Fishing a dry fly to a steadily rising trout can be a very fulfilling experience. It can be totally uncomplicated as well – if the fish isn’t to discriminating when choosing the bugs. But some days are more challenging than others – and to have a success on a regular basis you need to know something about insects, hatches, drifts, drag, casting, tackle and lots of other stuff – and be able to observe the water patiently before whipping the surface with your fly line. All that adds up – and make dry fly fishing a sport for connoisseurs. Continue reading “Dry or die – on knowledge and passion”
The large and beautiful Ephemera vulgata lives in lakes and slow flowing rivers. It also lives in the large and dominating shadow of it’s close sibling, the Ephemera danica. I guess the focus on streams as the cradle of flyfishing culture has something to do with that. Continue reading “The second mayfly – and a skeleton diver”
Entering June means entering summer on the Northern Hemisphere. And to a lot of Scandinavian fly fishermen – it also means fishing for home running silver torpedoes.
Spring has turned directly into something that feels a lot like summer in our neck of the woods. We are still in May, though – and here in Scandinavia that means mayfly time. And it’s not just any mayfly I talk about. It is the large Ephemera danica that is commonly found in clear water rivers and lakes with sandy or gravelly bottoms throughout Europe and the British Isles. Together with it’s close relative, the lake-living Ephemera vulgata, this is flyfishing’s national bird around here. Continue reading “The Mayfly… Ephemera danica – fly fishing’s national bird around here”
Pop… pop…slam! Even though the strike is anticipated – your heart stops for a second, when the surface explodes in a chaos of teeth, jaws… and water splashing everywhere. Fishing poppers, sliders, divers and other surface flies is one of the most adrenaline pumping activity you can experience with a fly rod in your hand. But let’s take a look at the flies. Continue reading “Surface popping – the brutal kind of dry fly fishing”
Sandeels are long, slim and super fast swimming baitfish. The name is used for a considerable number of saline species. These baitfish are popular with a lot of different predatory fish. And since they live and feed on sandy or gravelly bottom along the coastline – often they find themselves in need of a place to hide in a hurry. Continue reading “Sandeels and flatwing streamers – two new videos from Henrik Kure Nielsen”
As a hook company we spend a lot of time on fly tying. And, let’s be honest, we use a lot of energy showing our own – and the many flies we get from you guys – in photos here on this blog, on Instagram and Facebook. Continue reading “Streamer flies under the surface – the real test”
Spring is the time of year when the Northern pike spawn and for a short while actually give new life to the water world. The rest of the year… well… pike is mostly into killing. In Denmark the month of April is closed season for pike fishing in freshwater – and additional 2 weeks is added for the salt. But… in freshwater opening day is only a few days away – and other places on the globe, pike fishing is legal year round. Continue reading “Post spawn pike – appetite for destruction”
Last week I mentioned the start of the salmon season in Denmark, and since then, lots of silver torpedoes have been landed in the rivers in Western Jutland. Our friend Mathias Ibsen was one of the many anglers, that were out trying their luck in the opening days.
Spring is on our doorstep on the Northern Hemisphere. Here in the southern part of Scandinavia, we have been able to fish open water most of the winter. Some lakes and fjords have been ice locked though, and generally the winter has been colder than usual. Continue reading “Spring is here – now let’s bend some rods”