The barred blue Zonker

Barred blue zonker – streamer fly tying tutorial

Watch the underwater footage of this fly, and you know you are gonna need to tie it! The Zonker is not a specific pattern, but a type of streamer fly typically tied with a furry skin strip from rabbit for wing and tail. You can use other types of fur as well. Muskrat, fox, mink […]

Hugh Falkus’ Medicine – Seatrout Fly tying tutorial – video

The late Hugh Falkus’ simple Medicine is a top producing fly for seatrout (sea run brown). It was created for river fishing, but in my opinion it is equally effective in the salt. The slim silver body, kingfisher blue hackle and the dark mallard wing combines to make a convincing imitation of a small baitfish. […]

Golddigger

Golddigger – classic streamer fly tying tutorial – video

The Golddigger was created in the 1950’s by Danish fly fishing pioner Paul Wellendorf. Wellendorf was one of the first Danish anglers to embrace the American style of streamer fly tying. He wrote several books on fly fishing and popularized a series of feather streamer flies and hair winged flies tied on long shank hooks. […]

Casual Dressed for the Williamson River

Polly Rosborough’s Casual Dress Nymph Back in 2013 I wrote a blog on Polly Rosborough’s Casual Dress Nymph. That article was the reason why I later got a mail from fellow fly fisherman Marlon Rampy, saying: “Hi Michael It is always nice to discover a fresh blog with great content. Enjoyed the night looking at […]

The Polar Shrimp

Polar Shrimp – Classic steelhead and salmon fly tying tutorial – video

Most fish loves shrimps! This is my slightly speyish version of the classic steelhead and salmon fly The Polar Shrimp. As much as I love the original pattern – designed way back in the 1930’s by Clarence Shoff, a gifted fly tier, long time tackle dealer and trout bum – I like to add the […]

Deer hair dry fly

Deer Hair Hackle Dry Fly – Special dry fly tying technique

Wanna tie a super floating dry fly, without spending big bucks on top quality dry fly hackle? This Hair Hackle Dry Fly is a 2 minute tie, will float for hours, and is fat and juicy enough to make a large trout or a smallmouth bass rise to the surface and engulf it. And it […]

Craig's Nighttime

Craig’s Nighttime – classic trout fly tying tutorial – video

A New Zealand streamer fly for hunting large rainbows and brown trout in the dark hours. I still got mental images of some monster brown trout slamming this large blue fly one night years ago in a secret river somewhere in Norway. Good memories, that always will make this a confidence fly for me. The […]

Olive Brown Scud – trout-, and saltwater fly tying

Underwater footage and full tying SBS. Scuds are everywhere in salt- and freshwater – and they are active year round. Most fish have a close relationship to these small critters, and you should as well. In this video I tie a super simple scud, that you can tie in a few minutes. No bells and […]

Gammarus imitations – curved or straight hooks?

Gammarus! They are everywhere in salt- and freshwater – and they are active year round. Most fish have a close relationship to these small critters, and you should as well. The small crustaceans from the family Gammaridae count more than 200 described species. That’s a lot of bugs. Some of these live in moist places […]

Midnight Purple Dog Nobbler – mini jig fly tying

Ok… I have a thing for purple and black flies and jigs. One reason for that is, that when your flies or lures dive deep and the light fades – blue, purple and black are the last colors to disappear. They are visible in deep water, in stained water and in the dim light at […]