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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Chartreuse Zonker – new video SBS

Today I added a new video to my Youtube Channel. This time it’s a Chartreuse Zonker. The Zonker is a design, that usually has a strip of rabbit skin as wing – but a lot of other skin types can be used. Check out my blog on Ahrex Hooks, if you want to know more […]

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Fur strip jigs and flies

It started in musky fishing circles and spread to pike and bass fishing: Jigging with Zonkers, Bunnies and other fur strip flies. It turned out that the undulating movement of a well-soaked fur strip proved irresistible to large predators. That was especially the case in hard fished catch and release areas. The predators that had […]

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Jerkbaits basics

Most jerkbaits are designed to imitate baitfish – while a few mimics the looks and action of an amphibian or a mouse. Generally jerbaits are large lures and considered go-to lures for pike or muskie. But actually slightly downsized jerbaits also account for quite a few trophy-sized zander, walleye, bass and trout. Usually jerkbaits have […]

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Pike on the Nightwatchman

A couple of weeks ago I went on a day trip on the River Guden with Henrik. He is an old friend… but he just happens to be one of the best pike fly fishermen I know and a guide as well, so when he asked me to join him for a days fishing from […]

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Nightwatchman – Pike fly tying – video

The Nightwatchman is my own pattern, and a personal favourite for fishing in low light conditions: Dusk, dawn, nighttime and days with dark skies, rain and thunder. This version is tied mostly for pike and other large predators, but it is great streamer for trout as well. When the Nightwatchman is doing its rounds… things […]

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Chartreuse Sneaker – Pike fly tying – video

When you wan’t to knock rocks, hug structure, fish weedy areas or crawl lilly pads – this fly can be your sneaky ticket. This is an easy tie, but has lots of movement in the water. I tie this type in a variety of colors and sizes. Tied on an Ahrex Texas Predator hook for […]

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Sunburst Pike Slider – Pike fly tying – video

  Made for pike, musky, bass and other predators The large woolhead push a lot of water, and calls for attention – while sliding just under the surface.   Share

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