Sunday, January 27, 2013

North Pole Flies

A while back a very talented fly fisher and fly tyer from Sweden asked if I wanted to do a fly swap with him. Having seen many of his flies I agreed. Well last week I received a package from Sweden. I opened it up and was impressed with the flies inside. Some of the flies he fishes in his waters, and a few are the most wonderful tiny flies I've ever seen.

The fly tyer is Mats Olsson, many of you know of him as the "Jassid Man". He has a wonderful blog by the same name. It's funny how a gent from near the north pole, can take a fly tied by a Pennsylvania limestone fly fisher The Jassid and fish it successfully in Sweden. It shows just how close we in the fly community are.

These are the flies Mats crafted. They will without a doubt take a few of my brookies. The two on the far right are the tiny flies he ties.


Size 30?
These flies are incredible. I don't plan on fishing them, they're going into the fly collection.


Mats I was going to make a famous dish of Sweden, Potato Sausage, and Meatballs. But that will be a future post.

I just want to say thanks Mats. And if you have a few minutes check out his blog.  STAY WARM.

CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE

24 comments:

  1. I agree they goot brookies written all over them. Very nicely tied too.

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    1. joe,
      Thanks.
      Brookies and maybe a few browns.

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  2. Brk Trt, I really like those flies. The man across the pond did a nice job. I don't know? Size 30 is probably out of my tying league.

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      He ties some wonderful flies.
      Pretty small for me too.

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  3. Great looking flies...I'm sure you'll agree that one of the most rewarding things about this whole interwebs blogging thing is the opportunity you have to converse (and sometimes even meet) the diversity of great people who share your passion for the sport.

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
      Thanks.
      It's great. Lots of knowledge and experiences out there.

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  4. Pretty dang small huh? Ya really gotta step down to 9x or smaller to get a small knot on that spade end. Really great job on 'ema though. I'm calling them the Mats midge and Mats knat.

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    1. Swamp Yankee,
      Thanks.
      Small for sure, and 9x is needed.
      Great names for the flies.

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  6. Alan
    I would need my super magnifying glasses to tie the size 30 on. This guy does an amazing job. I am really impressed with all his patterns. I would be interested in seeing a sample of your fly collection; can you do a post with some images? Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      That's a good idea. Perhaps I'll show a few flies I've come across over the years.

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  7. Wow very cool. Always nice to swap flies with others and keep those that you treasure. Those are some small, fantastic looking flies.

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    1. J and M Flies,
      Thanks.
      It's another part of this passion we all have.

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  8. I'm enamored by good looking flies and these are really good looking...

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    1. cofisher,
      Thanks.
      Me too Howard. Fly boxes and streamer wallets also.

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  9. Let's see now..just how do I tie on those teeney,tiny flies,using my eyes and trembling fingers?

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    1. penbayman,
      Thanks.
      Tying them on would present a problem, but they are in a collection box already.

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  10. Wow, very nice to do a fly swap with someone so far away- makes the world seem smaller.
    And to echo- very small and great looking flies.

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    1. Peter Patenaude,
      Thanks.
      It sure does. They're tiny and so precise.

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  11. Hi Alan!

    I saw your post last night and tried to post a comment but obviously I failed. Well, thanks for all the kind words! Looking forward to receive the flies from you.

    Hope your brook trout likes these Swedish dishes,
    Mats Olsson

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    1. The Jassid Man,
      Thanks.
      As those dries dance on the surface, the brook trout will rise.

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  12. Those are some nice flies. I can't even fathom tying something that small at this point in the game. lol

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    1. Bill,
      Thanks.
      We're both in the same car on that.

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  13. My hobby is fishing every weekend, Its really great to see your blog on fishing.

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