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I grew up near Wildcat Creek in Lafayette Indiana and started chasing Smallmouth bass with Mister Twisters when I was 9 years old. I started Fly Fishing and Fly Tying in 1998. The first fish I ever caught on fly was a Common Carp, on a fly that I tied. The second fish I caught on Fly was a bonefish in the Bahamas shortly thereafter. Saltwater flats fishing is my favorite type of fishing, I have fished the Florida keys and the Pine Island Florida area many times, I love the way saltwater fish pull, and I love to tie Saltwater flies. Since I live in Indiana my obsession is Smallmouth, Carp, Drum and Gar. Carp pull like Saltwater fish, so they are good training for the saltwater grounds. I have creeks and ponds around me so I am constantly tying new flies and testing them, let’s just say that I tie a lot and fish a lot. My patterns have been tested thoroughly on rivers, creeks, lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.
I work part time for Wildcat Creek Outfitters in Zionsville, IN.. I’m also a licensed guide and do wading and float trips on Sugar Creek, Wildcat Creek and the Tippecanoe River in Central Indiana. I also do tying classes at the shop as well as volunteer tying classes for Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing in Indianapolis.
Jesse Males is a well verse Angler, but mostly dabbles in the salt! Check out more of his work on https://backwaterflyfishing.com/ . Not only does he tie but is a fantastic photographer! Also follow him on...
Ilias is well known in Sweden for his large predator flies. He is a master with an air brush and is a skilled fisherman. Check out his YouTube channel for some awesome tying!
Erik Svend Svensen
Though fishing for most of my life it wasn’t till later in my early adult life that I picked up a fly rod and started fly fishing. Not looking back, every time I am on the water it’s with a fly rod and a fly that I designed and tied myself. I started tying flies a few years after picking up the fly rod, being that I wanted flies that were not found in stores. I now spend the time I’m not fishing, designing and tying new flies to better my chances on the water. I love chasing all fish especially largemouth bass in the local lakes and ponds. And love sharing the sport with any and every one.
Fly tying for me is a hobby that adds so much to my life, There is something about tying flies that helps me escape the stresses of life and focus on something so small, only taking sometimes from start to finish that gives a sense of accomplishment. It is a hobby that has allowed for creating great friendships off and on the water. There is nothing better than hooking a fish on something you created with your own hands, confirming that you must have done something right that day.
We are pleased to have Morgan on our team. He is a well verse angler with a a creative mind and some amazing tying skills. Check out the buttons to see more of his work!
My name is Jamie Eggers, owner and operator of BioMass Fly Tying Co. From Ohio, which is trout poor. I have fished ever since I was old enough to hold a rod in my hands, and I started fly fishing 17 years ago, and no pun intended, was "hooked" from the very beginning. I began tying flies as a way to save some money for myself, and that is where the obsession began! I am obsessed with fly tying, fishing for whatever fish will eat. From trout to bass to salt, I love it all. I guide, tie custom flies, and design. It is a great honor to be part of Fly Skinz.
I'm 30 years old and from Eastern Pa. I Like to fly fish for everything but mostly bass and trout. I've been fly fishing since I was 17 years old, and I've been tying for about 6 years. I've been told I am obsessed with stoneflies.
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Mike Veatch is an avid fly fisherman and fly tyer. He's been tying his own flies since 2012 and fly fishing since 2009. Mike is a self taught fly fisherman and fly tyer. He catches his favorite fish, the steelhead, particularly through the steelhead alley. He uses a variety of methods to catch the steelhead. Mike lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with his wife Laura and daughter Lilly.
Tim is known for his stone fly craftsmanship in stoneflies that is for sure. He creates realistic bugs that do very well on the east coast rivers and streams. You can follow him on Instagram to see all of his work at @yeah_trout_that.
We have no doubt you will enjoy Daniels creations! Check out more of his creativity and flies for sale on his webpage! You can also follow him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/9to5FLYZ/and on Instagram at 9to5flyz.
My name is Jesse Males and I am the owner of www.backwaterflyfishing.com and the fly tyer for my online fly shop www.backwaterflies.com. I am an avid fly fisherman, fly designer, and custom fly tyer. I eat, sleep, and live fly fishing every waking moment of every single day. That is no lie. I am a backpacker, adventure traveler, and all around addict to feeling the tug. I am happy to join the Fly Skinz community to help push the boundaries of innovative fly tying in the years to come.
Since I can remember I've had a love for fishing . The love has evolved into an addiction over the years. I enjoy all types of fishing but favor fly fishing the most . I went to college for commercial art which has aided in my love for tying flies . I like the aspect of thinking out side the box and engineering unique flies that provoke fish into taking !
Erik Svend Svendsen
To start this off you can call me Brando and I am the owner and operator for Grip-It Fly based out of Central Alberta, Canada. If you don’t know who I am I can tell you this, Northern Pike are what make me tick; its their anger issues added with the mindset that no meal is to big! Through that passion it has transferred into any species that will eat a big meal and nothing is more satisfying as a fly tyer then fooling a predatory fish into eating a slab of meat! Whether it be Pike, Walleye, Musky Trout I love the challenge; come stop by.
Fly Skinz is creating a team of Ambassadors that are just as passionate about fly tying and fly fishing as we are! A lot of them sell flies using our materials, run a business, or tie because it is part of their lifestyle. We have a diverse team and wanted you to have an easier way to connect with them!
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Eric is one fishy guy! Fly Skinz has been following him for a while and adding him to the Team was an easy choice. You can find out more about him and what he does in the following forums; Carpstalker.bigcartel.com , Instagram - @carpstalker1 Twitter - @carpstalker