Uncontrollable hatches of new flies

It’s been nearly two weeks since my last confession:0) Winter has returned with temperatures below freezing. And to make things worse: I have been grounded by an annoying cold. The package from England arrived last week, and I have tied lots of new flies: Teal & Green, Camasunary Killer, Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear Nymph, Casual […]

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Another brown trout – this time in a snowstorm

Lerkenfeld River again. I hooked a nice fish on a classic Black Zulu. It turned out to be a beautiful golden brown trout with distinct red and black spots. The fish (est. 1 lb) was released. I had to find my way back to the car in a heavy snowfall. It’s tough to be a […]

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Black Zulu and visitors from the Stone Age

I tied up a hatch of classic Black Zulus today. I think the combination of black, red and silver makes some of the most trout catching flies ever. The Zulu as well as the Soldier Palmer is incredibly simple. Our friends Lasse and Gitte dropped by tonight. Lasse and I are going on a fishing […]

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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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Soldier Palmer – classy and butt simple

Tied a bunch of Soldier Palmers (sizes trout 6, 8 and 10 – and a few on a small salmon hook… 8 I think). Cool looking and super simple wet fly. Besides… this is a variant of one of the oldest flies known, the Red Palmer – and is mentioned by Izaak Walton (1653) or […]

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