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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Freeman’s Fancy

I’m pretty much into classic British stuff at the moment. You know tweed, classic Hardy reels and even more classic wet flies. Last night I was doing a bit of research in John Veniards book Reservoir and Lake Flies. On one of the color plates the beautiful Freeman’s Fancy caught my eye. Both Veniard and […]

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Articulated Shank flies

Well the name certainly sounds a bit more interesting than waddingtons – but it can be hard to spot the difference. That doesn’t mean that I’m not impressed with the new articulated shanks from Flymens Fishing Co. I love them. They come in a lot of different types, lengths and colors. And it’s a great […]

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Tying and fishing the Booby Fly – new book out now

The first book in our new series of fly fishing books is completed. Tying and fishing the Booby Fly is now available as a Kindle edition e-book from Amazon.com You can buy the Kindle edition or download a free sample from the book here: https://amzn.to/2WTesvE And here is a link for the iBook version: Tying […]

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Looking for spring

  – getting close… but still no cigars I made a short trip to the river today. Primarily to get out and soak up some early spring light, but also to try out a new fly reel… hopefully with a sea trout at the business end of the line. Well, the trout didn’t cooperate, but […]

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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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Titty Twister – a trout hunter from dusk till dawn

In the 2012 season I tied a new tube fly for summer fishing for brown trout and sea trout. Actually it didn’t get much swimming time back then, but now I’m tying a batch for the new season. It started out as a hair winged tube fly, sporting some extremely long black hair I nicked […]

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Fly tying with Lasse

I am having a great time tonight tying flies with my friend Lasse. We are tying tube flies and small doubles for the sea trout and salmon. I’m tying two patterns: The Rusty Strip Minnow and a black and green fly for night fishing. Lasse is experimenting like crazy. We are drinking as well – […]

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Took the Rusty Strip Minnow for a swim today

I’m a bit exited over this new fly I designed this week. It’s a zonker style, and the wing is made from a tapered strip of muskrat fur dyed in a dirty orange hue. It has got warm rusty brown tone, when I get wet. I have tied a lot of different versions: Regular streamers, […]

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