The matuka style is of New Zealand origin, and some of the most beautiful matuka fly patterns were developed for the trout streams and lakes under the Southern Cross. Continue reading “Matukas – hassle free streamers”
Does the world really need more shrimp patterns? Well… sure it does. And if for some reason you should doubt that statement, all you gotta do is check out todays fly tying sbs, where Danish fly tier and fly fisherman Morten Jensen ties his Amber Shrimp. Continue reading “An Amber Shrimp for late season trout”
Today we take a look at leeches, since some very effective fly patterns do a good job at imitating these segmented worms.
The majority of leeches live in freshwater environments, but some species can be found in terrestrial and marine environments. Most of us probably think of leeches as bloodsuckers – even though most species are predatory, feeding primarily by swallowing other invertebrates. With almost 700 species on a Global scale a large variety in size and colours are represented. Continue reading “Bloodsuckers and predators – leech tying lessons”
Gunnar Brammer of Duluth, Minnesota is a guy that just continues to come up with cool streamer designs. His ability to combine elements and inspirations from many sources into new designs is impressive. Continue reading “Gunnar Brammer – creative fly designer”
63 blog entries with portraits of cool fly tiers, new tying techniques, fishing reports, hook news and inspirational fly tying art from fly tiers around the world.
40 videos on YouTube. Mostly tying sbs and fly tying stuff, but very soon with more fly fishing films and film sharing short practical tips on anything related to fly tying and fly fishing. Continue reading “We produce more than just fly hooks”
This week we have chosen to put the spotlight on our Argentine friend, Ruben Martin. We have showcased some of his flies before, but Ruben just keeps cranking out good stuff, so revisiting his YouTube channel is always worth doing. First though, here’s a short presentation of the man.
Zonker… the name is kind of weird. It sounds like something from outer space – but streamers and tube flies sporting fur strips of some kind is as popular as ever. The zonker is not a new idea, though.
There’s just something pure, clean and honest about simple soft hackles wet flies and spiders. Take a look at the classic British North Country Spiders, the loch style wet flies – or the flymphs from Liesenring or Hidy.
Summer has really hit Scandinavia this week, and whether you are into the imitation game in cool mountain streams, going for silver migrants in the rivers… or like chasing predators in the lowland rivers and lakes – the days are long and full of opportunities. Way up north around the Arctic Circle the sun is up all night – and so are the fish. There’s no rest for the wicked, as our friend Stefan Larsson often reminds us :0)
The colour pink bears resemblance to pretty few food items in the natural environment – except maybe a few shrimps and trout and salmon eggs. Never the less, most fly boxes carry at least a few pink flies.