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Featured Fly Tiers — Fly Tying Nymph

Fly Tying Interview with Ethan Smith a.k.a. fly_science

The next guest in our interview series is Ethan Smith who goes by @fly_science on Instagram. He also has the shop Fly Science. TH: When did you first begin fly fishing?ES: I started fly fishing in 2016. I was invited on a fishing trip to Arkansas by one of my work friends and before I left my dad suggested I take his fly rod to try out. Like all the other DIY'ers it wasn't a great experience but the failure inspired me to learn more about fly fishing. TH: What led to your decision to start tying flies?ES: I had been fly fishing for maybe 6 months before i started attempting to tie flies. I'm the type of person that really goes...

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Fly Tying Interview with Michal Wierzbicki

The next fly tier in our series is Michal Wierzbicki. You can follow him on Instagram. TH: When did you first begin fly fishing?MW: My adventure with fly fishing and fly tying began very early when I was 9 years old. The beginning was very classic, I started with my dad both fly fishing as fly tying. Initially, I tied very simple patterns of dry palmer and nymph flies, to develop over time and make more and more difficult patterns. So I can say that I have been fishing and fly tying over 21 years. TH: What led to your decision to start tying flies?MW: This was the result of need. About 20 years ago in Poland, where I come...

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