Alberto Calzolari’s Blog for fly fishing

“Just as it is true that there is more in fishing than to fish, so it is true that there is more in (trout) fly dressing than the dressing of (trout) flies”

This short sentence comes from “Silk, fur and feather” a booklet with articles written by G.E.M. Skues, published postmortem in 1950.
It summarizes my own feeling about the real meaning of fly tying. My view of fly-tying goes beyond the simple craft: it is a combination of techniques, history, research, science, poetry…
I like to simply call fly tying, the “Gentle Art”.


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