Tying and fishing the Booby Fly – Meet the Booby Fly – sample from the book

Meet the Booby Fly – Top producing outlaw with a catchy name It has a funky name, it is kind of goofy looking – but it is one of the most efficient and consistently top producing flies for trout… and pretty much anything else that swims. So effective, actually, that it has been banned from […]

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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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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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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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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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Furry streamers for fry feeding trout

I designed a new fur strip streamer today. The main ingredients being a strip of muskrat fur dyed warm orange brown and a selection of soft hackles. Really like the way this one turned out. It looks deadly in a trout fry kind of way. I prefer muskrat over rabbit strips, when I tie streamers […]

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A Brown trout before the snow

Snow is falling outside right now, but I had the first real fishing trip to the Lerkenfeld River earlier today. I fished an hour around noon at the upper part of the river. The temperature was just a little above the freezing point. I fished a sinking line and a Firetail Booby without any luck. […]

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