Testing the new Spy (Spin Fly) – red version

A couple of days ago I tied a batch of new coloured lures for my Spy system. One of these was a Red & White lure, that I had the opportunity to test swim yesterday. Together with a good friend I was belly boat tripping a stretch of a river, that we hadn’t fished for […]

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Spy Project – Spin Fly system for predator fishing

The last couple of years I’ve had great success fishing hair jigs. Anything from the good old classic bucktail jig to more elaborate rabbit strip jigs and some with a lot of flash and rubber legs as well. For me, the lively materials in many fishing situations seem to outfish more solid lures like jerkbaits, […]

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Rig a Texas Worm – basic angling tips

With underwater swimming action. Learn how to make the classic Texas Rigged Worm rig. This is probably the worlds most popular rigs for bass – but equally effective for walleye, trout, pike, perch and other predators. Share

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Put a rattle inside your Tube Bait – DIY angling tip

Tube baits are super effective soft lures, and they work really well for crawdad eating predators like trout, bass, pike, perch and walleye. But in some cases you can increase your succes rate dramatically by adding sound to you bait. Being hollow, tube baits beg to be pimped up in different ways, and shoving a […]

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How to rig Tube Baits – on jig head – and Texas style

Rigging tips and underwater swimming action. Tube baits are great for imitating crawdads, squids, shrimps, leeches, eels and other critters – and they are dependable producers when targeting bass, pike, perch, walleye, trout and most other predators. They work great for anything from hammering the bottom to lightline finesse techniques. Learn how to rig these […]

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Tying and fishing the ABU Optic Flies – now available as an eBook from Amazon Kindle

 – get it on your device before your neighbour! In February 2018 I released the book Tying and Fishing the ABU Optic Flies, in an English language hardcover print version. Naturally this book can be bought in our webshop, or, if you live on the British Isles, also from Paul Morgan at Coch-y-Bonddu Books. Later […]

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Red Tag – classic wet fly tying

Fly tying SBS and underwater footage of the Red Tag, one of the most popular flies in the world – and highly valued by trout and grayling fishermen everywhere. The striking combination of the red wool tail and the sparkly peacock herls subdued slightly by the soft brown hackle makes for a very beautiful and […]

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Girdle Bug – classic trout fly tying

Tying SBS and underwater action on the Girdle Bug. In the box it looks like shit, but when you’ve seen it solid embedded in the jaw of large trout often enough… well you come to like the bastard. It still isn’t beautiful but it looks efficient and killing in the way an AK-47 does. Well […]

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Damselfly Dog Nobbler – stillwater trout fly tying

Tying SBS and underwater action of the UK classic, the Dog Nobbler. This fly was designed by all round angler Trevor Housby, after inspiration from American spin fishermen using ultralight tackle and small jigs. I learned about it from my friend Jens Ploug Hansen, who brought some of Trevor’s flies home after fishing with the […]

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Maroon’n’black Wool Leech – trout streamer fly tying

Tying SBS and underwater action on the Maroon’n’black Wool Leech. The yarn or wool leech is a simple, but effective imitation on leeches in freshwater and ragworms in saltwater. This is my take on the classic pattern. The glass bead seems to work great on these flies, if you want more of a gliding than […]

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