Mini Jigs and an Irish Classic

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Winter is hitting Denmark this week, so fly tying is really the most obvious pastime around here at the moment. Last week we had ice free waters and fishing was pretty good though. This blog is kind of a patchwork with something old, new, borrowed… and well… pink. Let’s get to it. Continue reading “Mini Jigs and an Irish Classic”

Perch – new kid on the (streamer) block

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Perch is one of the most popular freshwater gamefish in Scandinavia. At least for all-round anglers. Among fly fishermen though, trout, salmon and grayling reign as the classy targets, with the rich legacy of tradition, fly patterns and tons of classic literature. Continue reading “Perch – new kid on the (streamer) block”

Gunnar Brammer – creative fly designer

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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”

Size matters – no matter what they say ;0)

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Small fish are eaten by bigger fish that just happen to be hunted by even larger monsters. The streamer game for trout is changing. If we go back a few decades very few fly fishermen tossed flies longer than 2 inches for trout. The tandem trolling streamer style from the Maine district was an exception – but these flies were – as the name implies – mostly trolled behind a boat and very seldom used for traditional fly casting and fly fishing. And part of that game was focused on landlocked salmon as well.

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