John Waugh started tying flies for a local shop at age 12 and has enjoyed the pusuit for 55 years. In 2019 he began tying Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies from the 1850's and desgning his own recipes in the modern and classic styles. These challenging dressings can include 150 feathers and take days to produce. The process of making the irons takes several days to go from raw wire, barbing, fashioning and tempering to a baked finish hook.
Classic Salmon Flies: is a collection of vintage stye flies tied on larger irons I make or re-fashion myself. The feathers I use are sustainable from naturally molted bird or from commercial stocks. No extinct or endangered species are used. With many years of dying experience I reproduce rare feathers as substitutes of endangered species.
Dry Flies: a collection of trout fishing flies used on the surface of water
Nymph Flies: (coming soon) a collection of trout fishing flies sub-surface the surface of water
Wet Flies: (coming soon) a collection of trout fishing flies used under the surface of water