The Big Hole Demon – and the power of three

This fly was born on the banks of the Big Hole River in Montana, but somehow it crossed the Atlantic and became a super popular streamer fly in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia. Over the years The Big Hole Demon has been tied in all kinds of variations in colour, materials and overall appearance. […]

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Soft Hackle Tubes version II

I have been fishing Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer for decades, and I have made my share of variations over the theme. One of the most successful versions has been my Soft Hackle Tube. Recently I made a few improvements to the fly, combining the soft spey-like blood plume marabou feathers with large schlappen feathers […]

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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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Switching vintage fly rods

I’ve got a bunch of old and classic Hardy fly rods in lengths from 9’-10´ to 10´6”. AFTM classes range from 6 to 8. It’s Favourite-, De Luxe- and Sovereign models. Most of these have a full flexing action – and would in my point of view make splendid switch rods. Problem was I couldn’t […]

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Bucktail tube flies

Winter is here, and I guess I should have turned my attention towards pike and perch now. But… this season is uhm… special. I can’t seem to get my mind of trout, sea trout and salmon. So since there really is not much trouty stuff going on at the moment… at least not in freshwater […]

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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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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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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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Small stream sea trout fishing

Yesterday while having breakfast I got a text message from my friend Lasse, telling that he was going fishing in one of our local small streams. I considered joining him. An hour later a new message ticked in: This time with a photo of a nice 3 pound sea trout. That was more than I […]

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