Hugh Falkus’ Medicine – Seatrout Fly tying tutorial – video

The late Hugh Falkus’ simple Medicine is a top producing fly for seatrout (sea run brown). It was created for river fishing, but in my opinion it is equally effective in the salt. The slim silver body, kingfisher blue hackle and the dark mallard wing combines to make a convincing imitation of a small baitfish. […]

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Golddigger

Golddigger – classic streamer fly tying tutorial – video

The Golddigger was created in the 1950’s by Danish fly fishing pioner Paul Wellendorf. Wellendorf was one of the first Danish anglers to embrace the American style of streamer fly tying. He wrote several books on fly fishing and popularized a series of feather streamer flies and hair winged flies tied on long shank hooks. […]

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Casual Dressed for the Williamson River

Polly Rosborough’s Casual Dress Nymph Back in 2013 I wrote a blog on Polly Rosborough’s Casual Dress Nymph. That article was the reason why I later got a mail from fellow fly fisherman Marlon Rampy, saying: “Hi Michael It is always nice to discover a fresh blog with great content. Enjoyed the night looking at […]

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The Blue Dun Soft Hackle

Blue Dun Soft Hackle – classic wet fly tying tutorial

Soft hackle wet flies are some of the most versatile flies on the planet. This is my take on the classic Blue Dun. The combination of the bluish grey mole fur and the yellow tying thread gives an olive hue to this fly when wet. The soft hen hackle ads to the illusion of life. […]

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Sea run brown on Mickey Finn

Mickey Finn, Skykomish Sunrise and Polar Shrimp

– A trio of hot flies for winter fishing Winter trout fishing in my home area, isn’t all bad. In the lakes, there can be a hectic period around ice-out, when the resident brown trout raid the shores chasing baitfish. In the rivers most fishing is on sea run brown, after breeding some of the […]

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The Polar Shrimp

Polar Shrimp – Classic steelhead and salmon fly tying tutorial – video

Most fish loves shrimps! This is my slightly speyish version of the classic steelhead and salmon fly The Polar Shrimp. As much as I love the original pattern – designed way back in the 1930’s by Clarence Shoff, a gifted fly tier, long time tackle dealer and trout bum – I like to add the […]

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Blae and Black – a midge imitating wet fly

This classic wet fly is very popular among stillwater anglers on the British Isles, since it is a great imitation of the black midges hatching from spring to early summer. I’ve used it with great success for that same task here in Scandinavia, and consider it to be a very effective fly for brown trout […]

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Deer hair dry fly

Deer Hair Hackle Dry Fly – Special dry fly tying technique

Wanna tie a super floating dry fly, without spending big bucks on top quality dry fly hackle? This Hair Hackle Dry Fly is a 2 minute tie, will float for hours, and is fat and juicy enough to make a large trout or a smallmouth bass rise to the surface and engulf it. And it […]

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Craig's Nighttime

Craig’s Nighttime – classic trout fly tying tutorial – video

A New Zealand streamer fly for hunting large rainbows and brown trout in the dark hours. I still got mental images of some monster brown trout slamming this large blue fly one night years ago in a secret river somewhere in Norway. Good memories, that always will make this a confidence fly for me. The […]

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Skykomish Sunrise

Skykomish Sunrise – classic steelhead fly tying

Skykomish Sunrise I just love this classic beauty that was created as kind of a family team effort, by father and son Ken and George McLeod back in the late 1930’s. Famous Steelhead angler, Trey Combs rated this one of the most important steelhead flies of the century, and he told the story in his […]

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