Soft Hackle Tubes version II

I have been fishing Jack Gartside’s Soft Hackle Streamer for decades, and I have made my share of variations over the theme. One of the most successful versions has been my Soft Hackle Tube. Recently I made a few improvements to the fly, combining the soft spey-like blood plume marabou feathers with large schlappen feathers […]

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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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Soft Hackle Tubes

Well it probably isn’t a secret, that I’m a big fan of Jack Gartsides Soft Hackle Streamer. And… since I’m slowly becoming a tube man in this winter (not the Michelin style, gigglehead – I’m just tying a lot of tube flies)- well I kind of cloned the concepts and made a batch of Soft […]

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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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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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