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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A Soft Dog on my trail

Recently I got hold of a bunch of Whiting Soft Hackle with Chickabou patches – more precise the Coq De Leon hen saddles. All of these had markings resembling the partridge body hackles – and some were dyed in subdued pastel colours. I immediately saw the possibilities for making some beautiful soft hackle spider wet […]

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Shades of Green – fly tying – video

My own pattern inspired by the fabulous Woolly Bugger and Scandinavian sea trout flies like the Magnus. The name… well it is pretty green and at first i just called it “the green fly.” But as it turned out this green bastard caught so many sea trout during it’s first days of action, that I […]

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Woolhead Sculpin V2 – fly tying – video

New version of my Woolhead Sculpin. This one is made entirely of Woolly Sparkle Dub (well… and a hook, some thread and a pair of 3D eyes). I’m using the Ahrex Deep Streamer, which is perfect for these saltwater streamers… and kind of classy looking as well. Hope you guys like it :0) Woolhead Sculpin  […]

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Psycho Sunset Streamer

This fall I’ve been fishing a large lake with a healthy population of brown trout. Since these trout primarily are predatory, large streamers are the order of the day. I’ve had some success with my Rusty Strip Minnow but wanted a fly with a touch of even more provocative colours. Being a sucker for traditional […]

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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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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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Marabou flies – Confessions of a part-time pincher

I am a streamer fishing addict – and I like my streamers to live, breathe, pulsate and swim. Naturally I go for fly tying materials that will support this plan. Marabou is one of the materials, I just can’t do without. Now to assume that marabou is just marabou – is the fly tying analogy […]

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