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Friday, December 07, 2007

Been a long time

Well it's been a long, long, time since I last updated this blog. I'm currently getting ready to update my websites, http://riversedgeflyfishing.googlepages.com/ as well as .... www.classictying.com

I've recently been added to Don Williams website, http://www.bestclassicsalmonflies.com/
and Scottish Artist Sarah Briston is still doing some of my work in her paintings, you can visit her website for updated information at ... www.classicflyart.com

When you get the chance, stop by www.flytyingforum.com and introduce yourself and sign up for a free membership and join in the fun. Also another great Canadian Fly Tying/fishing website is www.flyangler.ca and www.flyangler.ca/forum also with free membership and alot of great folks willing to share fly tying tips with you.

Hope to be able to write more soon. In the meantime here are a few newer patterns I've done over the past couple months...

All the Best and keep tyin'


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

New Website featuring Canadian Fly Tyer's

Hey Everybody,

Wanted to let everyone know that there is a new website featuring Canadian Fly Tyer's from Coast to Coast. www.flytyer.ca

see my profile here

Monday, May 28, 2007

More Pictures Sarah Wilson's Paintings

Here is the finished project, Green Highlander Painted by Sarah Wilson, Scotland.

Rusty Rat Spey

More exciting news, I was asked to contribute a fly to the Fly Tyer's Canvas feature in Fly Fusion Magazine back in April, it will soon be on the newsstands. As well, Flyangler.ca is featuring the fly on it's website with a step by step tutorial. Flyangler.ca Article.

Green Highlander painting complete

I started correspondance with Sarah Wilson from Scotland about 2 years ago.

Sarah does beautiful paintings of Classic Salmon Flies of Fly Tyer's from around the world.

I'm very honored that Sarah chose my Green Highlander variation to paint and market as a limited signed edition prints. 3 of my Green Highlanders were commissioned by Sarah for the project and one of my Highlanders will accompany each print sold. Limited to 3 only.

You can see more of her work here....... Sarah Wilson's Website

She has listed the Green Highlanders for sale on Ebay at the moment. You can view the listing here..... Green Highlander's on Ebay.

All the Best,

Damian Welsh.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Ocean & Moose-Day out taking pictures

Took the opportunity to get out of the house with the wife and kids the other day, a little overcast but a nice mild day, compared to what we've been having here lately. These shots were taken 3 days ago, there's still alot of pack ice in the harbours and quite a bit of snow in the mountains, hopefully spring isn't too far away and evidence of that is the second picture, a cow moose grazing in the swamp looking for new growth shoots I'm assuming, or else she was just being nosey. She caused quite a traffic jam along the side of the road, luckily I had my camera out and ready to go. I'm going to be picking up and additional zoom lens for this camera, the moose was quite some distance from the road, so even with 300mm zoom it wasn't as close as I'd like it to be in the frame of the shot. Another lens should fix that problem.

I'll have to add the photos after, having some computer issues.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

More Pictures Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum

Here are some more shots of the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum which was held March 31st and April 1st 2007 in Dieppe New Brunswick, Canada.

Author Don Maclean at the show, promoting his new book, A Little Thing I Tied Myself, a great book that I highly reccommend.

A shot of the fly tyer's table on Sunday, it was quieter on Sunday so I had a chance to take some pictures. World Champion Fly Tyer, Jerome Molloy standing under UNI banner at right.

Here's a shot of Fly Fusion Magazine's booth, they were quite busy spreading the word about their great magazine.

...........more shots to come

Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum

The Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum 2007 was dedicated to the memory of Warren Duncan, arguably the Best Hairwing Fly Tyer's in the World and from all the stories I've heard, one hell of a man and friend to many.

I had the pleasure of meeting Warren and watch him tie in 2005, I was in awe by his presence.

I was looking forward to doing the same this year, but unfortunately that didn't come to be as Warren passed away in February.

I had the opportunity to sit in on a tribute seminar at the show this weekend and I wish I had known this man as so many others had come to. Warren inspired me and his work will live on to inspire others.

Tight lines Dunc,

Will post more photo's.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Fly Tyer of the Year Contest on www.flytyingforum.com

Well the wait is over and luckily this year again I was able to receive a placing in a category.

Last year I received FTOTY-Salmon Rookie of the Year Award.

This year I received Bronze for my Silver Doctor Spey Fly Variation, in the Spey & Dee Category.