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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Lots of fly tying sessions this month

I’m doing a small series of fly tying sessions at the moment. Last week I visited Laurits Flowbinner and his friends in Aarhus. We tied two flies of my own design: Shades of Green and Ragnarok. I had a splendid evening with lots of fishing stories, good beer, apple pie and hot coffee. Thanks to […]

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Tying and fishing the Booby Fly – now as iBook

This season I’ve had some great fishing adventures, and one specific fly type has made my day under a lot of different situations. The Booby Fly is a life saver, when trout play hard to get. I have written a book about my ideas and experiences with this fly type – and… finally… it is […]

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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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Tying and Fishing the Booby Fly – Firetail Booby – Sample from the book

Firetail Booby I invented this pattern more than a decade ago. I was inspired by flies like Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer and a lot of the colourful steelhead flies. What I wanted was hot colours and flash, but I also wanted it to be a little bit subdued. The solution was to hide the […]

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Tying and fishing the Booby Fly – Meet the Booby Fly – sample from the book

Meet the Booby Fly – Top producing outlaw with a catchy name It has a funky name, it is kind of goofy looking – but it is one of the most efficient and consistently top producing flies for trout… and pretty much anything else that swims. So effective, actually, that it has been banned from […]

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Tying and fishing the Booby Fly – new book out now

The first book in our new series of fly fishing books is completed. Tying and fishing the Booby Fly is now available as a Kindle edition e-book from Amazon.com You can buy the Kindle edition or download a free sample from the book here: http://amzn.to/2D6VWHr And here is a link for the iBook version: Tying […]

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A Brown trout before the snow

Snow is falling outside right now, but I had the first real fishing trip to the Lerkenfeld River earlier today. I fished an hour around noon at the upper part of the river. The temperature was just a little above the freezing point. I fished a sinking line and a Firetail Booby without any luck. […]

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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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