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Niklas Dahlin - Sweden




I have always loved to fish, but feel I became a fisherman when I  discovered fly fishing. My life as a fly fisherman started slightly backwards, with tying flies. I tried to fish with the fly for the first time in the summer of 2005, thought it was interesting but not much more than that. During the Christmas holidays 2005 and 2006 I visited a local fishing store and they had a beginners kit on sale, felt kind of bored at that time and thought I could give it a go. Discovered that tying flies was a great recreation, tying flies made me calm and I found it to be a great way to empty heavy thoughts gathered at work.

After a while I felt ready to give the more advanced tying a chance, found that I really loved the traditional patterns, especially the early American dry flies, the so called “Catskill style dry flies”. Another genre that has caught my attention is the English “North Country flies”, basically I just love everything traditional. I once read an article that caught my Interest, the headline was the Flyfishers club of London’s mantra “There is more to fishing than catching fish”….Those words says it all.

I’ve been tying flies at several fairs around Europe and a few gigs in the USA. Looking forward to get back tying flies in Galway.

Tight threads
Niklas Dahlin

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