The Mallard & Claret heritage

Red wine most often gives me a headache – so when it comes to drinking… I’m more of a beer kind of guy. But I love the colour of claret. Guess it goes all the way back to some of the first flies I tied and caught trout on. Back then the Mallard and Claret […]

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The Krogsgaard Series

Some of the most famous historic Danish flies are the Krogsgaard Series. This series of flies was designed by Hardy Bros. England – but the British designs were based on a large survey of the insects that were common in streams hosting trout and grayling. Olaf Krogsgaard and J. Kr. Findal did this work in […]

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Soldier Palmer – fly tying – video

Cool looking and super simple wet fly. Besides… this is a variation of one of the oldest flies known, the Red Palmer – which is mentioned by Izaak Walton (1653) and maybe even Dame Juliana Berners (1496). Anyway… trout still love it! Soldier Palmer Hook: Wetfly # 6 – 14 Tread: Black or red Tail: […]

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Flash Chenille Booby

This is a classic in British reservoir angling. The body material is sold under names like flash chenille, fritz or cactus chenille, and gives this fly a lot of sparkle and action. High visibility makes the Flash Chenille Booby a fine searching pattern. Use discrete colours for clear water situations and hot versions like chartreuse, […]

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Orange Flash Chenille Booby – fly tying – video

Hot coloured Booby Fly for discoloured water in rivers or lakes. Really an easy tie. I tie this fly in a variety of colours: mostly olive, black, brown, orange and white. Orange Flash Chenille Booby Hook: Wet fly hook or short streamer hook # 4 – 10 Tread: White or orange Tail: Orange marabou Body: […]

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