Klaus Frimor – guide, casting instructor… and a nice guy

Most days I love my jobs. I write books, play guitar in a rock’n’roll band and go fishing. In some periods I do more fishing than writing:0) When I sneak along the shoreline of a Danish fjord casting for sea trout I often send a friendly thought to those of my friends, who are working […]

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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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Lots of fly tying sessions this month

I’m doing a small series of fly tying sessions at the moment. Last week I visited Laurits Flowbinner and his friends in Aarhus. We tied two flies of my own design: Shades of Green and Ragnarok. I had a splendid evening with lots of fishing stories, good beer, apple pie and hot coffee. Thanks to […]

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Moving to a new fishing room

Spend a good part of last week working on my new fishing room/ study. Had to replace the floor and do a bit of repair work around a window – and now things are shaping up nicely. But… moving all of my fishing tackle and fly tying stuff seems like a good occasion to sort […]

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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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Back when Fenwick fly rods were the hottest sticks in town

The fly tackle business is a battlefield where every tackle company (just like the mad lab mouse Brainy) is trying to gain world domination. World domination, I guess, should be gained by making the best products and delivering the best service and customer support. But more and more often I get a feeling that the […]

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Falling leaves, cool streams and vintage fly tackle

I have a confession to make. I can look through this year’s new, shiny catalogues from just about any fly tackle manufacturer (most of the catalogues are online nowadays) – and I don’t feel hot under the collar… or anywhere else. The newest, lightest and fastest sticks don’t trigger my GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) anymore. […]

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Poul Jorgensen and a salmon fly

Last night a good friend gave me a present that made me remember a very special man we both had the pleasure to meet and learn from. The present was a beautiful salmon fly tied by the master of fly tying, the late Poul Jorgensen. It was a Silver Grey Stack-Wing Spey – and, as […]

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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 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 has been banned from […]

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