Which fishing fly is named after a god, a magician, a prison escapee, the plague, a cocktail, a bullfighter?
Anglers, enter the strange world of the secrets behind what's in your fly box, with some of the most spectacular pictures of the most magnificent flies ever to catch fish.
They are all here in the information-packed Time Flies App.
It's a year's worth of flies. 365 different flies for trout fishing, sea fishing, salmon fishing. Every day for a year, a different fishing fly and its history will appear on your phone.
The first of the 365Apps series has been launched with a fanatical fraternity of brothers and sisters throughout the world in mind, the fly fisherman and fly fisherwoman.
To catch fish, all this this amazing group requires is, a fishing rod, fishing reel and fishing flies, the latter made of fur, feather or synthetics.
But in an unusual twist few of these anglers know what history and intrigue lies behind these strangely woven pieces of feather they cast on the end of their fly lines. Yet they use them for everything from trout, to salmon, to tarpon, to sailfish. Without giving them even a second thought.
So,where did these tiny lures come from? What’s their genesis? Have they been around 50 years or 500? Who dreamed up the ideas or the colors?
Why does one fly have a hairwing or is deep purple in colour? Doesn’t a Coachman look a bit like a Royal Wulff? Where did the world-famous red tag fly come from? When was the gaudy fly revolution? Who was the woman who put US flies on the world map?
It’s all there in the Time Flies app covers a year of great value. Every day, a picture of a new fly, tied by Bob Frandsen, an award-winning fly tier on the world stage, is downloaded.
Every morning there’s an alert of a new fly, complete with its own unusual secret history. Learn about the fights and frictions as different claimants put their cases for inventing them; which salmon flies were around in the 1700s, which trout fly patterns caught thousands of fish in their day, but are never used by today’s anglers; which saltwater flies are taking over the trout fly kingdom; who were the kings of innovation for saltwater flies; which trout flies made the journey from the US to the UK; what fly represents the future in the world of fly tying.
These are some spectacular trout fly and salmon fly images, produced by a master craftsman in fly tying. Creatures whose images can be shared through the Time Flies App on social media at the touch of the screen.
Every day another fishing fly that adds to the collection.
Every day a fact or two to add to the knowledge of even the most fanatical of fly fishermen. Every day something to brighten the day of every fly fisherman!