söndag 27 december 2015
onsdag 23 december 2015
Hope you all will get new rods, reels and skagit heads from Santa.
fredag 27 november 2015
Glass is not dead! Have been fishing with the Echo Glass Spey 12'9" #7 with the OPST Commando 475gr and a Vision Ace 10" T-14 for a while now and must say I just love the combo. The Commando head works perfect with this rod and with all diffrent tips from float to T-17.
The quality of the video is not the best due to low light conditions and lack of tripod and will make a better soon.
onsdag 30 september 2015
After some thinking I came up with a idea how to get the material into the loop without dropping half of it on the floor or in the bin bag and I call it the Buisness card trick and it works like this. It takes some practise to get it right but this helped me alot and hope it can help you too.
onsdag 12 augusti 2015
|OPST and a Carrot in Midkil|
|Rods in rain|
|Its not the beard on the outside, it,s the beard on the inside that Counts!|
söndag 2 augusti 2015
|Small salmon zonkers|
söndag 12 juli 2015
tisdag 30 juni 2015
The last couple of day I been cleaning up in my flytying room that had become a real mess and found some old hidden or forgotten flyboxes in a drawer with flies that I made and fished with for eight to ten years ago. Many of my daughters first attempts to make tubeflies and also some intresting other flies that some how have lost there place in my boxes today even that they did catch lots of fish back then. I realy don't know why some of these flies have been put a side but when I get new ideas and start using new material or technics I often transfer my old favorite colors into new patterns and old ones is forgotten. It's Always fun to Watch old flies and see how I tied and what materials I used back then and sometimes give an old pattern a make over like in this case. 2006 I got my hands on a copy of Ken Sawadas book "Tube & Waddington Flies" and I got realy inspired by Mr Sawadas beautiful tubeflies. I Always have used a lot of bright colors and like to try all sorts of crazy color combinations (at least some of my fishing buddies would say) and that's why I realy liked Ken's flies. So when I found these old Sawada style patterns I was realy inspired to re-make then to something in Intruder style that I would tie and fish with today using new technics and also adding some new materials to them. I started this make over on one of my old favorites, the Stingray! Black, green and a little touch of white is a very nice color combination that works well in most of our Salmon rivers all over the world and many fishermens out there have caught big fishes on these colors.
The things I have changed from the original pattern is first that I put in a tin tail of bucktail. Second I tie in a Guinea hackle in the back. Third I change the color on the front shoulder Amherst from white to green but also some other small changes.
Pattern recipe: Stingray Intuder
Tube: Lime Green
Tail: A small bunch Black Bucktail tied in forward and holded back. 3 strands of Green Mirage Flash. 3 Natural color Amherst pheasant fibers. 2 Grizzly natural saddle hackle.
First hackle: Natural Guinea
Eyes: Green Pro JC
Body:Bright Green dubbing. (I brusch out the dubbing to get more volym to the body just to get more of a siluett as I will use this pattern for the Baltic Sea run browns that tend to like bulkier flies.
Ribb: Oval silver tinsel (I use no ribb as I spinn the dubbing in a loop)
Front shoulder: Black fox hair spun in a loop. Black Marabou spun in a loop. A bunch of Green Amherst pheasant fibers tied in around the tube or spun in a loop. You can also use a Composite loop and tie in all materials at the same time. Take a look at OPST on Youtube were Jerry French shows how composite loops should be made.
Head: Metallic green Pro Sonic disc or similar discs from other brands.
Try not to over dress the fly as it will swimm much better if spares dressed.
|The new one on the left and old on the right.|
söndag 21 juni 2015
måndag 8 juni 2015
My oldest daughter Ello have been away from fishing for a while but now she is back again! We Went down the other day to try some new rods and she realy got hooked again and she said´that she forgot how fun it was to fish. Thats fun to hear as I have not been naggin' about it and try to get her back fishing when she wanted to do other stuff.
No fish for any of us but we had fun even that a gaelforce winds made casting difficult. Also our new "ghillie dog" Nova that made her third fishing trip learns more and more how to behave on the river bank and she enjoy being out fishing. We did not stay for more then Three hours as we went out of Oreo cookies after a while, how can you fish without Oreo's?
fredag 22 maj 2015
onsdag 20 maj 2015
måndag 11 maj 2015
Yesterday I feelt it was time to go down to the river and see how my body would react to some fishing and it went quite good. So back on track I will try fish more and more now in may and june. Also it was fun to see how the Easy Squids preformed in the water and I can say the did realy moove just like I wanted. Will upload an article about them this week.