Welcome to the Links & More page, this page contains links to other web sites I like and some design drawings by James Harper who owned the William Brown business in the early 1900's just to make it a bit more interesting. Please let me know of other web sites that are of a similar topic that I have not yet included. (All links checked and updated 4th Feb 2014)
Chris Sandford is a great guy, I used to spend sometime with him when I lived in England, he is one of the UKs most knowledgeable experts in vintage fishing tackle and is a mean fly tyer. His web site has a series of videos called "Stuff" which I really enjoy, based around tying a trout fly, but with lots of talk about vintage tackle and fly-tying equipment, if you have sometime I highly recommend you have a look at it.
I'm often (honestly!) asked to tie flies for people, I don't have time to tie many for myself let alone anyone else, but if you want to buy good quality (at a decent price) I would suggest you either get in contact with Philip Gelndining (see the Clunie fly story here) or get in touch with Sean here (who also sells his fine flies in the Post Office in Kincardine O'Neil - a village on the Dee) - I do take my hat off to these guys, how they can produce such a quality product for such a low price I don't know...
Dean Smith has recently set up a web site that explores the little items of a bygone age, tins, bottles, gadgets, flytying vices etc. Very interesting vices - you don't often get to see collections like this. http://www.tackletreasures.com/
If you are ever in the South West of Ireland may I strongly suggest you contact Dominic to arrange fishing - I know from experience that he will sort you out and guide you to the fish! http://www.fishingwithdom.com
Bob Frandsen supplies me with pictures of his very fine classic salmon flies, it's always great to get a email from him with his most recent masterpiece, he enjoys the more obscure patterns, which just happens to fit well with this site! He ties allsorts of flies as you can seen on his website http://bobfly.webs.com/
Ally Gowan inventor and tier of modern day classic flies including the Allys Shrimp and Cascade, get yours from the right place! http://www.letsflyfish.com/
If you need to get good material for your classic flies here are two sites that I use, the first is in the USA http://www.feathersmc.com/ the second in the UK http://www.cookshill-flytying.co.uk/ there are others but these two are probably the only two you need to know for 90% of the materials required and they are good blokes (which counts)