Fly Tying

John Waugh started tying flies for a local shop at age 12 and has enjoyed the pusuit for 56 years. In 2019 he began tying Classic Atlantic Salmon Flies from the 1850's and desgning his own recipes in the free style 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: a collection of vintage stye flies tied on larger irons I make or re-fashion myself. The feathers I use are sustainable from naturally molting birds or from commercial stocks. No extinct or endangered species are used. With many years of dying experience, I reproduce rare feathers with substitutes from non-endangered species.

Dry Flies: a collection of trout fishing flies used on the surface of water

Wet Flies: a collection of trout fishing flies used under the surface of water

Nymph Flies: a collection of trout fishing flies sub-surface the surface of water

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