Black Widow Muddler – streamer and saltwater fly tying

Way back when I started flyfishing for seatrout in saltwater on the Danish coast… few people did that. There wasn’t many fly patterns developed for this new fishing. I did what felt natural and used the flies I had tied for river fishing. One of the most succesfull was an all-black Muddler. On some spring […]

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Lefty’s Deceiver – Streamer and saltwater fly tying

The Deceiver is probably one of the worlds most famous saltwater flies, developed by the master fly caster, fly tier and writer, Lefty Kreh who died just a week ago. Lefty was a great inspiration for me and thousands of other fly fishermen. The Lefty’s Deceiver works equally well for freshwater predators of any species. […]

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Hot Pink Booby – saltwater and stillwater fly tying

You want it hot? Well this Booby should fill the bill. It is a killer for seatrout (sea run brown) on the Scandinavian coast, from late fall to spring. Worked slowly on a sinking or intermediate line, this Booby will find the silvery trout. Works well in early river fishing as well. And nearly forgot… […]

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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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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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Shades of Green – fly tying – video

My own pattern inspired by the fabulous Woolly Bugger and Scandinavian sea trout flies like the Magnus. The name… well it is pretty green and at first i just called it “the green fly.” But as it turned out this green bastard caught so many sea trout during it’s first days of action, that I […]

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P & S Shrimp (Plain & Simple Shrimp)

Well I’ve given my shrimp pattern some minor corrections along the way. Now I found it was time to give it a name, and make a video of the fly tying process. The name P&S Shrimp means Plain & Simple Shrimp, and here is the fly pattern: Hook: I tie it on a wide range […]

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P & S Shrimp – fly tying – video

A shrimp pattern that I made for sea trout fishing in saltwater and brackish water estuaries in Scandinavia. P & S Shrimp stands for Plain & Simple Shrimp, since this fly is pretty easy to tie – and super effective. I use several different hooks models for this one: short shank as well as long […]

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Study of a shrimp

We’ll it seems like most Scandinavian fly tiers wanna tie shrimps these days. And for fishing the brackish waters and the salt for sea trout… shrimp flies very often are second to none. Even though we have a long tradition for tying shrimp flies, the craze took a major leap, when the very competent Danish […]

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New eyes on my Bucktail Shrimp

A storm hit Denmark yesterday and today… well it’s still raging. Going fishing was not an option. So I’ve spend the day at the tying desk – making 2 dozen shrimp eyes. They are made on 20 pound monofilament dipped in UV-curing resin. After that the eyes are painted with nail lacquer in red, green, […]

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