yup, Markus Hoffman‘s crawled out of his Guinness-Flavored man-cave and gone into town to bring us this unusually located tasty-yummy swedish half-in/half-out, midge-chironomid-buzzer ‘Frisörmyggan‘ treat *
since the fly itself is a little hard to see on the vid, Markus gracefully provided a few pics to wet your lacquered and well gelled appetite. enjoy !
* ‘Midge-Hairdresser’ (yeah, goofy but as long as it isn’t Surströmming and it catches fish i can live with it)
** be sure to click on either pic for a selection of Markus’ trippy tying tutorials previously posted on the Cobra
Markus Hoffman says it’s a caddis imitation. not being so sure as to what he’s referring to i did a little research for myself-
animal |ˈanəməl| noun a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli: animals such as unspecific flies adapt badly to a caged, boxed life |humans are the only animals who weep when they can’t decide on the right fly to use whereas flies think it’s funny when humans weep. • any such living organism other than a human being: No other creature feels compelled to tie flies or fly fish. • a mammal, as opposed to a bird, reptile, fish, or insect: the snowfall seemed to have chased all birds, animals, and fly tiers indoors to lay their eggs. • a person whose behavior is regarded as devoid of human attributes or civilizing influences: ”those men have to be animals, they’re constantly pointing their thumbs towards the heavens”. • [ with adj. or noun modifier ] a particular type of person or thing: a regular party animal | wha ?…
hmmm, i’m still very much clueless and will have to find a better dictionary… but it’s a lovely video that gets this cat’s thumbs-up approval. you might want to share this with your kids, enjoy !
funny, just the other day i was wondering when Markus Hoffman would treat us to a new video and bingo ! one pops up out of his deep and dark and Guiness fumed, mantuary with a super-sweet realistical yet accessible to the average tier version of an emerging midge larvae.
with a nice soundtrack reminiscent of Davis and a few pauses to take away tying stress… once again we get to see a great fly being made and get to take in a few tricks of the trade at the same time. enjoy !
there’s a bunch of excellent tiers out there but once again, Markus serves us what is certainly the most enjoyable and delicious mix of tying, atmosphere, good-natured fun, non-obnoxious music and well, an excellent looking fly…
for more of Markus’ tying videos previously posted here be sure to click the link above. enjoy !
we’ve seen Markus Hoffman’s fantabulous fly tying videos here, here and hereand now we get to see the next step of his obsession with art, insects, trout and fly fishing.
it’s fascinating to watch, however if you don’t like high speed, thrashy loud music that involves monster-like screaming as a singing form, i’d seriously recommend turning down the volume… enjoy !
by Markus Hoffman
Wow, Wow, Wow and Wow !
this time we’re treated to the ‘Overworked Shaved Edition’ and what a treat it is !
(yes, something special happens somewhere around the middle of the video, you’ll just have to wait and see)
i could go on and on but this little film tells it’s story on it’s own so i’ll just shut up. enjoy !