Realistic Flies by Graham Owen

Did you ever feel like you were a pretty good fly tyer? Well don’t pat yourself on the back too hard. While most of us are content to be impressionists with our fly tying, Graham Owen of the Graham Owen Gallery is not. He is to fly tying like a Dutch Master is to still life painting or maybe like Richard Estes is to Urban Landscape Painting. You don’t have to squint your eyes and hold his flies at arm’s length for them to look real – they just look real. He’s had many of his insects featured in movies and advertisements.

Adult October Caddis Fly (courtesy of Graham Owen) Copyright Graham Owen

Adult October Caddis Fly (courtesy of Graham Owen) Copyright Graham Owen

Oh – and he’s not just a guy who makes realistic flies, he’s also a pretty good fly-fisher (he ties more reasonable flies to fish with – but they still look great) Take a look His Website for more of his realistic ties, tutorials, pictures of some large trout and other examples of his beautiful photography.

Realistic Hex courtesy of  Graham Owen (copyright Graham Owen)

Realistic Hex courtesy of Graham Owen (copyright Graham Owen)

3 Comments on Realistic Flies by Graham Owen

  1. Does anyone actually fish these?

what say you?