Fly Tiers: Britain's Paul Little

February 22, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

The widely regarding British tier Paul Little shows Financial Times reporter Bob Sherwood just how hard it is to marry the wings of a classic salmon fly. “Little is well known for tying the classic salmon flies popularised by the Victorians, who made them using all kinds of exotic materials, typically marrying tiny strips of different feathers together to create multicoloured wings. Nowadays, such flies are destined for frames rather than the riverbank. Indeed, I have seen anglers vying to spend several hundred pounds on a Paul Little fly at charity auctions.”