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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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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Lots of fly tying sessions this month

I’m doing a small series of fly tying sessions at the moment. Last week I visited Laurits Flowbinner and his friends in Aarhus. We tied two flies of my own design: Shades of Green and Ragnarok. I had a splendid evening with lots of fishing stories, good beer, apple pie and hot coffee. Thanks to […]

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Moving to a new fishing room

Spend a good part of last week working on my new fishing room/ study. Had to replace the floor and do a bit of repair work around a window – and now things are shaping up nicely. But… moving all of my fishing tackle and fly tying stuff seems like a good occasion to sort […]

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Tying and fishing the Booby Fly – now as iBook

This season I’ve had some great fishing adventures, and one specific fly type has made my day under a lot of different situations. The Booby Fly is a life saver, when trout play hard to get. I have written a book about my ideas and experiences with this fly type – and… finally… it is […]

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Back when Fenwick fly rods were the hottest sticks in town

The fly tackle business is a battlefield where every tackle company (just like the mad lab mouse Brainy) is trying to gain world domination. World domination, I guess, should be gained by making the best products and delivering the best service and customer support. But more and more often I get a feeling that the […]

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Falling leaves, cool streams and vintage fly tackle

I have a confession to make. I can look through this year’s new, shiny catalogs from just about any fly tackle manufacturer (most of the catalogs are online nowadays) – and I don’t feel hot under the collar… or anywhere else. The newest, lightest and fastest sticks don’t trigger my GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) anymore. […]

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Poul Jorgensen and a salmon fly

Last night a good friend gave me a present that made me remember a very special man we both had the pleasure to meet and learn from. The present was a beautiful salmon fly tied by the master of fly tying, the late Poul Jorgensen. It was a Silver Grey Stack-Wing Spey – and, as […]

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Tying and Fishing the Booby Fly – Firetail Booby – Sample from the book

Firetail Booby I invented this pattern more than a decade ago. I was inspired by flies like Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer and a lot of the colourful steelhead flies. What I wanted was hot colours and flash, but I also wanted it to be a little bit subdued. The solution was to hide the […]

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Tying and fishing the Booby Fly – Meet the Booby Fly – sample from the book

Meet the Booby Fly Top producing outlaw with a catchy name   Meet the Booby Fly It has a funky name, it is kind of goofy looking – but it is one of the most efficient and consistently top producing flies for trout… and pretty much anything else that swims. So effective, actually, that it […]

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