out Graylinging

a surprise fly-fair popped up (well, sort of… ) in Argentat, France and the best part is i’ll be demoing single-hand spey and presentation casts but the really best part is the organizers don’t even know it yet ! :mrgreen:

outside of the weather service saying it’s supposed to rain all weekend and seeing great friend Fabrice, this part of the Dordogne river is the only river in France still open to grayling fishing. (trout and grayling waters all close at the same time in France. apparently, most anglers can’t tell the difference between the two or how to fish for them separately… ) anyhow, even though grayling are a despicable species and since carping waters are mostly mud, the opportunity of fishing ‘trout’ waters even surrounded by a bunch of frogs is too hard to pass up !
lines need to be lubed, bags filled and i need to find my good-luck Punto-Blanco boxer shorts and buy tons of chocolate. i hope you all have a great weekend !

for some strange reason, should you want to know very little more about this event and can deal with incomprehensible french, click the pic.

good food !

i’m not on the poster yet but i’ve been invited by the UFO to demonstrate and hold Presentation Casts workshops and eat hot-spicey-yummy food. who could resist ! ūüėÄ

the fly fishing camel

four extra-bonus points for bringing a camel to a fly fair!
it amused the kids, giving them a welcome break from the boring tediousness of “Oh, another moose… “ and us fly tiers where given sample packs of long cover hairs “That make lovely salmon fly wings” and underfur dubbing.
i was told that camel fur floats. i also find that funny.

Bug-Bond to the rescue !

special Bug-Bond therapy moment at the Stockholm fair last week-end !
Ulf Hagstr√∂m 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 worrying, the two left with a big smile and continued their shopping day in peace…
modern scientific Ultra-Violet light cured fly tying adhesives save the day once again !

eleven fantastic fly tiers,

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.
also big thanks to our ‘Paparazzi’ Mikael for the pic !