Mountain Man Creations

Henry of Mountain Man Creations makes unique feather jewelery and fishing flies, offering one of the largest collection of feather earrings and brooches on Etsy. Born and raised in Bermuda, Henry is proud to say that one world record has been taken on one of his original flies!

Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
I got Into fly tying about 20 years ago. Tying flies mainly for myself. Living in Bermuda you could not buy flies or materials for fly tying at that time. When I moved to Canada 5 years ago I began tying flies for lake fishing for myself and my wife. I sold flies on Ebay for awhile but got tired of trying to compete with Chinese imports.
The earrings started a few months ago. I went to a local art gallery and asked were my flies considered art. The lady took one look and said they would make great earrings. The rest as they say is history.
All of my Feather Jewellery is hand tied, not crimped. Over 90% of feather jewellery for sale on the Internet is crimped. Tied jewelery allows for more creativity in the way they are finished and is harder to do.

What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
fish and hunt
All of my materials I use in my shop are purchased from commercial suppliers.

What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your shop?
Getting my photos right

What item in your shop would you most like to receive as a gift if someone were shopping for you?
The Shy Fly

When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A nursery man

What other shops or artists out there do you love?

What does your future hold?
The future is bright and full of promise