The organisation of the Experience the World of Fly Fishing looking forward to welcoming Linda Bachand from the USA at the 14th EWF. Visit her at her fly tying bench on the upper level of the Tenne and be inspired by her flies.
Linda Bachand about herself: “In 2014 at the first Atlantic Salmon Fly International (ASFI) show in the Seattle, WA area, I had the good fortune to begin to know many international tyers. My journey into the wild and wonderful world of fly tying began. I jumped into tying salmon flies, choosing patterns that taught me new techniques and challenged my skills. I am a member of the Northwest Atlantic Salmon Fly Guild (NWASFG) in the Seattle area.
I’ve always been a creative person – I am a graphic designer and enjoy working with colors, textures, detail and the selection of materials. I sketch out every fly in detail and to the size of the hook I will be using – it helps me pay attention to proportion and how each piece will be shaped or curved. In my mind, I am able to walk through the steps of tying and think about the process before I sit down at the vise. The sketches are an aspect of tying that greatly helped me to improve. I always had a sketch to compare actual proportions to. As I began to settle into tying, it was the Atlantic Salmon Fly that intrigued me and held my fascination. I tie many Classics and appreciate their beauty, balance and proportion, but also enjoy spreading my wings into the Creative Salmon Fly arena where I can experiment with some of the more exotic feathers.”