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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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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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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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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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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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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Sparkle Fox – steelhead, salmon and seatrout fly tying

Tying sbs and underwater footage of a streamer design mixing arctic fox hair and Woolly Sparkle Dub. With an internal glow from a maroon colored glass bead and the flatbraid body material – this fly is transparent – and the super soft materials breathe like marabou. I use this fly in the salt for sea […]

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ABU Optic Chillimps – salmon, steelhead and seatrout fly tying

In 1969 the Abu Optic Chillimps was introduced by Swedish tackle manufactor ABU, but the simple palmer hackled shrimp fly was already a legend in River Mörrum before the Optic eyes were added. The Chillimps was born one late night in a bar near River Mörrum – when three Swedish gentlemen turned a wild idea […]

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