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Bob FrandsenAustralian contributing fly tyer Bob Frandsen used to feel a little isolated as one of the few tyers from the country "down under". In his bio for this site, he wrote,  "As there is no culture of salmon and fly fishing here in Australia it has been very difficult to find any information on the subject. However with an assured feather supply and a copy of Veniards Fly Dressers' Guide a lot of luck and lots of trial and error and recently lots of reference to the WEB things slowly sorted themselves out."  These days he seems to have found his niche and is making quite a name for himself.  Recently, he was included in Steve Thornton's Fly Tyers of the World  and has many of his skillfully tied Atlantic Salmon and  Steelhead flies on the fascinating site, Kossiedun.Com.Au - Fly Tyer's Journey.  I was happy, then,   to know that Bob decided to take some time to contribute to this issue. You can read more about what Bob has to say about himself and see more of his flies on his contributing fly tyer page, The Flies of Bob Frandsen, but first take a look at these fine original and classic Speys and Dees contributed for this issue.

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 Gold Riach

Lady Caroline Gold Riach

B & B Pearl Strawberry Blonde Cocky Dee

 

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