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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.

Tying Mohican Mayfly Step by Step

Tying Mohican Mayfly Step by Step

This Step-by-Step guide helps you tie the Mohican Mayfly 2.0. The fly is based on Oliver Edwards’ great pattern. The pattern is modified and simplified using modern fly tying techniques. The fly is also dubbed differently than the original. In this example the fly is tied to imitate an Ephemera Danica.

Spent Spinners

Spent Spinners – Seven ideas for successful fly fishing

Don’t you just love those summer evenings when it all comes together after good may fly hatch, and the evening show opens with a magnificent spinner fall?

Spent Spinner Wings

Spent Spinner Wings

It’s impossible to fish a mayfly hatch cycle without having spinners in your fly box. Either in the form of an upright version, or the version imitating the flat and dead spent spinner.

Perfect mayfly dun profile

Perfect Mayfly Dun Profile

What’s the perfect mayfly dun profile? It depends on the water you’re fishing in, but on a calm river nothing beats the lucid print from a No Hackle.

Five Principles for tying a BWO Dun

Five principles for tying a BWO Dun

Except for being right all the time, nothing in this world is better than successfully fishing a BWO dun cycle.

Danica Sulphur

The Danica and Sulphur in July

If you’re lucky you get to experience a Super Hatch. I was lucky to fish one this summer. The Danica and the Sulphur hatches were both peaking during the same days in July last years.

Tying BWO Emergers

Tying BWO Emergers

A couple of decades ago, few anglers used emergers. In the recent years the emergent state of the may fly life cycle has caught the attention of most fly fishers. Now they are regarded as the most important imitations by many. Everyone should be tying BWO Emergers 

BWO Blue winged olive

The BWO – the Blue Winged Olive

Next to the midge, the Blue Winged Olives (Baetidae) are probably the most important bug that fish feed on. No doubt, tying them is part of the fun. Having the right imitation in your box is key to a successful season at the river on those warm summer hatches.

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