Autumn – my favourite season

Autumn is by far my favourite season. Not that I don’t like every season that passes though my southern Scandinavian homeland. I sure do. It’s just… well the atmosphere in autumn is special to me. It may be the turning of the leaves from lush green to all different shades of yellow, orange, red and […]

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Easter Bunny zonker fly

I made this meaty streamer fly for brown trout fishing, and it has been really productive during the past season. With the heavy dumbbell eyes it is definitively not made for light tackle and long tippets. But any sensible streamer setup in the 7 to 8 weigh range will do. A Skagit style line 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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My Damselfly Nymph

Damselfly nymphs are stable trout food in most lakes, but they are very common in slow flowing rivers as well. Last season I had great success with pretty simple damselfly patterns I came up with. I caught some nice brown trout and a few sea trout on this fly. For this season I have improved […]

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Titty Twister – a trout hunter from dusk till dawn

In the 2012 season I tied a new tube fly for summer fishing for brown trout and sea trout. Actually it didn’t get much swimming time back then, but now I’m tying a batch for the new season. It started out as a hair winged tube fly, sporting some extremely long black hair I nicked […]

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Took the Rusty Strip Minnow for a swim today

I’m a bit exited over this new fly I designed this week. It’s a zonker style, and the wing is made from a tapered strip of muskrat fur dyed in a dirty orange hue. It has got warm rusty brown tone, when I get wet. I have tied a lot of different versions: Regular streamers, […]

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Another brown trout – this time in a snowstorm

Lerkenfeld River again. I hooked a nice fish on a classic Black Zulu. It turned out to be a beautiful golden brown trout with distinct red and black spots. The fish (est. 1 lb) was released. I had to find my way back to the car in a heavy snowfall. It’s tough to be a […]

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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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