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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.

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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 […]

Jon Strand

Jon Strand advice for summer fly fishing

Jon is a multi-talented fly tier. Being a pilot and a carpenter he is also one of Norway’s best fly tiers. The passion for fly tying was found in a shoebox 40 years ago.