About us

David Nelson

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My grandmother instilled in me a deep love for the outdoors from a young age, and when I was three-years old, my uncle taught me how to fish--although he'll tell you he "just brought me to the water." My passion for fishing quickly emerged, and ever since I have seldom been found without a fishing rod. To this day, my family recalls how I would fish whenever or wherever I could, or even "cast into a puddle," and somehow have the best luck of anyone they had even known.

I started fly-fishing at age 26, and complete and total immersion into this new world was rapid. I have focused on it ever since. Given my fishing prowess with bait and spin gear, the transition to the fly was enjoyable, and I found success in a relatively short time. Now in my 40's, I can claim 20 years on the water with a fly pole! I love to fish two-handed rods, whether from a boat or shore. The spey rods really help to cover the water in some urban scenarios that do not allow room for a back cast, and the overhead rods really shine when you need some extra distance.


My flies have not been dreamed up and created from a void. They have grown from experience and from the influence of many talented fly-tyers, whom I hold in great reverence. I suppose my own style could be described as an attempt to connect my own understanding of fishing with the knowledge of the fly-tying Sages.

 
I tie flies in homage to the fish, out of respect to the beauty of the world we live in, and to its many game fish that I pursue with love and admiration. They are more than worthy of the time and creativity I expend at the vise. I'm fortunate that early on Bob Popovics took me under his wing so to speak, giving of his tutelage and generous spirit. I have received acknowledgment of my work in the form of numerous features in books and magazines. 






Our Story

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Squimpish flies Premium Fly tying material was born out of my obession of finding the best materials. I always thought that fly tyers deserve better! After some careful thought and consideration, my wife Stephie and I took the plunge into this interesting endevour making custom synthetic material the way I always invisioned it.