulgata, Vulgata Emerger
Fulgata top view
Sunday, March 18, 2012 | By: sunnysuomi

Recent nymph ties

Ribbed hairy hydro
Hare's ear variant
Irresitible psyche
Chewy damsel nymph