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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Tying and fishing the ABU Optic Flies – now available as an eBook from Amazon Kindle

 – get it on your device before your neighbour! In February 2018 I released the book Tying and Fishing the ABU Optic Flies, in an English language hardcover print version. Naturally this book can be bought in our webshop, or, if you live on the British Isles, also from Paul Morgan at Coch-y-Bonddu Books. Later […]

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Montana Nymph – classic nymph fly tying

Tying sbs and underwater footage of The Montana Nymph. This pattern has changed a bit over time, This is however what you could call the current accepted “original”. Like other great fly styles, this can be tied in a lot of different color combinations. I prefer the black and yellow – and use it as […]

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Meet the Booby fly – Angling Tales

I have just released the first video in a series I’ve given the working title Angling Tales. It’s a series where I will try to make some touchdowns in angling history and celebrate cool flies, equally cool anglers, hot fishing techniques or other remarkable events. First video is a short story about the Booby Fly. […]

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Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer – streamer fly tying

Paying my respect to a true master of fly tying and flyfishing, the late great Jack Gartside. If I had to choose just one streamer fly for the rest of my days of fishing, Jack’s Soft Hackle Streamer would come out on top. You can wrap up a dozen of these in an hour and […]

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Cross-over Muddlers

Being an all round angler definitely has some advantages in my opinion. I’ve learned a lot about tying and fishing large streamers by swinging Rapala lures and other hardware. But the synergy goes the other way too. While I love fishing softbaits and plastics I can’t help to think, that I am able to tie […]

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The Big Hole Demon – and the power of three

This fly was born on the banks of the Big Hole River in Montana, but somehow it crossed the Atlantic and became a super popular streamer fly in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia. Over the years The Big Hole Demon has been tied in all kinds of variations in colour, materials and overall appearance. […]

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Bill Edson’s Light-, and Dark Tiger

Ever since I got hold of the wonderful book Streamers and Bucktails by Joseph D. Bates sometimes back in the 1980’s… I’ve been in love with Bill Edson’s flies. I wanted to tie the flashy Light Tiger and the more discrete golden brown Dark Tiger. But I didn’t have the right fly tying material – […]

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Heddon Pal Fly rods

I have been prowling eBay intensively this winter, searching for vintage rods and reels. Primarily USA produced tackle from Shakespeare, Fenwick, Pflueger, Martin and Heddon. Well a month ago a listing caught my eye. Two Heddon Pal Mark IV fiberglass fly rods in one strike. I set the hook, and a week later I reeled […]

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