Back home again

Ulla and I are back, after 3 weeks road-tripping Northern Scandinavia. We were offline most of the time. Partly out of necessity since internet coverage was pretty lousy, but also because it felt right. Sweden was burning hot, literally – with forest fires going on and firefighters trying to control the chaos. With helicopters transporting […]

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Golden Crawdad Jig – for crayfish eating predators

Crayfish are small crustaceans primarily inhabiting freshwater environments. They look a lot like small lobsters, to which they are related. Most importantly from an angler’s point of view: They are rich in protein and a popular food source for any predator able to handle them. Bass, walleye, musky, pike and perch all eat crayfish. In […]

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The pike pond

  Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity they say. Might be right. But sometimes… well I guess… luck is just luck :0) Ulla and I were a few days into a two weeks road trip in Swedish Lapland, when we came to a large dam. There were several small lakes and ponds in […]

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Summer perch on jigs and softbaits

To me… one of the fish that really defines summer and summer fishing is the perch. It’s very common in most parts of Scandinavia, it’s greedy, wild and totally unpredictable. And… in my book it’s one of the most beautiful freshwater fish. When spinning for perch I usually sling some kind of jigs or softbaits. […]

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Where the river meets the sea

– productive brackish water environments If you follow a river downstream, sooner or later you will reach the sea. But lots of rivers don’t enter the big salty oceans right away. More often they feed lots of freshwater into deltas, fjords, estuary or other waterscapes. These environments typically contain brackish water, and their salt content […]

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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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Sea trout don’t wear stripes… do they?

Yesterday the weather was grey, rainy and pretty windy, so I decided to have a go at the sea trout in one of my local rivers. I fished a giant Muddler fly on an intermediate line. The buoyancy of the spun deerhair head made the fly bulge, and created a hefty V-shaped wake on the […]

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