sexyloops fly tying focus - learning curve

sexyloops fly tying focus - learning curve

t.z. | Friday, 24 February 2017

Learning curves … I always though I had steep learning curve when starting with fly fishing. I guess it is a typical late starter behaviour - obsessive diving into the topic absorbing everything flyfishing I also met Paul that time. He and Cral Hutchinosn taught me a lot about flycasting … I am still practicing it feel like.

I started tying the same day I started flyfishing. Having a good ol´German craftsman’s background it seemed a rather natural thing to do. Flinging cheap child labour products (I know - that is not all flies in the shops - the German shops I had available back than did not have good stuff - believe me) felt wrong. That stuff also fell apart every other cast. I still remember my astonishment when the wing of a shop bought deer hair caddis disconnected from the hook with a very silent “poooh” and came down as a small cloud of hair fibres. Romantic in a way - but - fishing flies should last.

Thanks to all the help I got from the nice people of the internet and some people I got know on the way my flies fished OK and lasted. ….


But — the learning curve Konstanse managed to master is even steeper … no worries - I´ll not bore you with more babble - here ´s the video proof. She has started tying 2 years ago … never done that before. Even without knowing that her skills ar enothing short but amazing.

It did not take more than a year and she was able to teach fly tying for beginners and tied in front of hunting & fishing show visitors. She must be a reborn flyfisher ...



We have started a small fly tying operation which is starting to get known. All the flies are tied by Konstanse and me. No sweat shops involved. Paul has also asked us to distribute our products. So for sexyloopers there is a special voucher code (sl2017) which can be used on the You get a discount and Paul his share. 

Danish Fly Festival 4th and 5th March 2017

Look forward to a weekend in the sign of fly fishing, when Northern Europe's largest flue festival opens its doors. The many exhibitors and dedicated fly fishermen who you can meet at The Danish Fly Festival, will all make your two days in Kolding is unforgettable. There can be traded, exchanged experiences, listening to interesting lectures, experienced world class fly casters, testing equipment and not least meeting old and new fish friends.


By the indoor casting pool in hall 2 you will find casting instructors from Denmark and abroad who demonstrate fly casting techniques, special casts and their abilities with one and two handed fly rods. The fly casting instructors are looking forward to meeting you by the indoor casting pool and are happy to answer questions and come with tips and ideas on how you get the most out of your fly casting.

Here is who you can find at the fly casting pool:

Antti Guttorm Finland, Charles Jardine England, Kenny Frost Denmark, Morten Jarldstad Olesen Denmark, René Gerken Denmark, Thomas Gundersen Thaarup Denmark, Tomas Strandgren Sweden, William van der Vorst Holland


In the centre of hall 1, you find the fly tying island, where fly tiers will demonstrate their techniques, exiting use of materials and demonstrate their skills at the fly tying vice. The fly tiers are looking forward to meet the festival participants who visit the fly tying island, for inspiration, advice and ideas for their own fly tying, and if you want the original fly, then many of the fly tiers are willing to sell you one of these creations.Here is who you can find on the fly tying island:

Agne Sjöberg Sweden, Allan Kuhlmann Denmark, Amalie Vinderslev Østergård Nielsen Denmark, Anders Ståhl Sweden, Andy Weiss Germany, Bent Mathiesen Norwegen, Bo Teut Kloster Denmark, Charles Jardine England, Dennis Skelmose Jensen Denmark, Eivind Berulfsen Norwegen, Hans van Klinken Holland, Jens Chr. Pilgaard Denmark, Jens Lund Adamsen Denmark, Jesper Fohrman Denmark, John Mortensen Denmark, Jonas Andersson Sweden, Jonatan Ternald Sweden, Kim Mäki Sweden, Konstanse Larsen Norway, Louise Nielsen Denmark, Martin Jørgensen Denmark, Michael Olesen Denmark, Rob Dings Holland, Robert Smith England, Rune Westphal Denmark, Sacha Pütz Germany, Sean Stanton Scotland, Sigurberg Guðbrandsson Iceland, Steen Ellemose Denmark, Stig M. Hansen Denmark, Stuart Smith England, Søren Præst Denmark, Thomas Züllich Norway


we hope to see you in Denmark ....

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The sexyloops fly tying focus, hosted by t.z. 

The goal is to show the different approaches to fly tying around the globe 
(we believe in that the world is a globe actually)

... sharing and learning from each other - these are the key words.
Most of the tiers will are active on the sexyloops forum - "the board" - so join the very open
and friendly club of flyfishers here on s-loops.

Thomas Züllich, or - “t.z.” as most call him - is a German flyfisher & flytier living in Norway. He runs a small fly shop together with his fiance Konstanse.