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Royal Mannix
Designed & tied by Bill Carpan in 2007

Above is a fly called the “Royal Mannix” that I designed & tied in 2007.Inspiration for the design is from British Atlantic salmon flies from Victorian times, such as the “Green Highlander”.

I tied this fly much later, in Nova Scotia (the colonies) with a "Kelson style" wing.

Making time (about 2 days) to tie a fly like this actually seems more difficult than making the fly.

Periodically though, I find it necessary to travel in my mind to a different time and place, experiencing the relaxation and pure joy of tying such a fly.

Being able to work with these exquisite natural materials is a real honor, enabling me to experience nature’s harmony.

The completed fly is a souvenir of the journey.

Thank you, Bill Carpan