I have since forever loved to fish, but I became a fisherman when I discovered fly fishing. My life as a fly fisherman started with tying flies, tried to fish with the fly for the first time in the summer of 2005, thought it was interesting but not much more than that. During the christmas holidays 2005 and 2006 I visited a fishing store and they had a beginners kit on sale, felt kind of bored at the moment and thought I could give it a go. Discovered that tying flies was a great recreation, tying flies made me calm and I found it to be a great way to empty heavy thoughts gathered at work.

After a while I felt ready to give the more advanced tying a chance, found that I really loved the traditional patterns, especially the early American dry flies, the so called “Catskill style dry flies”. Another genre that has caught my attention is the English “North Country flies”, basically I just love everything traditionally. I once read an article that caught my Intrest, the headline was the flyfishers club of Londons mantra “There is more to fishing than catching fish”….Those words says it all.

I have tied at several fairs around Europe, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Switzerland and Ireland. I have also attended the International tyers symposium in New Jersey USA. British flyfair was the first fair I tied at and this fair is very close to my heart. The English audience is the far best I have had the pleasure to meet so as you understand I really looking forward attend once more.

At Bffi 2017 I will demonstrate a few caddis patterns. My own Streaking Quil and my friends SupArpuppa a really wicked caddis pupa.
Will alos bring some stuff to show a few flies closest to my heart, Catskill style dry flies.

When not tying flies at fly fishing fairs I work at a Swedish Fly Fishingmagazine, Flugfiske i Norden. My work includes sales, events, arranging fishing trips etc.. yes I know.. Life´s tough.

Looking forward til´ February..
Niklas Dahlin

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