A new season – the trout is out there

This is my first blog of the year – and I’m opening 2014 with a slight rewritten statement from the old 80’s television series X-files. Partly because Ulla and I during the holyday have been enjoying Mulder and Scully’s supernatural mysteries once again– but mainly because… uhm… I couldn’t resist the temptation :0) The weather […]

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The Teeny Nymph revisited

Back in the late 80’s I was a big fan of Jim Teeny. I was carrying his fly lines in my fly shop, and using them myself as well. It was the Teeny Mini-tip sink tip lines and the T-series of sinking lines. I still have some of these lines. But… for some reason I […]

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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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Trueblood Shrimp

Today I found myself in need of an uncomplicated scud- or shrimp pattern. Having tied a lot of classic flies lately, I decided to find the pattern for Ted Trueblood’s simple Trueblood Shrimp. All you need for this one is a wet fly hook (I prefer a 2x long version, like Mustad 3906B or substitutes), […]

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Will the real Woolly Worm please stand up?

If you do a Google search for the Woolly Worm you are going to find a lot of links with hackled flies that are relatively true to the origin of this fly, but you will also find some flies that has only a very slight resemblance to the original. I like to experiment as much […]

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While I’m waiting for rain

September traditionally offers lots of fly fishing opportunities around here, but this year… well the start of the autumn kind of sucks. We’ve had a warm and dry summer, and the rivers are running low, clear and warm. That means a delay in the run of sea trout. I’ve spent several late evenings and some […]

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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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Kittelfjall – Arctic grayling and the Goldhead Nymph

Had a crazy fishy road trip this summer. Lasse and I were cruising the southern part of Swedish Lapland looking for trout, char and grayling. Besides from experiencing close encounters with hordes of bloodthirsty Laplandic mosquitoes we did find some great fishing as well: Especially in the Kittelfjall region. The grayling was numerous and the […]

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Tying and fishing the Booby Fly – new book out now

The first book in our new series of fly fishing books is completed. Tying and fishing the Booby Fly is now available as a Kindle edition e-book from Amazon.com You can buy the Kindle edition or download a free sample from the book here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=tying+and+fishing+the+Booby+fly Next step is to get the book out in an […]

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