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Featured Fly Tiers

Fly Tying Interview with Garren Wood

Our latest featured fly tier is Garren Wood, a.k.a. garrenwood on Instagram. Garren is very passionate about tying and you can tell by his work! TH: When did you first begin fly fishing?GW: I started fishing when I was pretty young - probably around 10.  I don't know the exact age as I was fishing a lot younger than that and as I got older my dad would let me cast his fly rod or reel in a fish after he hooked it. I got my first fly rod around the age of 11 and was able to fly fish on my own around that age. TH: What led to your decision to start tying flies?GW: Growing up, my dad would...

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Interview with Peter Butler a.k.a. flyenvy

Our latest featured fly tier is Peter Butler, a.k.a. flyenvy on Instagram. Peter ties some amazing flies and we're thankful for him taking some time to chat. Peter hails from San Fransisco and works for PicsArt, a photo and video editing application. TH: When did you first begin fly fishing?PB: I first held a fly rod when I was 7 or 8 years old. Growing up, my dad would take me and my brother on summer camping trips in the Sierra Butte's so my first practice casts were in campgrounds around there and the first live ones were on the South Fork of the Yuba. I recall thinking at the time that a trout spinning rod was much more my...

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Interview with Dan Kowta a.k.a. @nakashentoflies

Our next featured tier is Dan Kowta - @nakashentoflies - who has some great stories to tell and is a great tier from California. Be sure to check out his Etsy shop as well -> NakashentoFlies. Kowta is a product designer which explains his excellent boxes that flies come in.  Dan does his own photography which is impressive! "Part of the fun of tying for me is setting up the macro shot and trying to get a good portrait of the fly," said Kowta. "Of course, macro photography brings out all the flaws in a fly in glaring detail, so half the time I’ll see the fly up close and decide I have to tie another one. Actually, writing this and...

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