Is as many of my fellow fishing and flytying buddies has alway connected to fishing in one way or another. My life as a fly fisherman started with tying flies, 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 fishing store and they had a beginners kit on sale, felt kind of bored at the moment 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 traditionally. 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 have tied at several fairs around Europe, England, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland and USA. But the one fair I always come back to is the British Fly Fair, the first fair I tied at so this fair is very close to my heart. The English audience is the far best I have had the pleasure to meet so as you understand I really looking forward attend once more.

When not tying flies at fly fishing fairs I work as a Sales Manager selling RV´s. In my spare time I work with my own company arranging a few fly fishing trips and other similar events. life’s too short to just relax 🙂

Looking forward til´ February..
Niklas Dahlin

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