Otto Stieg Poulsen Flies
Otto Stieg Poulsen has been around for awhile and is is a well-known in Denmark seatrout and fly-tying circles, so I was excited to be able to show his flies. I could not draw much out of him however, when I asked him to write about himself. He may be humble, but he is a prolific tyer and his work deserves more widespread recognition. That much I do know. Just look at his bench in the photo of him to the left and the flies in the slideshow below. I also tried to to get him to give me the names and the the pattern for the fly photos he sent, but he could only tell me that most had no name. He just tied them as "fantasy" a word I think that probably translates better as "from his imagination". Of course I should have known, that is what fly tyers to tie for fishing do.
But if I were to guess why Otto is showing his flies, I would say that he really just wants to share his work with as many people as he can. I don't know how old he is now, but he has been fishing from when he was very young. He has had three heart operations he says now he just wants to live a full life - that means a lot of fishing and tying as you can see from the prolific collection shown in the slideshow above. So take some time to watch the slideshow and click on the thumbnail below that for one of Otto's most successful patterns. Maybe we can get him to share a few more patterns in the future.