Who is MAD? Well, this is MAD. Born in 1972 and raised in Mörrum, Sweden.
At the age of 13 I was walking with a friend along the River Mörrum when he was selling flies to fishermen and I thought, this is a great idea to make some money.
My friend learned me the basic techniques of fly tying. After that I borrowed 500,00 kr from my father and bought the equipment needed to start tying. I made flies that sold with great success at the first attempt along the river.
In 1986 I started fishing in River Mörrum myself, 14 years old. For several years I fished and tied flies.
I worked professionally for a few years tying flies for a living, but by 1993 life took a turn for me and I stopped tying as my profession.
In the spring of 2020, my partner and I were walking along the River Mörrum on a lovely day in May when she suddenly says "why don't you start tying flies again?"
I took a quick decision to start again, and here we are, it has become my profession again and I love it.
Fredrik "MAD" Wallin