English 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.

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.

Plastic in fly fishing

Plastic in fly fishing

Ten Rivers Trip started out as an idea to motivate my son into fly fishing. The concept has turned into a project and is fast turning into a drive promoting a campaign for more sustainable fly fishing. Should we ban plastic in fly fishing and fly tying materials?

Insect and Hatch Report

Hatch and insect report for Trysil Insect Guide

A season in the Trysil River is unmatched to any other fly fishing experience I know of. The river is a diverse organism starting at the borders of Engerdal county in the north, frothing thorugh the valley south to Innbygda, then passing smoothly to Nybergsund. Finally, she glides across the border into Sweden. On the other side, […]