From the vise…

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MetalHeadz…

BoxThe “bad” box is starting to fill up. It is full of damsels, dragons, nymphs and metalheads.

Red TagzCan anyone think of a name for this one…? Wow. a brand new design. I think this pattern is a revolution, and I think I will call it Vegard´s Red Tag. Look closely, and you might see me…haha:)

RustyThe Rusty One…

Wooly Blogger 2Wooly Blogger Variant…

No-wing Dun…

Hackle Dun 1

I remember a discussion once about the importance of the wing on mayfly patterns. Off course, in some cases it is crucial, but in fast flowing waters it is of minor importance. Since then I have always had a few No-Wing patterns in my box. I like to enhance the thorax by using peacock herl. For the body I would normally choose some kind of biot. It can also be a good choice during a large hatch, as well as in windy conditions. Tied this way, with no wing, the fly never fails presentation…

Green

Hackle Dun 2

Hackle Dun 3

Hackle Dun 4

I tie tonite what I fish tomorrow…

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I need flies. It happens almost every time, the night before going on a fishing trip, I end up kind of panic tying. We can probably not expect mayflies to hatch, it is still early around here,. There will be midges/diptera and maybe some stoneflies. If the temprature should rise, and (just by chance) the sun arrive there might be some Claret/Sepia Dun  (Leptophlebia vespertina/marginata ) dancing in the air. But, if nothing happens on the surface I will reach for the of monsters. By that I mean damsels/dragons and other scary stuff tied in the darkest hour.

The above fly is a “new” creation, and it sinks! Gold bead with extra tungsten/lead. The tail is a mixture of marabou, with a spun rabbit thorax and peacock. It really is a monster! It will definately fool a fish or two no matter the conditions.

These are some  of the flies that will fill my box tomorrow, fresh off the vise…

Tonite 1

Tonite 2

Tonite 3

Well,its one of those nights…

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These are just what I ended up with this evening. The idea is that the cdc will catch a great deal of airbubbles on the way down,and give the impression of a diving caddis,but when tied in a variety of colors it represents a small baitfish. I also tried to do a series of photos of the fly. This is not a step-by.step…

 I will tie it in many different color variations,using it as an attractor in rivers. It might be a really good searching pattern. Who knows?

Now,for some Tom Waits…I think “Nighthawks at the diner” will do tonite. You know,warm beer and cold women…

 

Late Night 1

Late Night 2

 

Late Night 4

Late Night 5

Late Night 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where did the man (mind) go…?

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My fishing hats are waiting,but there are still about 20cm of snow covering the fields and well below every night. Today I was planning to open the brown trout season in a nearby stream,but I was caught up in the coffee and cigarettes department this morning,so I guess they will have to wait a little longer. I am really supposed to tie flies to fill my own and the boxes of others with flies at this time of year. But,as always, I get out of focus and start tying something completely different. Same old story,I end up tying a couple of fun flies instead of the 20 Streaking Caddis I was supposed to…here´s a couple from today.

Ghostly 1

Ghostly…

Spent

Spent…

Spent Foam

And,one more…

Spent Yellow