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Serendipity was the word that came to mind when the Founder of Serendib Stanley De Silva first laid eyes on a batch of beautiful Fishing Flies, which made him to chose the name Serendib Flys as the name of the Company.
How this happened was that a friend of his who was employed in the Middle East was looking out for a person who was willing to undertake a project of tying flies on a commercial basis in Sri Lanka for an American Gentleman.
Although our Founder was very enthusiastic he did not know the difference between the head or tail of a Fly, but it so happened that the American Gentleman our Mentor , whose name was Jim Dinnebeck and our Founder, was of the same calibre, both were very hardworking and persevering, and these traits enabled our Mentor to pass on the basics of Fly Tying to our Founder.,
Although at first it was a challenge and then a hobby for our Founder he later on decided to use this knowledge to augment his monthly income that he received working for the National Airline. It was then that he commenced training a few tiers which worked as a small cottage industry.
This endeavour which commenced in the year 1982 has now grown into a Factory that employs approximately 100 Fly Tiers who are capable of tying over a 1000 different patterns of Standard as well as Custom Patterns for Customers in many Countries to their entire satisfaction.