Salty gammarus

We are getting close to Solstice and winter is on our doorstep. When the temperatures are dropping my approach to sea trout fishing in saltwater typically means downscaling. Small shrimp or gammarus flies in hot colors are my go-to winter flies. Last winter my friend, Staffan Lindstrøm, sent me a package containing a lot of […]

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Klaus Frimor – guide, casting instructor… and a nice guy

Most days I love my jobs. I write books, play guitar in a rock’n’roll band and go fishing. In some periods I do more fishing than writing:0) When I sneak along the shoreline of a Danish fjord casting for sea trout I often send a friendly thought to those of my friends, who are working […]

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Pike fishing in River Guden

Wednesday Preben and I decided to have a go at pike fishing in River Guden, Denmark’s longest river. Problem was that the river had been flooding seriously during the storm last week. The water level still was a bit high. And we only had one car available on that day, so a classic downstream float […]

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Beauty and the beasts

Tuesday evening I was fly tying with Lasse.  It is becoming a cozy tradition that we are doing a few sessions every winter. This time Lasse was in a classic mood, and tied some beautiful spey flies. I was into a more simple production mindset, and tied 18 nymphs: Girdle Bug, Bitch Creek and Hares […]

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Girdle Bug – ugly but very effective

One of the main reasons that I love fly tying is being able to create something beautiful… that actually will catch fish. I try to stock my fly boxes with a lot of classic and nice looking flies. But… there are a few exceptions form the rule. One of the more ugly looking flies is […]

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G&H Sedge Variant

Yesterday I tried to tie dry flies, while a savage storm was busy making a large hole in our roof. It sounded like an elephant was dancing on the ceiling – and the noise made it a bit difficult to concentrate. Today a friendly carpenter is working on the roof, and I’m into more fly […]

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A dry fly rod and a storm front

I’ve been sneaking around various auction sites for a while now, looking for a nice classic dry fly rod. I especially felt a strong urge to wrap my casting hand around the Portuguese cork handle on a vintage Sage LL (Light Line) rod. But the owners of rods from this early Sage linage, it seems, […]

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STH IM-series cassette- classy and versatile reels made in Argentina

The cassette fly reel concept seldom seems to go hand in hand with words like quality workmanship and classic design – but I have found some exceptions. In my little working collection of classic (or at least classy) fly reel I have an IM-2 cassette reel made by STH Reels in Argentina. I bought this […]

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Clouser Deep Minnow

Trout season is over (in freshwater at least), and I am slowly turning my attention towards pike, perch and other predators. Tonight I am tying Bob Clouser’s Deep Minnow in white/chartreuse and white/root beer color combinations. Bob Clouser pretty much reinvented the bucktail jig, and turned fly fishers on to the idea. At first glance […]

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Ragnarok – and chaos will rise

In case you are wondering, what the f… this has to do with fly tying and fly fishing. Well to be honest, I’m not sure – but… I got a hunch. I am working on and off on an interesting project – or at least I think it is. I want to make a series […]

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