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THE FLY FISHING AND FLY TYING BLOG

This is the English Fly Fishing and Fly Tying blog at Rakkenes.com. We blog both in English and Norwegian. This section of the site provides a list of all articles posted in English. Note that most of the texts on the site is written in English. The Norwegian texts are considered to be of interest to the Norwegian fly fishing community only.

Spellbound by the moon

SPELLBOUND BY THE MOON

After a long and cold Norwegian winter, we’re finally set to release the first episode of season two of Ten Rivers Trip. “Spellbound by the Moon” is a downright declaration of love for nature, fly fishing and the Trysil area in Norway. The film is now available free of charge on You Tube.

Ephemera Danica fr image

Ephemera Danica – bug that triggers the hog

In Scandinavia the Ephemera Danica is the king may fly. Not only is she the largest of them all. The Ephemera Danica is also the most attractive both for trout and the fly fisher. In June she is hatching in the southern parts of the region.

Markus Hoffman favorite flies for summer

Markus Hoffman is a rising star in the Scandinavian fly tying arena. In his backpack he carries a proud Swedish institution of fly tying but continues the tradition with his elegant and his distinctive touch. “I used to be a bad boy, but have become fairly likable in recent years”, the easy-going Swede laughs.

Thomas Roos

Thomas Roos three best flies for summer

No one frequenting Scandinavian Facebook groups on fly tying has missed his dry flies. Having a good hand with the materials, Thomas Roos uses his insight and creativity to push Swedish and Scandinavian fly tying to new highs. These are the three dry flies Thomas Roos always brings when fly fishing in summer.

Pål Krogvold favorite flies

Pål Krogvold and his favorite dry flies

Very few fly fishers become household names. Pål Krogvold has. His experience from a life long journey with his fly rod and a canoe has resulted in several books and articles on both fly fishing and canoeing. He is the undisputed king of Norwegian fly fishing and fly tying, and he loves his mayfly duns […]