My name is Bent Arild Mathiesen and live way up in the north of Norway in a town called Tromsø. I am 54 years old, married and have 2 kids, 25 and 29 years old. I work as a fuel truck operator at the airport here in Tromsø.
I have tied flies since I was 15. Mainly flies for trout, sea trout, char and grayling. Started in September 2015 tying the classic salmon flies, and have not looked back ever since. I find that so exiting and challenging to do.
I fish almost all year long, mainly for sea trout here in the north. But also for searun char and brown trout.
This year for The Virtual Irish Fly Fair I have created a step by step pattern (see below)