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Surface Tensions

Inspired by a famous stretch of the River Test (known as the Oakley Beat) owned by the National Trust at Mottisfont, Surface Tensions takes as its starting point the the unique ecology, history, ritual (fly fishing) and geology (chalk) present here, and explores how all this might be affected by climate change.

My frictionless fly

Watching videos of fly tying, I’m aware of how tight the feathers and string are tied around the hook. The fly tyer never lets the twine relax, always maintaining tension […]