Vig's Big Flies My friend Duane Vigue's site, Classic and Contemporary Featherwing Streamers and Sporting Art.
Great Feathers Visit my good friend Mike Kidd at Great Feathers in Sparks, Maryland for many of those hard to find specialty items you can't get anywhere else. Specializing in North Country Spiders and the like.
Historic Angling Enterprises My friend Paul Jones has put together an amazing store for Fly and Course Tackle from the 1400's to the MID-1800's. Must be seen to be appreciated.
Fly Fish the Island Prince Edward's Island, Canada that is. Visit my new friend Dwayne Miller, PEI"S foremost Atlantic Salmon Outfitter.
A Fly Fishing History By Dr Andrew Herd This is probably the most interesting site ever created on the History of Fly Fishing. Of particular interest is the section called The Gaudy Salmon Fly but the entire site is NOT to be missed.
Dharma Trading Company Jacquard Acid Dyes, now my favorite and most highly recommended supplier of Hobbyist dyes. Fly Dye had been my choice of currently available dyes for my products but if you read their link toward the bottom of this page, you'll see why they no longer are. Jacquard seems to work every bit as well and they are a fraction of the cost. That and I can't recommend Dharma's Professional Textile Detergent enough as a substitute for Dawn or Synthrapol either in the pre-washing or dyebath. That and I like their customer service. My orders have been shipped the same day as ordered, and they weren't simple small orders either.
Michael Radencich Mike is a close and politically like minded friend. A true "Renaissance Man" of extraordinary talent. Mike has recently built a new website dedicated solely to tying Salmon Flies.
Jens Pilgaard A trusted and good friend that has a terrific site dedicated to the unusual and very hard to get materials that go into Salmon Flies. He has the real stuff as well as some unbelievable substitutes. Both in English and Danish.
www.jpdessaigne.com/Jean Paul Dessaigne Jean Paul is a gifted tyer and a spectacular photographer. A lovely site with beautiful pictures. You will have to speak French to understand what he has written but his photographs speak for themselves.
Bob Veverka Bob has a talent and love for tying Spey and Dee flies with few rivals. His site has a good mixture Classic and Contemporary Salmon flies as well as some extraordinary Salt Water patterns and Classic Rangely style Streamers.
The Contented Angler Joe and Amy Gablick have a rather unusual UnPro Fly Fishing Shop and a very nice web site. Joe is a very accomplished tier of all flies but excels a t Salmon.
Angling Classics Stevie Munn is a new friend. He is a Professional Fly Dresser and Angling Consultant from Co. Antrim in N.Ireland.
Gajaflies Fly Tying Fabrizio Gajardino has given us a nice bi-lingual web site to look at offering truly lovely flies,both fishing and full dressed.
Salmon Fly.net This is a MUST VISIT site for the Salmon Fly enthusiast. Agreat site for any fly tyer.
Classic Fly Tying Forum Classic Salmon, Wet Flies and Streamer Fly Tying where members post their own flies and comments. A great place to interact.
Canada On the Fly My Friend Ken Van Every is pleased to announce the launch of CanadaOnTheFly.com a new Fly Fishing website for Canada. This web site is designed as a Canadian Fly Fishing directory with hundreds of websites and counting to assist the fly fishing enthusiast and complementary business. You can now explore all web sites pertaining to fly fishing in Canada, United States and Internationally all in one place.
FlyTying Ireland Flytying Ireland was conceived by Peter Dunne as a means to promote and share via the WWW, the great sporting history and tradition that our country has enjoyed over the millenia. Irish fly dressers of old were blessed with great skill and imagination and gave to the world fly patterns that are still tied and used with great success even today. It is also the home of the 2006 Irish Open Flytying Championship.
Birding on the web, sites in no particular order. Some have been targeted to a specific a bird or birds by me so be sure to start other searches from the point I take you. Others I simply take you to the Home Page:
Fotosearch Stock Photography and Stock Footage of birds as well as many other things. Stephen Salava of Fotosearch: "We have over one million images and I think that we would be an excellent addition to your website as a reference/resource. We have several thousand images relating to birds along with hundreds of free video previews of all kinds of birds! I think that it would be a great way for people to research what different types of birds look like, where they live and how they live. I think that we would be a great addition to your site. Thank you Stephen, I agree. I have linked to the section on Parrots be sure to look elsewhere on the site
Natural History Museum, London. I've routed you to the Pyroderus section.
ARKive Images of Life on Earth by the BBC
Audubon Galleries "Offers material from the greatest age of natural history illustration in ornithology"
Ecology Info "Where the world finds information on ecology" (translated to English)
Avian Visual Cognition Bird display/sexual behavior
GBWF gbwf.org, the internet resource for enthusiasts of galliformes.
United Peafowl Association The largest source of peafowl information on the Internet! Includes Peacock Pheasants
Kori Bustard at National Zoo
Siskiyou Aviary Kate Davidson's specialty is raising exotic birds and collecting their feathers for various artistic themes.
NBS/ISCC Color System The NBS/ISCC system is a standardized set of color terms that has many advantages when working with colors.
Fly Dye Products and pricing. The dyes I used to prefer and use the most. Now, I'm afraid they have priced themselves out of my league. They are still very good products however they have trippled in price in the past few years. I now use and recommend Jacquard, see their link at the top of the page.
Federation of Fly Fishers