My daughter Angelica and I went for area yearly trip to River Lögde in Västerbotten here in Sweden. We had not planed anything and had three rivers to choose but after visiting the fishing tackle shop at Naturkompaniet in Övik we decided to go to River Lögde. We started to fish in Norrfors and had a pull on the fly there but no more so we changed pools and tried some different pools before we felt that the sandman had put all his sand in our eyes and we had to sleep. In the morning there was raining for two hours then the sun broke through the colds and it got hot as hell but we fished for a couple of hours before we packed down our rods and went home again. Both Angelica and I think Lögde is a real nice river and we will go back there in a couple of weeks to do some Sea trout fishing.
Was invited to tie some flies at Kalastus Suomi to tie tube flies the 4-5/5 in there great looking shop outside Tampere in Finland! We were six tyers in the shop tying our diffrent kund of flies and it was nice to meet and greet these guys like Brian Störup, Panu Lampinen, Visa Kilpeläinen, Hekki Turunen and Hekki "Mr Pompero" Anttonen and see there tying technics and nice flies! In the casting pool Olli Ojamo did his shows about how to fly fish and may people did have a chance to try casting for the first time.
Had a great time at the Swedish Sport Fishing Fair with my buddies Nicklaus Bauer, Peter Bratt, Nicklas Holmér, Daniel "the beard" Bergman, Steffen "mr Pink" Jensen, Emma, Maria and Mattias Drugge from Vision/Fly-Dressing. We also won the prize for best stand with a cosy living room full of are new products were the visitors could sit down and have rest and talk fly fishing products!
On friday there was a new visitor record and we had much to do in the Vision stand. I had many people visiting my tying table and it was fun to show them my tying technic.
Saturday was just crazy with a full house from the gates opened up and we had a great time meet and greet fishermens and womes from all over the country.
I had to go home on sunday morning because my health is not the best but I think it will be a good day and hopefully a new visitor record for sunday also!
Most also say thanks to Bosse from Catch & Relax and Anders and the kids from the the school in Älvdalen for doing a great job! Also a big thanks to Marcus from Hökensås for the Tidaholms punsch!
Nu är det dax att anmäla sig till någon av våren kastkurser med Mattias Drugge! Som vanligt kommer kurser hållas över hela Sverige i sammarbete med lokala redskapshandlare. Kurserna passar alal från nybörjare till proffs som behöver putsa lite på tekniken.
After a time of testing diffrent materials to make a 100% synthetic fly pattern for Salmon, Sea trouts (Sea run browns) and Steelhead I came up with the idea of the Synthetic GP made of Craft Fur. It's quit difficult to find a synthetic substitute to repalce the fur and feathers and I have been using Craft Fur before as wing material on my bigger tube flies and they have been catching fish for me since 2004. The original GP or diffrent versions with dyed tippet feathers have worked well for me especial for Sea trout fishing in the spring here in Scandinavia but its not the easiest fly to tie and not that easy to the get the "right" look on the fly or get it to swimm as it should. The synthehic version is easy to tie and can be made in lot of diffrent colours.The orange/red (were I mix the Craft Fur fibers) fl red, all white version that You can watch me tie the GP on Tie TV on you tube and see how its done. It's just in Swedish but you will sure understand how to tie just by watching the video!
After many questions how I tie the Bucktruder flies I have made a quick SBS just using my Iphone camera. You can tie the Bucktruders both diffrent tubes or shanks and if you want a heavier fly use Real Eyes to gain some weight!
Material list for the Red & Purple tube version:
Tube: Red Eumer Large/Small combo
Body: First half Miragé Saltwater Flash. Second half Purple Dubbing
First Wing: Red Bucktail, 2 strands each of Red and Purple Crystal Flash.