Loopy Leech – a reloaded Woolly Bugger

The Woolly Worm and the Woolly Bugger are some of my favourite flies – and recently I’ve worked a bit on the concept of making a Woolly Bugger that incorporated a bit more sparkle and flash than the original. Furthermore I wanted to make it a bit more flexible – by making it easy to […]

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Pike fishing in River Guden

Wednesday Preben and I decided to have a go at pike fishing in River Guden, Denmark’s longest river. Problem was that the river had been flooding seriously during the storm last week. The water level still was a bit high. And we only had one car available on that day, so a classic downstream float […]

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Clouser Deep Minnow

Trout season is over (in freshwater at least), and I am slowly turning my attention towards pike, perch and other predators. Tonight I am tying Bob Clouser’s Deep Minnow in white/chartreuse and white/root beer color combinations. Bob Clouser pretty much reinvented the bucktail jig, and turned fly fishers on to the idea. At first glance […]

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The simple pleasures of… Blondes

Tying and fishing Jack Gartside’s super simple Soft Hackle Streamer got me thinking: Is there a reason why fly tiers invent more and more complicated patterns. I can spend an afternoon tying a streamer fly with flashy fibers, kicking rubber legs, smiling mouth, staring eyes and all the other stuff we sometime believe is necessary […]

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Deceivers

The Deceiver is an old school baitfish imitation and nothing less than an instant classic. Developed decades ago by casting guru and hot shot fly fisherman Lefty Kreh, the Deceivers initially were made for saltwater use. Well… pretty soon pike and musky hunters embraced this long slender bug, and gave it swimming lessons in freshwater […]

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