Meet the Booby fly – Angling Tales

I have just released the first video in a series I’ve given the working title Angling Tales. It’s a series where I will try to make some touchdowns in angling history and celebrate cool flies, equally cool anglers, hot fishing techniques or other remarkable events. First video is a short story about the Booby Fly. […]

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Hugh – inspired by the past master from Gragg Cottage

When I started fishing for sea trout (sea run brown) in my local streams and on the coastlines, I read Hugh Falkus’ book, Sea trout fishing, again and again. And a lot of hours were spent tying the flies from this book. I tied them all. The Medicine, the surface lure and the small double […]

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Shimano Curado HG series – a short introduction and a setup video instruction

Shimano knows their business and technology when it comes to fishing reel, and the Curado baitcaster has a reputation for being the ultimate workhorse for everyday fishing. The company makes lots of more expensive baitcasting reels, but the Curado offers real bang for the bucks – and is the go-to reel for a lot of […]

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A dozen flies for the home run – steelhead, salmon & seatrout fly tying

Slideshow with a dirty dozen for the migrating torpedos. Not counting the fabulous Green Butt Skunk… all of these flies are my own original patterns. Most of the flies include, schlappen front hackles, squirrel tail wings and either dubbed- or flatbraid tinsel bodies. Some of these flies will later be made into full fly tying […]

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Chartreuse Zonker – new video SBS

Today I added a new video to my Youtube Channel. This time it’s a Chartreuse Zonker. The Zonker is a design, that usually has a strip of rabbit skin as wing – but a lot of other skin types can be used. Check out my blog on Ahrex Hooks, if you want to know more […]

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Pattegrisen (the Pink Pig) – fly tying – video

This is my my take on Pattegrisen, probably the most popular and famous Danish saltwater fly ever. It was developed by Claus Eriksen back in 2006 – with some inspiration from Morten Oland’s Spey Shrimp. It’s a killer for sea trout. The fly is tied on an Ahrex NS150 hook. Claus was actually part of […]

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Amber Softhackle Streamer – salmon and steelhead fly tying – video

I’m a big fan of the late Jack Gartside, and I’ve tied a lot of his wonderful Soft Hackle Streamer. I have used it for decades for trout, perch, pike and a variety of saltwater predators as well. This is my own variations on Jack’s pattern, using blood quill marabou, schlappen feathers and jungle cock […]

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Where the river meets the sea

– productive brackish water environments If you follow a river downstream, sooner or later you will reach the sea. But lots of rivers don’t enter the big salty oceans right away. More often they feed lots of freshwater into deltas, fjords, estuary or other waterscapes. These environments typically contain brackish water, and their salt content […]

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Sculpin Helmet flies – swimming under water – video

In this video I take 4 different streamer flies for a swim in a local clear water stream. All flies are tied on Ahrex Hooks and use Sculpin Helmets and Fish Skulls from Flymen Fishing Company. The Tube fly is tied on Pro Sportfisher’s Flexitube. The three sculpins are tied with the hook pointing up, […]

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Nightwatchman – Pike fly tying – video

The Nightwatchman is my own pattern, and a personal favourite for fishing in low light conditions: Dusk, dawn, nighttime and days with dark skies, rain and thunder. This version is tied mostly for pike and other large predators, but it is great streamer for trout as well. When the Nightwatchman is doing its rounds… things […]

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