Hi everybody! My name is Mindaugas, I’m the dude that’s behind the name of StonedFly. But telling the truth there‘s nothing really important nor interesting to say when it comes about my humble persona… I guess what does might matter is the fact that I‘ve been into fly-tying for around twenty years now, and stubbornly just won’t give it up. As far as I can remember, I’ve tied my very first fly in the year of 1992. And that was a beginning of, I’d say, an obsession, that followed me ever since. In high school, university and civil service… During all these periods I became pretty convinced that there’s nothing more important in social life than fly-fishing. And for quite a time already my life revolves around it. I live on the bank of our main salmon river, my two kids now can spell “Templedog” and “Intruder” and I make my living tying flies professionally, guiding a bit and doing some work at our tiny company that sells fly-fishing tackle and arranges fishing trips. And I’m pretty happy about that.
DISCLAIMER: StonedFly do not operate like a conventional fly-tying factory. I do not commit any of my patterns to any existing tying-house. All the flies listed in the shop I tie from the scratch in my tying studio at home. Besides that, all the materials used are amongst of a finest quality available on today’s market. e.g. FutureFly, Daiichi hooks etc.