Caenis tied by Leon Links

The idea of making a wingburner popped up when I read an article of Leon Links in a Dutch flyfishing magazine.  It was about tying a Caenis and he used a wingburner to make the wing. The lack of good quality wingburners on the market decided me to develop my own for the Caenis. After a lot of experimenting, the result was a solid tool that works well to make wings. Some other shapes and sizes were developed and finally a complete set “Dry only” coming with wooden stand available for dedicated flytyers. How nice it was, Leon Links was one of the first who bought a complete set and we made several times an appointment to go out for photography of insects, specially the Caenis.

How to use the wingburners you find on my website several step by step tying patterns and there is a page how to make your own realistic looking wings. Every wingburner comes with a file (Jpeg) that can be used to print on suitable films.

Look at the dutch website for

ordering decal films and waterslide decal.

Wingburners are available on my webshop and can

also be bought at Traditional Hengelsport in Utrecht.