I have shown the works of Shawn Davis before at SwittersB. Today, I came upon his work again, not via the normal outdoor/fly fishing route but rather via a design/creativity/fashion route. Shawn Davis shows that the artistic side of fly tying is quite beautiful and important to many tiers.

Shawn David tyingHere is a gallery of images for his creation of the Rumplestiltskin

Now, SwittersB has made no secret of the fact that he is more of an ‘impressionistic’ (messy) fly tier…meaning he is too undisciplined to complete exacting fly patterns that move toward the artistic realm. But, I admire those that do have that discipline to tie Atlantic Salmon flies or more realistic imitations that border on art to the discerning tiers out there. (Initial Source)

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