eunanhendron_cropGuest Blogger: Eunan Hendron, Eunan blogs @ Addicted to Vise
I started tying flies around the age of 12 to fish still water winter competitions on Lough Cowey, Northern Ireland with my dad. After an 18 year break, I again took up fly tying a little over three years ago when my adventure into tying classic style flies began. For the most part I tie winged wet flies, Rangeley (Maine) Style streamers and Atlantic salmon flies as well as some dry flies. It’s been an interesting journey through the classics, and now the vast majority of my flies are from Bergman, Malone, Saracen, Stevens, Kelson, Pryce-Tannatt, Ephemera, Hardy, Tolfrey, amongst many others. I still tie flies for fishing and with my adventure into classics, my general tying has improved immensely. I highly recommend that any fly tyer have a try at classic style flies; you will no doubt see the improvement I’ve seen.

I’m originally from Northern Ireland and I now call Philadelphia home. Some of my streamer flies have been featured on the Streamers365 project and I regularly demonstrate fly tying at the International Fly Tying Symposium, The Fly Fishing Show as well as other local expos.

addicted to vise 2Note from J. Stockard: We are extremely pleased to have Eunan Hedron join us as a regular blogger. His perspective on fly tying, which is grounded in his recent exploration of classic fly tying, brings a whole new perspective to those of us who tie for more practical purposes. We look forward to learning more about this β€˜ancient’ art. And, you can immerse yourself further at Eunan’s blog, Addicted to Vise.



  1. Good stuff Eunan! Saw your ghost ties on the site you mentioned; very, very nice! I especially liked the White Ghost.

    It seems that Atlantic Salmon Fly ties are very popular with classic fly tiers, but do you ever tie highly elaborate nymph patterns for fresh water dead drift applications? Would be great to see what a “competition grade” nymph tie looks like!

    – Mike

    1. Mike

      I’ve never tried the nymph patterns you mentioned, though it is certainly something to tackle over the winter.

      Glad you like the ‘Ghost’ flies too! That White Ghost was tied in hand, no vise, no bobbin, just thread and wax.


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