continuing with ‘Midge-Madness’ week, today’s special treat comes to us from Down-Under and world renowned fly tier Mick Hall. i had the wonderful opportunity and honor to meet Mick in 2011 at a fly fair in Stockholm where he was one of the featured tiers. a truly kind and generous man, taking the time to […]
with very similar results. here’s Fredrik Hedman and Stefan Siikavaara, both cool guys, Swedish and two of the better fly distance competitors in the world. as you can see, there’s a heck of a lot of training and thought behind each one’s style. that night Stefan topped at 35,6m (124+ ft) in the very muggy […]
today’s exuberant Mutant comes to us directly from Stockholm and my friend Micke ‘Sash-up‘ Anderson. “A certain kind of fly with a certain kind of flair”, here ya go !
by Mick Hall via Mustad ” Caddis larva come in two forms, those that build portable homes (Stick Caddis) and free living. All caddis larva have a hardened section near and including the head, whilst the bodies are soft and range in colour from off white through to a dirty yellow and some have green […]
and the bug will be One with you… i’m not certain, but in the foreground it seems to be a Bibio Marci or Hawthorn fly. however, in the background i can certify that it’s Thomas Berggren from last tuesday’s casting and fishing course at Thomas’s fishery Lilla Malma, an hour’s drive southwest of Stockholm. Thomas […]
one of the tiers has not showed up for this week-ends fair in Stockholm so i’ll take his place, maybe without my special antennas this time. i was planning to goof around for three days and the plan hasn’t changed.
sixteen years old and already a regular at the the big fairs in Sweden, Joel Björn’s enthusiasm, curiosity and tying excellence all means we’ll be hearing a lot more about this young man in the future and i’m certainly looking forward to that. here’s a little suspended chiro parasol emerger he tied at the Stockholm […]
special Bug-Bond therapy moment at the Stockholm fair last week-end ! Ulf Hagström rescued this poor (“Here look ! I painted them myself, really !… ) woman’s broken nail with BB Original ! the hubby applies a few drops… a few seconds later Ulf blasts her with the Pro-Torch ! miracle ! no more crying and […]
from last week-end’s fair in Stockholm, here’s a fine example of ‘subliminal’ brainwashing…
and eleven friends. here’s the tying crew from last week-end’s fly fair in Stockholm. it was quite an honor to be surrounded by such talent. i’ve learned so much ! thanks to all, specially Jussi Sjölund of Mountain Media who organized the tiers section and made sure we had an all-around great time over the four days. […]
15 years old and already a regular fly tier in all the Swedish fairs, very talented Emma Lindgren’s turning into (well, already is… ) a wonderful representative of our activity and and a great inspiration for kids everywhere. i’m looking forward to seeing her again in the coming shows in Stockholm this month. 😀 Related […]
“Anyway, You know I like to fish with a condom strapped to a hook, well around a year or so ago I came across a fly from my good mate Marc Fauvet who writes the popular “The Limp Cobra” blog who had a novel idea for a pike fly by strapping on doctors rubber glove to a […]
was going through older pics and found this year’s first fish, a beautiful Baltic Sea, 80 cm pike caught in the Stockholm Archipelago on a 25 cm brown Flashabou Sparkler-Thing, Sage TCX 890 and Rio Indicator line. after an exceptionally long and harsh winter (read completely unfishable because all waters where frozen over) this felt really […]
was ‘fished’ at the Stockholm Museum of Natural History EDIT: my friend Jeroen pointed out that this thing’s name is: John Dory or ‘Peter’s Fish’ “The John Dory usually gets its food by stalking it then shooting out a tube in its mouth to capture its prey.” pretty cool ! here’s what they normally look like […]
…is a rendition of a prehistoric ancestor of the catfish i recently saw at the Stockholm Natural History Museum. this thing was big and blobby and most probably had a foul smell. it had that look. i guess they haven’t changed all that much.
http://vimeo.com/23793468 the other day we where invited to visit a fish farm that stocks many private fishing still-waters and rivers (put and takes) in the Stockholm area. an amusing part which i guess is a standard to all visitors is the throwing of pellets and the ensuing feeding frenzy as they try to gobble as […]