Come rain or come shine

I had a wet but cozy fishing trip with my friend Lasse last night. We were gambling. It seems that most of our local streams have had an early run of large silver sea trout. Not many… but large fresh run fish in superb condition. We had not, though, heard any reports from Lerkenfeld River, […]

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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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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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Shades of Green – my favorite sea trout fly

Flies that are tied in-the-round like palmers, Woolly Worms, Wooly Buggers and many Baltic sea trout flies has a vibe of simplicity. They are just effective with a workman-like vibe. And I use these flies a lot for saltwater as well as for freshwater fishing. This spring I made a new pattern. It was nothing […]

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Sea trout don’t wear stripes… do they?

Yesterday the weather was grey, rainy and pretty windy, so I decided to have a go at the sea trout in one of my local rivers. I fished a giant Muddler fly on an intermediate line. The buoyancy of the spun deerhair head made the fly bulge, and created a hefty V-shaped wake on the […]

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Shoot to kill

Well I finally surrendered. I’ve never been a big fan of the line basket, but lately I found myself getting pissed more often than usual when fishing for sea trout. Wind, loose seaweed, algae and just plain old line tangle seemed to collaborate in an effort to mess up a fair percentage of my casts. […]

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I (nearly) got skunked today

I’ve been in a fly fisherman’s feeding frenzy zone lately. I’ve been going to the fjord, casting to sea trout, hooking and landing them. Not exactly routinely… but most days this roughly was the pattern. I felt dangerous… and perhaps I was. Anyway, I had a crazy week and felt rather confident in my own […]

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More sea trout to the green fly

Ulla and I had great fishing on the coast yesterday. We ran into a shoal of large sea trout – that is large for this fjord anyway. I managed to pick three fish from the shoal before we packed up. All in the 20 – 22 inch range (50-60 cm.) The weather was rather husky […]

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Sea trout on a sunny afternoon

A short trip to the fjord paid off today. 5 lbs. of silver sea trout grabbed a simple palmer style fly I’d tied just before leaving home. The head cement on the green fly probably wasn’t dry, when the first trout of the day smacked it. It was a hard fighting fish that was in […]

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Articulated Shank flies

Well the name certainly sounds a bit more interesting than waddingtons – but it can be hard to spot the difference. That doesn’t mean that I’m not impressed with the new articulated shanks from Flymens Fishing Co. I love them. They come in a lot of different types, lengths and colors. And it’s a great […]

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