Clear Water Emerger

Clear Water Mayfly Emerger

The Clear Water Mayfly Emerger is a perfect imitation where the stream flows slowly, the water is clear and shallow. It is tied to get as close as possible to the real thing, with few but necessary attractors. Do not be afraid to tie it on a size 10, and not 8 as I do […]

Keeping a fly fishing diary

Do you keep a diary of your days out fly fishing? If not, you should. During off-season the records of the days out is the perfect tool for planning your next trips. The Diary is also an  invaluable tool when you are sitting at the fly tying bench trying to remember last years hatch.

Step-by-Step Detached Body Caddis

Step-by-Step Detached Body Caddis

I am so lucky to experience early Caddis hatches in my waters. Replacing the hatching stoneflies, the first bugs start appearing in early June. There is basically to versions I need to tie. One light, white winged in size 14, and one dark gray with gray wings. Also in size 14.

Needle Fly

Needle Fly an October Surprise

It’s something about fall. Crystal clear waters, razor sharp air, morning frost and a symphony in colors are nature’s last serving before the kitchen bell rings, and the season close.

Danica Emerger

Danica Emerger

The Ephemera Danica is the largest mayfly in Norway. Measuring up to 2,5 centimeters (one inch) the hatch of this beautiful mayfly is the most important during the season. When these guys appear, the big and picky trout looks to the surface for food.

Stonefly and Caddis in May

Stonefly and Caddis in May

I visit my rivers like a river keeper throughout the year. I know exactly what the water levels are, how they’re doing and what to expect next. I live with them and think I understand their cycle. Even though the changing climate is contributing to new and unexpected entries in my diary, I pretty much […]

Spring fly fishing

Spring fly fishing

When it comes to preparation for spring fly fishing, few things change. I pretty much fish the same flies as last year. I to reach for my favorite rod the lines and I am used to. But most importantly my flies are pretty much the same. Here are my favorite flies for spring fly fising […]

Tying Baetis Nymph

Tying Baetis Nymph Step by Step

This Step-by-Step guide helps you tie a basic but very effective Baetis Nymph. The fly is really very basic and a known pattern that anyone should have in their fly box. The pattern can be adapted to any swimming nymph, which is pretty much all the BWOs. This is an imitation of the Baetis Rohdani – the […]