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FLY TYING ARCHIVE

Respecting tradition and style.

The goal of this site is to offer fly tyers in all stages of their tying career a source of inspiration and knowledge. With deep roots in traditional tying providing a solid platform for innovation with modern and natural materials. My purpose is not to fit all tyers in to a fixed mold but to make them analyze their tying to improve on their patterns. I am always open for suggestions on any patterns you’d like to see featured here or materials and techniques you’d like to master. I hope you find your visit worthwhile and return to follow our progress.

LEARN THE CRAFT

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  • INTERNATIONALLY AWARDED FLIES
    Multiple titles in fly tying competitions.

    I have won many fly tying competitions earlier including FQSA World Championship, British & International Fly Tying Competition, World Tuscany Open and Finnish National Champion. Lately I’ve been judging competitions such as H.S.C. Classic Salmon Fly Challenge.

  • BUY FLIES
    Visit our new shop to buy sample flies.

    Although you can use my flies to fish with the focus of the shop is more towards collectors and beginning fly tyers to buy sample flies as reference.

  • TARGET SPECIES
    Flies categorised by species.

    The flies on our site are categorised by species to help you easily find the flies that interest you the most.

  • PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
    Specialized in fly tying and fishing coverage.

    I offer photography service for companies and individuals in forms of stock photographs and commissioned work focusing in the fields of fly tying and fishing.

LATEST POSTS

Check out the latest patterns and techniques

Teno 2

Let's continue with the Teno series by Erkki Vaalama. Teno 2 features interesting short veilings from golden pheasant tippet that sets it apart from the rest of the series.

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Dette Coffin Fly

Catskill region in America has a unique history when it comes to dry flies. Many famous patterns and tyers originate from the river banks of the Catskill rivers and some…

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Teno 1 from the Teno Series

Teno Series created by Erkki Vaalama(1918-2016) is one of the best known in the realm of Finnish salmon flies. Here we will take a look at the series and start…

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Location: Helsinki|Finland

Phone: (+358) 40-7223486

Email: timo@flytyingarchive.com