My name is Niclas
"Nick" Runarsson and I live in Söderhamn, which is a small town on
the east coast of Sweden. My passions, beside my family, are
fly-tying and fly-fishing. I
started fly-fishing when I was 12 years old but only a few years
later it was put aside again, when other teenage interests took
over. It took until I was 33 for this fishing interest to wake up
from its hibernation and the stuff to get dug up from the basement.
Over the internet I met a group of people who gave me great help,
not only to get me back on my feet but also to quickly move on
forward. Today I'm on the Dyna-King pro staff and aside of various domestic fairs and other public events,
I have also tied in USA, the Netherlands and Finland.
do I want to say with this? Well, if you have tying questions today,
just join a couple of the internet forums and the answers will be just
minutes away. There is no reason to get held up somewhere on your way
when there are crowds of people waiting for to help you get past the
The primary part of my fishing takes place in the local put-and-take
waters where I fish for browns and rainbow trouts. I only get a few
chances a year for fishing in my favourite enviroment,
which is in streams... inhabiting the kind of fish that isn't used to scheduled meals on
silver plate. I rather catch one fish that I believe takes my fly
for food that life has taught it to look for... than three which
anything in their way, without even be familiar with it. Catching one of
these wild ones gives me a better feeling of verification that I've done something
right by the vise.
But with that I don't say that I find it boring standing by the lake and
the fish pulling the line from the spool is a rainbow trout with a
Woolly Bugger in its mouth. The fact that he hasn't spent his entire
life in the lake doesn't have to mean he hasn't planned to stay there.
This limited need for imitative flies doesn't inflict much on
what I do by the vise though. Less immediate need for them doesn't
mean I still can't tie and use them. Maybe it's this tying outside
the box of needed patterns that has caused my interest in tying outside the
flybox all together. I challenge myself tying regular patterns on
hooks smaller than I would ever fish myself and I tie flies which
only have one purpose... to make people laugh. I'm a man of humour
and my motto is: "What's the point in being serious if
the situation doesn't require it?"