Saturday, 3 December 2011

Flybox & Bug-Bond: a marriage made at the vise

I received a  call earlier this year from Ian Christie who owns Flybox a company based in Scotland enquiring about Bug-Bond.  Flybox has built up quite a following and justifiably so as they manufacture and distribute their own high quality materials and flies. Ian had been testing alternative UV products but they weren't hitting the mark for him and he asked to test Bug-Bond... I'm pleased that the tests Ian performed went well (not unexpected really) and that he found that Bug-Bond is the real deal! Ian has been using Bug-Bond on their flies since then and my does he produce a nice fly or two.... (or three or four!!).

This is a piece about Ian and the flies are a small selection of the images he sent me! Faultless tying!

Thanks for sharing Ian and for putting your trust in Bug-Bond...

"Passion for fly fishing seems to be genetic in our family – my grandfather was a fanatic, my father an enthusiast, and so it seemed perfectly natural that I followed in their footsteps. Highly involved in club fishing as a teenager, I first took up fly tying when I was around 15 years old and I’ve been hooked ever since. For me it’s very much a creative process, finding new materials, developing new patterns and coming up with deadly combinations that give you that much needed edge when you’re on the water. 
In 2004 I took my passion to the next level and founded which allows me the freedom to do what I love for a living. As a company we continue to push the boundaries in fly design and fly tying materials, specializing in synthetics. For me it’s about being at the cutting edge of the market, working with competition anglers to make sure they have the best flies and materials available to them. 
It’s highly competitive at the top end of the fly tying market and I’m very lucky that I’m able to work with some of the best anglers in the country. I’m always striving to ensure that we are using the best combination of hooks, materials and the latest design techniques. Our designs, as a result, can seem highly unusual to those used to the more traditional fly patterns. However, at the end of the day, it’s catching fish that counts and they love to gobble up our patterns so I must be doing something right!" 


mike williams said...

These are really some good looking flies! I have tried some of the various UV products with mediocre results. I've just been using old epoxy again, but I think I'm gonna give Bug Bond a try I've heard quite a few good reviews now. Thank You.

mike williams said...

Tremendous patterns. I have tried some of the new UV Resins with mediocre results. But I've heard great reviews about Bug Bond from several sources now and so I think I'm gonna have to try it for myself. Thank you.