Aalestrup Open – fly tying up one level

More than 40 fly tiers raised the bar at the annual fly tying competition Aalestrup Open this weekend. Aalestrup Open started out 23 years ago in Nørbæk, and was later moved to the beautiful home of the Aalestrup Angling Club, Fiskergården. As usual the atmosphere was cozy and relaxed – but the competition was, never […]

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Marabou flies – Confessions of a part-time pincher

I am a streamer fishing addict – and I like my streamers to live, breathe, pulsate and swim. Naturally I go for fly tying materials that will support this plan. Marabou is one of the materials, I just can’t do without. Now to assume that marabou is just marabou – is the fly tying analogy […]

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Fly tying and cabin fever

I tend to see myself more as a fly fisherman than a fly tier – but living in Scandinavia…weather can make a mess of your priorities. Dealing with snow, frozen line guides and cold fingers suddenly makes indoor activities look more desirable. I had a cozy time the other night tying flies with my friend […]

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Deceivers

The Deceiver is an old school baitfish imitation and nothing less than an instant classic. Developed decades ago by casting guru and hot shot fly fisherman Lefty Kreh, the Deceivers initially were made for saltwater use. Well… pretty soon pike and musky hunters embraced this long slender bug, and gave it swimming lessons in freshwater […]

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