MetalHeadz…

BoxThe “bad” box is starting to fill up. It is full of damsels, dragons, nymphs and metalheads.

Red TagzCan anyone think of a name for this one…? Wow. a brand new design. I think this pattern is a revolution, and I think I will call it Vegard´s Red Tag. Look closely, and you might see me…haha:)

RustyThe Rusty One…

Wooly Blogger 2Wooly Blogger Variant…

No-wing Dun…

Hackle Dun 1

I remember a discussion once about the importance of the wing on mayfly patterns. Off course, in some cases it is crucial, but in fast flowing waters it is of minor importance. Since then I have always had a few No-Wing patterns in my box. I like to enhance the thorax by using peacock herl. For the body I would normally choose some kind of biot. It can also be a good choice during a large hatch, as well as in windy conditions. Tied this way, with no wing, the fly never fails presentation…

Green

Hackle Dun 2

Hackle Dun 3

Hackle Dun 4

I tie tonite what I fish tomorrow…

Tonite 4

I need flies. It happens almost every time, the night before going on a fishing trip, I end up kind of panic tying. We can probably not expect mayflies to hatch, it is still early around here,. There will be midges/diptera and maybe some stoneflies. If the temprature should rise, and (just by chance) the sun arrive there might be some Claret/Sepia Dun  (Leptophlebia vespertina/marginata ) dancing in the air. But, if nothing happens on the surface I will reach for the of monsters. By that I mean damsels/dragons and other scary stuff tied in the darkest hour.

The above fly is a “new” creation, and it sinks! Gold bead with extra tungsten/lead. The tail is a mixture of marabou, with a spun rabbit thorax and peacock. It really is a monster! It will definately fool a fish or two no matter the conditions.

These are some  of the flies that will fill my box tomorrow, fresh off the vise…

Tonite 1

Tonite 2

Tonite 3

Well,its one of those nights…

Late Night 7

These are just what I ended up with this evening. The idea is that the cdc will catch a great deal of airbubbles on the way down,and give the impression of a diving caddis,but when tied in a variety of colors it represents a small baitfish. I also tried to do a series of photos of the fly. This is not a step-by.step…

 I will tie it in many different color variations,using it as an attractor in rivers. It might be a really good searching pattern. Who knows?

Now,for some Tom Waits…I think “Nighthawks at the diner” will do tonite. You know,warm beer and cold women…

 

Late Night 1

Late Night 2

 

Late Night 4

Late Night 5

Late Night 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where did the man (mind) go…?

Where 2

My fishing hats are waiting,but there are still about 20cm of snow covering the fields and well below every night. Today I was planning to open the brown trout season in a nearby stream,but I was caught up in the coffee and cigarettes department this morning,so I guess they will have to wait a little longer. I am really supposed to tie flies to fill my own and the boxes of others with flies at this time of year. But,as always, I get out of focus and start tying something completely different. Same old story,I end up tying a couple of fun flies instead of the 20 Streaking Caddis I was supposed to…here´s a couple from today.

Ghostly 1

Ghostly…

Spent

Spent…

Spent Foam

And,one more…

Spent Yellow

This is art – Sergio Rene Cordoba…

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Since I have been floating around in the world of fly tying for almost three decades now, one should think there is not much more to discover. But to me fly tying is an artform, and art always evolves. I know a lot of highly skilled people in the fly tying community,but every once in a while one discovers some amazing and extremely skilled tyers. Through a fly tying page on FB I have gotten to know the creations of this truly amazing artist. Sergio Rene Cordoba is based in the beautiful country of Argentina. I am sure a lot of you already know his flies and that his photos and flies leaves you breathless everytime. If some of you are not familiar with his works of art, then you are truly in for a treat.

Sergio Rene Cordoba is a genuine artist and totally dedicated to creating realistic imitations of winged insects. Personally I am often lost for words when trying to describe his flies. These are some of the finest and most mind blowing flies I have ever come across. Fly tyers  as well as other people will be amazed and impressed by his creations. That is why I wanted to post this. Sergio was kind enough to send me these photos for the use in this post. Please respect the  artist,the art and copyright and always give credit to any artist. Sergio deserves all the attention he can get as he takes fly tying to a new level…Enjoy!

Sergio runs a website/blog, unfortunately it`s in spanish, but his photos speaks for themselves…please visit his blog at: http://elatadorealista.com.ar/

Thank you very much for sharing your works of wonder and letting me do this Sergio! I sincerely hope to meet you  and your flies in real life some day…

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The creative works of Staffan Lindstrøm…

Staffan cover

By kind permission of my friend Staffan Lindstrøm I will present, in random posts, some of his flies and try to share some of his ideas with you all. To me personally, he is definately one of the most influential tyers when it comes to creativity, discovering new materials and fly fishing philosophy. The photo shows him on the cover of his book “Bare ett kast til”. The book was published in 2001 and it represents what he stood for at the time, and still does…simplicity rules! Back in his early days he created very realistic flies. He even painted the nerves on mayfly wings.

At a certain point he figured out that the trout had a very bad ability to count, besides it`s eyesight and instincts have not changed much the last hundred years or so. That makes the old classics highly effective patterns. It is very hard to invent something new, the revolution and development of fly tying is mainly  in the choice and use of materials. I hope you will enjoy the future posts…

My copy of the book...

My signed copy of the book “Bare ett kast til”…

Night fishing

Staffan`s solution for night fishing and bad eyesight…(The photo is not the original. It is taken by me directly from the book.That explains the poor quality)

ABU Optic – A streamer of tremendous killing power…

Abu Opti Streamer

Back in the days when fly tying was still a bit mystical here in Scandinavia Abu launched this streamer. Bead chain-eyes was a revolution. I remember tying a lot of these for a customer in the 80`s. He prefered it in hot orange and gold. I caught quite a few fish on it myself. Today fly tyers can create super-realistic creations and we have a wast amount of materials to choose from. Back then there were not a single bead chain left in any office around town. I targeted the post office for the most part myself. Simplicity works…besides they have cool names!

ABUlureabuflyabuoptic2a

I believe this is from a late 70`s or early 80`s catalogue (ABU)