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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Snipe & Purple

I like the no nonsense attitude of North Country spider flies. They are stripped to the bone, but still maintain a fabulous grace and style. Classics like Partridge & Orange and the beautiful Snipe & Purple are two of my favorite spiders. On the Snipe & Purple I often use natural blue dun hen hackle […]

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Sinking fly line and the Booby Fly

The days when fish don’t seem eager to commit suicide (ok… they probably would be released anyway:0) – are the days when you really have to experiment with your fishing techniques. It can be inspiring, frustrating and educating… depending on your mindset on the actual day. Well… I had a pretty frustrating day on the […]

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Remember the ABU Optic flies anyone?

Here is one for the squirrel tail theme. Do you remember Callgirl, Streamtease, Pinup and Playboy. Well if you grew up in the sixties and seventies you probably do. My first rod and reel was a spinning outfit, and at that time spinning tackle didn’t get any better than the products made in Svängsta, Sweden. […]

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Hairwing flies and squirrel tails

When I started fly tying more than 3 decades ago, squirrel tails were used in a lot of the fly patterns that first caught my eye. I tied some quill-winged wet flies as well – but, lacking tying experience, these pretty much sucked. The hair-winged flies, however, turned out right most times. I used a […]

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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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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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Freeman’s Fancy

I’m pretty much into classic British stuff at the moment. You know tweed, classic Hardy reels and even more classic wet flies. Last night I was doing a bit of research in John Veniards book Reservoir and Lake Flies. On one of the color plates the beautiful Freeman’s Fancy caught my eye. Both Veniard and […]

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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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