The song of grasshoppers is a major part of the background soundscape on a warm day in late summer and early fall – and this year they sing louder than usual. Continue reading “Hoppertunities – Late summer, grasshoppers and trout”
Around here we have a strong tradition for fishing sea-run brown trout. Part of the year we do that in saltwater, but during late summer and autumn more and more large browns enter the streams in preparation for the spawning season during winter.
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.
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.
Today we direct the big curious magnifying glass at Swedish saltwater fly tier par excellence, Jonatan Ternald. Jonatan was one of the first tiers that started using our hooks, and he has been a fabulous inspiration for us ever since.
Even at midwinter there are days when the sun comes out, the wind settles for a while and the coves and bays along the coastline warms up – at least in the afternoon.