Dog Nobblers and Mini jigs

They are small jigs, that can be fished on a fly rod or on ultralight spinning tackle. In my opinion it excels fished on a floating line, but if you fish deep lakes or fast streams, a sinking line is an option too. On the spinning rod, you can also fish these light jigs under […]

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Opening day – for teeth

Today is May the 1st, and in Denmark this is the opening day for pike fishing after the breeding in April. As most everyone else, we are in quarantine. Around here quarantine means to stay home from work, and since I’ve worked from my home the last 4 decades, that’s just business as usual. We […]

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Craig’s Nighttime – a streamer fly for large trout at dusk and dawn

Craig’s Nighttime is an old classic New Zealand streamer fly. I initially found the pattern in John Veniard’s book: Reservoir and Lake Flies – a book I highly recommend. You can find a link to the book at the bottom of this blog. Years ago on a dark night this large darkish blue fly got […]

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Misty morning browns

I love fishing for wild brown trout, and right now in the early fall, mornings and late evenings offer the best opportunities for contact with the golden beauties in my favourite local lake. I do hate getting up early – but as often as I can drag my sorry ass out of bed in the […]

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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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Pink Dog Nobbler – streamer fly tying

Tying SBS and underwater swimming action footage on the Dog Nobbler tied on Ahrex Mini Jig hooks. This pink version has been a steady producer in the cold waters this winter and spring – in rivers as well as in the salt. I use Woolly Sparkle Dub for the body. I tie the fly in […]

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Blue Zulu – classic wet fly tying

Tying tutorial and underwater action film of this blue hackled variation of the classic Black Zulu. The Blue Zulu is a popular pattern for lake-, lough- and reservoir fishing on the British Isles and will catch trout everywhere. I use it for lake brownies and sea run brown or seatrout fishing in fresh- and saltwater. […]

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Salty gammarus

We are getting close to Solstice and winter is on our doorstep. When the temperatures are dropping my approach to sea trout fishing in saltwater typically means downscaling. Small shrimp or gammarus flies in hot colors are my go-to winter flies. Last winter my friend, Staffan Lindstrøm, sent me a package containing a lot of […]

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