This. But the fly you buy in Scandinavia will be a work of art created by the bloke you bought it off. I had a look at one of these Frodin flies in a shop. Very poor.12 squid for a mass produced fly is a bit much but paying 12-15 for a fly in Scandinavia is fairly common
I admire his criticism of fish farming and his work for wild salmon, but kinda agree with this. He also didn't care much about corona-restrictions when entering Norway last june, people called him out on his social media fotos from Bolstad, but he quickly deleted those comments as he does with all sort of criticism. I dont like his fish handling either, he always makes some sort of point to the camera while the poor fish suffers.Highly over-rated and so full of his own self-importance there can't be much room left for anything else. I cannot suffer him at all (something which i've never really made a secret of )
I totally agree about the crap music videos thing. He gets it that salmon fishing is a natural outdoor activity. I still won't pay 12 quid for a fly though!I enjoy frodins videos, better than the blaring music posing fun boy videos out there, if he can get £12 a fly good luck to him no one is made to buy them. In salmon fishing jealousy abounds.
If you used the same materials it’s small fortune to lay out prior to tyingI wouldn’t bother - although the patterns are nice (some of them) most other tiers tie v similar patterns at a fraction of the cost.
Frodin just trades on his name; if you were to purchase- the flies you would actually receive would be poor quality reproductions from Asia.
A mate bought a selection last year - the quality was shockingly bad for the price & all include synthetic JC which I hate.
Steer clear in my view.
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Neither would I pay £12 a fly, I have two frodin samurai flies I gave £7 for, they swim well in the water, I admit they caught jack but little else caught on that particular trip.There is plenty of over priced paraphernalia in the salmon world so I won't kick Frodin for earning, at least he can fishI totally agree about the crap music videos thing. He gets it that salmon fishing is a natural outdoor activity. I still won't pay 12 quid for a fly though!
unless I think it might catch me an extra salmon!
Brilliant!I met him at Dess on the Dee many years ago.
While I was speaking to him, my mate picked up his fly box which he had left open on the picnic table to have a look at his flies.
When he turned round and saw this he went ballistic shouting that these were secret flies and nobody was allowed to see them. I pointed out that if that was the case it might have been better not to leave the box lying open in a public place.
That of course made things worse so we parted having agreed to differ.
Not the most pleasant fisherman I have ever met.