When you are a public person, or some sort of ”Guru” especially in a salmon fishing community, there’s always people who follow you and like what you doing, like your flies, thoughts and your experiences, and then there’s always people who dislike everything you say and do.
Many of us watched Frödin´s films, articles etc. and I think most of us are just jealous cause he have a chance to fish places where most of us just can dream about.
It is everyone’s own decision how much you want to share public what you are doing, in these times when Social Media controls everything..
I believe it is not easy to make a living in salmon fishing business.
But, about the original dilemma, prices of flies.. Well, I will not or cannot comment about flies he is selling, but 15 Euros, which is like 12 pounds I believe, is nothing for the good fly. I tied out flies a long time and materials I used for my flies cost so much that most of the price just covers the material costs.
There is no ”Right” price for the flies. It is just between the tier and customer.
If you pay 20 Euros for the fly, which is tied from the best possible materials by someone who really knows what he is doing via his experience and you have the durable fly, which dont get stuck, having a great shape, swims beautifully and looked deadly, and you believe it, you also fish better.
And if you land fish of the life time with that ”too expensive ” fly, at that moment it maybe doesn’t feel that expensive at all anymore…
From reading here, it seems like the issue that the flies that some folk ordered are being charged at a premium because of the name, rather than the quality of the materials and tying? (See Mammoth69's post)