I don’t know how many hooks on the market can be classified as “streamer hooks”, and we often get asked why we have one in our line up when there are so many on the market. And that is of course a valid question, and the only answer is that we had to. We had … Continue reading “Streamers, bucktails and Mickey Finn – part II”
I don’t know how many hooks on the market can be classified as “streamer hooks”, and we often get asked why we have one in our line up when there are so many on the market. And that is of course a valid question, and the only answer is that we had to. We had … Continue reading “Streamers, bucktails and Mickey Finn”
Fly tying materials come and go. Some pop up because they are trendy for a period – helped along by a sudden burst of interest from high profile tiers. Other materials reach a short popularity helped along by intensive marketing.
As fly tiers and fly fishermen we are able to choose from an impressive selection of hair materials: Calf Tail, squirrel tail and a parade of furs from fox, bear, goat, sheep and lots of others animals. And then there are the synthetics. All of these have their pros and cons – and their own … Continue reading “Bucktail and bucktail flies – tradition, innovation and pure magic”
Amber and rusty coloured baitfish imitation, that has got a jigging nosediving action thanks to the fish skull. This one is tied on an Ahrex saltwater hook, but the fly is equally efficient in freshwater. I use it for brown trout, sea trout (sea run brown), sea bass – and perch and pike.
Imagine an English gentleman and his wife, in a beautiful, big Jaguar with two 17’ Falcon split cane fly rods strapped to the roof, driving down a small access road to a majestic, Norwegian river and you have an image of inventor of what is one of the most succesful flies of the 20th century.
Today we dive into the historic fly box, and bring out a couple of American classics: The Boss and the Golden Comet.
With fall approaching and more moderate temperatures in sight, the hunt for large predators is on again. With those toothy critters in mind, let’s take a look at a fly design, that has seen a lot of following in musky- and pike fishing circles: The Buford.
A classic American hairwing salmon fly. This version is tied on a small double hook, using squirrel tail for wing. On large version i use bear, bucktail or fox hair. The combination of black, red and silver is highly visible even in small hook sizes. This fly holds it’s own against all the new and … Continue reading “Black Bear Red Butt – Salmon/Steelhead fly tying – tied by Michael Jensen”
Today we take a look at a bunch of cool flies tied for some of the biggest and most badass predators in freshwater lakes and streams: The northern pike and the musky. While we here in Scandinavia have some fabulous pike fishing, the musky is a species that is native to North America only.