My name is Juho Kupsala and I live in Raahe, Finland in a small town named Olkijoki. I born here in Olkijoki in the year 1992. I have fished several years now and i have started tying flies sence 12.5.2006 when the “beginners package” arrived and have flyfished just one season.. Yes, i started tying before flyfishing but I have fished ever sence i was six-years old.
When i started tying flies it was very hard, because there was nobody to teach me. I learned by my self, step-by-step, and created my own way to tie flies and it has turned out quite well i suppose. I always tie concentrated and do the best I can. I like tying a little more complex flies than normal, like Classic wet-flies, Dry-flies, Allsorts of Salmon flies and Streamers. Usually I invent my on recipes but i do tie known ones too. I have some own techniques and i like using them, for example:”Flossdubbing technique”, “Katko-Deceiver technique”(pikefly) and the “Unthreaded body tying” technique.. Someone else might have invented them before and I haven’t just heard.. You can find the “Flossbody-technique” from here .
Competitions? Yes, I have tried two times without luck and skills (in the beginning).. I hope I can win FTOTY, Mustad Scandinavian Open or FQSA someday, thats my goal, and that’s why I keep on trying.. Also I will someday try my luck in Finnish Championship, which I find very high-class. I hope you will hear more of me soon!
Yep, this is the way I am and you’ll find me hanging around the tying forums in the internet.