Baitfish…

This fly is based on the famous Teppesilda. The original is a herring imitation. The pattern uses craft fur. I will soon be back with more on this.

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Full Rabbit Zonk…

Late last night I tied this one. It’s most likely been done before, but I can’t remember seeing in this way. I think of this primarily as a baitfish and I wanted to it as a big one. It will probably do great as an imitation of different worms (N: Børstemark) Rabbit zonkers tend to get very heavy, but when tied in this style it will not be too heavily dressed. I guess a cone head in front would be great also. Hook is Mustad C52S sz.2. Use any color of rabbit strips.

First tie in the selected rabbit strip for the back. Secure it with varnish or glue. Remember to leave enough on both ends.

Now select the main color of the body. Use a paper clip as shown. Do not use to much at the time. I use a split thread. There are several brands out there. Mine comes from The Silk Lady(Staffan Lindstrom).

Spin the fur and start winding. Pull back the hairs as you tie it in. Use a brush.

Select the collar fur and repeat.

Time to tie in the back strip and finish the fly.


Grey Norway – a few shots from this weekend…

FemundenThis weekend me and Espen went to one of my favourite places in Norway.  This lake is the starting point of one of the largest rivers up here and it is full of grayling. The conditions were not the best, with cold water and air as well as rain. After sort of an extreme spring the season up here is delayed almost a month. Due to the amounts of rain the water level has changed to often, making the fish uneasy at times.

Despite the bad conditions we managed to catch close to fifty graylings of about 300-600 grams in size. The pattern from the previous post was the best working fly on this trip.

Fish OnEspen playing a grayling…they fight hard even if they are relatively small.

Fish

DanesOne always meets other fly fishermen when staying over a few days. Here are two nice danish anglers who came by one day. At one point three anglers was playing fish at the same time…

CaddisThere were lots of insects around, but they never hit the water. I´m going back here very soon…