Hi Friends… I need your help on this one

  My Instagram profile @micsflies got hacked – but now I’m back. I just need your help! As you might know, I had these two Instagram profiles: @micsflies – for the fly fishing stuff @micsspin – for the spinfishing and baitcasting stuff Well… a couple of months ago the @micsflies account was hacked by an […]

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Bloodworm Larvae – nymph fly tying

The name bloodworm refers to several species of wormlike creatures – including some large saline rag worms. This fly however imitates the red midge larvas found in many lakes, ponds and slow moving rivers. This is a very simple and uncomplicated tie, but it has given me trout, grayling and some really large whitefish. I […]

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Deerhair Dun – dry fly tying

My favourite kind of no-hackle dry fly. I use natural wool, that absorbs any kind of fly floatant easily. With the air filled body hair from deer this floats right in the surface – imitating a hatching mayfly dun. This has been one of my go-to dry flies for more years that i care to […]

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Bead heads and glass heads

Opening of trout season is just a week away now – so I feel the usual heat of cabin fever. To dampen the worst symptoms I am tying flies and making a lot of new fly tying films for my YouTube channel. The last couple of days a bunch of bead head nymphs has been […]

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Damselfly Booby – fly tying – video

A Damselfly Booby fished on a sinking line is a deadly setup for trout in stillwaters as well as in slow moving rivers. Damsel fly larvae are active swimmers and their swimming action is very well imitated in this combination of foam eyes, discrete sparkling wool body and lively marabou tail. Damselfly Booby Hook: Standard […]

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Damselfly Booby

It’s green, buoyant… and very much alive. As all Booby flies, this is best fished on a sinking line. The damselfly larva is a very active swimmer and can be found wiggling around in most stillwaters and a lot of rivers all year round. This is an easy tie and a great contribution to any […]

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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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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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G&H Sedge Variant

Yesterday I tried to tie dry flies, while a savage storm was busy making a large hole in our roof. It sounded like an elephant was dancing on the ceiling – and the noise made it a bit difficult to concentrate. Today a friendly carpenter is working on the roof, and I’m into more fly […]

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A dry fly rod and a storm front

I’ve been sneaking around various auction sites for a while now, looking for a nice classic dry fly rod. I especially felt a strong urge to wrap my casting hand around the Portuguese cork handle on a vintage Sage LL (Light Line) rod. But the owners of rods from this early Sage linage, it seems, […]

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