Olive Brown Scud – trout-, and saltwater fly tying

Underwater footage and full tying SBS. Scuds are everywhere in salt- and freshwater – and they are active year round. Most fish have a close relationship to these small critters, and you should as well. In this video I tie a super simple scud, that you can tie in a few minutes. No bells and […]

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Gammarus imitations – curved or straight hooks?

Gammarus! They are everywhere in salt- and freshwater – and they are active year round. Most fish have a close relationship to these small critters, and you should as well. The small crustaceans from the family Gammaridae count more than 200 described species. That’s a lot of bugs. Some of these live in moist places […]

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Midnight Purple Dog Nobbler – mini jig fly tying

Ok… I have a thing for purple and black flies and jigs. One reason for that is, that when your flies or lures dive deep and the light fades – blue, purple and black are the last colors to disappear. They are visible in deep water, in stained water and in the dim light at […]

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Burnt orange Booby Fly

Burnt Orange Booby Fly – Streamer Fly Tying

Underwater action and full tying SBS on a hot Booby Fly, that effectively mimics the swimming action and profile of large insect larvae, like damselfly-, dragonfly- and hellgrammite larvae. Might also imitate small fish, salamanders or hatching mayflies. Anyway, fish wan’t it, and that’s why you need it too ;0) Thanks for watching Michael Check […]

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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 – an old classic New Zealand Streamer 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. Years ago on a dark night this large darkish blue fly got me into a bunch of […]

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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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