The Rodmaker – Jostein Stulen…

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This evening my local fly fishermans club,Fluegruppa, had invited tool maker and rod builder Jostein Stulen. He talked about the process of making a splitcane rod and showed us the tools he uses,many of wich he has designed himself. His rods and reels are truly works of art. He does not sell any of the rods. He is simply a true craftsman and a master of his trade. He is a perfectionist and his rods proves that. I just wanted to present some photos from this event…


This reel is designed and crafted by Jostein.

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The rod to the right is an imaginary fly rod. Josteins idea is that if one were to make a fly rod  in Norway a thousands years ago,with the materials available this would be it.


Fly Tying…

My local angling club has done great things for the angling community in my area for many decades.  This club has its own group dedicated to fly fishing called “Fluegruppa”. It is where I got my first lessons in fly tying and all things related to the art of fly fishing. Many of its members gathers every thursday during the winter months to tie flies. There is a lot af very talented and skilled people in this group. They share ideas and teach beginners their secrets. And of course, as where all anglers get togheter, they tell a few lies as well.  The group also manages a small local stream. I used to work in a local angling shop for many years and got used to see these people all the time. It has been a long time since I´ve seen them and it was great meeting some of them  again this evening. I just wanted to post a couple of pictures from todays session. Special thanks to Terje for a crash course in photography!