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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Flash Chenille Booby

This is a classic in British reservoir angling. The body material is sold under names like flash chenille, fritz or cactus chenille, and gives this fly a lot of sparkle and action. High visibility makes the Flash Chenille Booby a fine searching pattern. Use discrete colours for clear water situations and hot versions like chartreuse, […]

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Orange Flash Chenille Booby – fly tying – video

Hot coloured Booby Fly for discoloured water in rivers or lakes. Really an easy tie. I tie this fly in a variety of colours: mostly olive, black, brown, orange and white. Orange Flash Chenille Booby Hook: Wet fly hook or short streamer hook # 4 – 10 Tread: White or orange Tail: Orange marabou Body: […]

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Damselfly Booby – fly tying – video

A Damselfly Booby fished on a sinking line is a deadly setup for trout in stillwaters as well as in slow moving rivers. Damsel fly larvae are active swimmers and their swimming action is very well imitated in this combination of foam eyes, discrete sparkling wool body and lively marabou tail. Damselfly Booby Hook: Standard […]

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Damselfly Booby

It’s green, buoyant… and very much alive. As all Booby flies, this is best fished on a sinking line. The damselfly larva is a very active swimmer and can be found wiggling around in most stillwaters and a lot of rivers all year round. This is an easy tie and a great contribution to any […]

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Come rain or come shine

I had a wet but cozy fishing trip with my friend Lasse last night. We were gambling. It seems that most of our local streams have had an early run of large silver sea trout. Not many… but large fresh run fish in superb condition. We had not, though, heard any reports from Lerkenfeld River, […]

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A new season – the trout is out there

This is my first blog of the year – and I’m opening 2014 with a slight rewritten statement from the old 80’s television series X-files. Partly because Ulla and I during the holyday have been enjoying Mulder and Scully’s supernatural mysteries once again– but mainly because… uhm… I couldn’t resist the temptation :0) The weather […]

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Sinking fly line and the Booby Fly

The days when fish don’t seem eager to commit suicide (ok… they probably would be released anyway:0) – are the days when you really have to experiment with your fishing techniques. It can be inspiring, frustrating and educating… depending on your mindset on the actual day. Well… I had a pretty frustrating day on the […]

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