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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The Mallard & Claret heritage

Red wine most often gives me a headache – so when it comes to drinking… I’m more of a beer kind of guy. But I love the colour of claret. Guess it goes all the way back to some of the first flies I tied and caught trout on. Back then the Mallard and Claret […]

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The Krogsgaard Series

Some of the most famous historic Danish flies are the Krogsgaard Series. This series of flies was designed by Hardy Bros. England – but the British designs were based on a large survey of the insects that were common in streams hosting trout and grayling. Olaf Krogsgaard and J. Kr. Findal did this work in […]

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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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Black & Peacock Spider – fly tying – video

Classic wet fly invented by British stillwater fly fishing pioner, Tom C. Ivens. This pattern dates back to the early 1950’s. The body of this one should be short and fat, and the hackle spider style length – about 2 x the hook gap. Imitates water snails, midges and different kinds of water beetles. This […]

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Bead heads and glass heads

Opening of trout season is just a week away now – so I feel the usual heat of cabin fever. To dampen the worst symptoms I am tying flies and making a lot of new fly tying films for my YouTube channel. The last couple of days a bunch of bead head nymphs has been […]

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March Brown and a bit of humility

When I have been tying large streamer flies… using super thin and strong tying tread I tend to get a little bit too self-confident. I don’t actually think I’m a freaking master of the art of fly tying, but I find myself looking at colour plates in old fishing books thinking: Well those guys are […]

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Snipe & Purple

I like the no nonsense attitude of North Country spider flies. They are stripped to the bone, but still maintain a fabulous grace and style. Classics like Partridge & Orange and the beautiful Snipe & Purple are two of my favorite spiders. On the Snipe & Purple I often use natural blue dun hen hackle […]

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Trueblood Shrimp

Today I found myself in need of an uncomplicated scud- or shrimp pattern. Having tied a lot of classic flies lately, I decided to find the pattern for Ted Trueblood’s simple Trueblood Shrimp. All you need for this one is a wet fly hook (I prefer a 2x long version, like Mustad 3906B or substitutes), […]

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