The Mallard & Claret heritage

  Red wine most often gives me a headache – so when it comes to drinking… I’m more of a beer kind of guy. But I love the colour of claret. Guess it goes all the way back to some of the first flies I tied and caught trout on. Back then the Mallard and […]

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Chartreuse Zonker – new video SBS

Today I added a new video to my Youtube Channel. This time it’s a Chartreuse Zonker. The Zonker is a design, that usually has a strip of rabbit skin as wing – but a lot of other skin types can be used. Check out my blog on Ahrex Hooks, if you want to know more […]

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Pattegrisen (the Pink Pig) – fly tying – video

This is my my take on Pattegrisen, probably the most popular and famous Danish saltwater fly ever. It was developed by Claus Eriksen back in 2006 – with some inspiration from Morten Oland’s Spey Shrimp. It’s a killer for sea trout. The fly is tied on an Ahrex NS150 hook. Claus was actually part of […]

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Amber Softhackle Streamer – salmon and steelhead fly tying – video

I’m a big fan of the late Jack Gartside, and I’ve tied a lot of his wonderful Soft Hackle Streamer. I have used it for decades for trout, perch, pike and a variety of saltwater predators as well. This is my own variations on Jack’s pattern, using blood quill marabou, schlappen feathers and jungle cock […]

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A Soft Dog on my trail

Recently I got hold of a bunch of Whiting Soft Hackle with Chickabou patches – more precise the Coq De Leon hen saddles. All of these had markings resembling the partridge body hackles – and some were dyed in subdued pastel colours. I immediately saw the possibilities for making some beautiful soft hackle spider wet […]

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Fashion changes – but style endures

Hooks are the backbones of most artificial flies, and we fly tiers tend to get kind of emotional about this particular piece of steel. Sure… we choose hooks out of practical purposes. We want them to be strong, light or heavy, have a sharp point and lots of other features – depending on their actual […]

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Sculpin Helmet flies – swimming under water – video

In this video I take 4 different streamer flies for a swim in a local clear water stream. All flies are tied on Ahrex Hooks and use Sculpin Helmets and Fish Skulls from Flymen Fishing Company. The Tube fly is tied on Pro Sportfisher’s Flexitube. The three sculpins are tied with the hook pointing up, […]

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Nightwatchman – Pike fly tying – video

The Nightwatchman is my own pattern, and a personal favourite for fishing in low light conditions: Dusk, dawn, nighttime and days with dark skies, rain and thunder. This version is tied mostly for pike and other large predators, but it is great streamer for trout as well. When the Nightwatchman is doing its rounds… things […]

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Chartreuse Sneaker – Pike fly tying – video

When you wan’t to knock rocks, hug structure, fish weedy areas or crawl lilly pads – this fly can be your sneaky ticket. This is an easy tie, but has lots of movement in the water. I tie this type in a variety of colors and sizes. Tied on an Ahrex Texas Predator hook for […]

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Sunburst Pike Slider – Pike fly tying – video

  Made for pike, musky, bass and other predators The large woolhead push a lot of water, and calls for attention – while sliding just under the surface.   Share

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