sexyloops fly tying focus - macroshots

sexyloops fly tying focus - macroshots

t.z. | Friday, 17 February 2017

I learned ... or better said still learn tying through macro photography. Shortly after I began tying I also started taking pictures of these litte creations which mean nothing to the uneducated eye. Fluff on a hook.

The "educated" nerd on the other hand can loose him/her -self in the universe of these tiny things. It´s all in ones mind. This feeling is amplified by at least 24dB when looking at the macro shots. One starts to see details one has not assumed possible.

It´s really a meditation and one can think about all other stuff in live from a distance. Looking at these tiny things let´s one forget wht´s going on around oneself. - in a good way.

I am now again sitting a whole night tying and taking pics. A whole night because it is never right, is it? ;-)

P.S. - Danish Fly Festival 4th and 5th March 2017 coming up - we hope to see you there

parachute wingpost with peacock herl

Looking closer at this issue on how to make wingposts for parachute flies helped me a lot understaning how to make such flies last much longer and also it made tying them much easier.


burned head on a streaking caddis (deer hair)

Having a closer look is really enlightening. The fibres are closed (cauterized) by the burning. Nothing really new, but it´s nice to get a reassuring for certain tequniques - specificly when they involve setting off smoke alarms and a good deal of bad smell. ;-)


hare emerger wing

This material is simply insane - fibres from an arctic hares foot (or snowshoe as some call it) has something which seems "magnetic" for fish. It almost looks like glass noodles.


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Danish Fly Festival 4th and 5th March 2017

Look forward to a weekend in the sign of fly fishing, when Northern Europe's largest flue festival opens its doors. The many exhibitors and dedicated fly fishermen who you can meet at The Danish Fly Festival, will all make your two days in Kolding is unforgettable. There can be traded, exchanged experiences, listening to interesting lectures, experienced world class fly casters, testing equipment and not least meeting old and new fish friends.


By the indoor casting pool in hall 2 you will find casting instructors from Denmark and abroad who demonstrate fly casting techniques, special casts and their abilities with one and two handed fly rods. The fly casting instructors are looking forward to meeting you by the indoor casting pool and are happy to answer questions and come with tips and ideas on how you get the most out of your fly casting.

Here is who you can find at the fly casting pool:

Antti Guttorm Finland, Charles Jardine England, Kenny Frost Denmark, Morten Jarldstad Olesen Denmark, René Gerken Denmark, Thomas Gundersen Thaarup Denmark, Tomas Strandgren Sweden, William van der Vorst Holland


In the centre of hall 1, you find the fly tying island, where fly tiers will demonstrate their techniques, exiting use of materials and demonstrate their skills at the fly tying vice. The fly tiers are looking forward to meet the festival participants who visit the fly tying island, for inspiration, advice and ideas for their own fly tying, and if you want the original fly, then many of the fly tiers are willing to sell you one of these creations.Here is who you can find on the fly tying island:

Agne Sjöberg Sweden, Allan Kuhlmann Denmark, Amalie Vinderslev Østergård Nielsen Denmark, Anders Ståhl Sweden, Andy Weiss Germany, Bent Mathiesen Norwegen, Bo Teut Kloster Denmark, Charles Jardine England, Dennis Skelmose Jensen Denmark, Eivind Berulfsen Norwegen, Hans van Klinken Holland, Jens Chr. Pilgaard Denmark, Jens Lund Adamsen Denmark, Jesper Fohrman Denmark, John Mortensen Denmark, Jonas Andersson Sweden, Jonatan Ternald Sweden, Kim Mäki Sweden, Konstanse Larsen Norway, Louise Nielsen Denmark, Martin Jørgensen Denmark, Michael Olesen Denmark, Rob Dings Holland, Robert Smith England, Rune Westphal Denmark, Sacha Pütz Germany, Sean Stanton Scotland, Sigurberg Guðbrandsson Iceland, Steen Ellemose Denmark, Stig M. Hansen Denmark, Stuart Smith England, Søren Præst Denmark, Thomas Züllich Norway


we hope to see you in Denmark ....

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The sexyloops fly tying focus, hosted by t.z. 

The goal is to show the different approaches to fly tying around the globe 
(we believe in that the world is a globe actually)

... sharing and learning from each other - these are the key words.
Most of the tiers will are active on the sexyloops forum - "the board" - so join the very open
and friendly club of flyfishers here on s-loops.

Thomas Züllich, or - “t.z.” as most call him - is a German flyfisher & flytier living in Norway. He runs a small fly shop together with his fiance Konstanse.