The Krogsgaard Series

Some of the most famous historic Danish flies are the Krogsgaard Series. This series of flies was designed by Hardy Bros. England – but the British designs were based on a large survey of the insects that were common in streams hosting trout and grayling. Olaf Krogsgaard and J. Kr. Findal did this work in […]

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The Young & Sons Condex fly reel

When it comes to fly reels I’m kind of biased. I’m deeply fascinated by classic reels from Young & Sons, Hardy, Martin, Pflueger and a few other manufacturers. I personally don’t think a fly reel should look like a donut or a flying saucer. Today I shot a series of photos of a couple of […]

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Soldier Palmer – fly tying – video

Cool looking and super simple wet fly. Besides… this is a variation of one of the oldest flies known, the Red Palmer – which is mentioned by Izaak Walton (1653) and maybe even Dame Juliana Berners (1496). Anyway… trout still love it! Soldier Palmer Hook: Wetfly # 6 – 14 Tread: Black or red Tail: […]

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Black & Peacock Spider – fly tying – video

Classic wet fly invented by British stillwater fly fishing pioner, Tom C. Ivens. This pattern dates back to the early 1950’s. The body of this one should be short and fat, and the hackle spider style length – about 2 x the hook gap. Imitates water snails, midges and different kinds of water beetles. This […]

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