The Soft Hackle Streamer…

The Soft Hackle Streamer is very simple to tie. Just make sure the marabou you are using has very thin stems. This makes it easier to wind around the hook. I use large mallard feathers as a collar hackle and a few strands of pearl. The fly was originally created by the great Jack Gartside.

Ekorrflugan…

img_3372I presented this in one of my older posts. When I get my camera situation sorted I will do a sbs.

This is a swedish pattern created for high altitude fishing. The materials you need are squirrel and a hackle. It looks like a mess, but the fish will go crazy on summer evenings. I usually tie this in all natural colors.

Tying again…

I am starting to enjoy tying again. I am even tying some for sale this year. I have been tying for almost 34 years so it’s just natural to tire from it sometimes. I’m getting old and grumpy maybe, but I also dislike the “look I can glue a fly” thing, and all the synthetics/plastics that dominates many tiers nowadays. I even use these materials in my own tying, but as little as I can. I mean, there’s a lot of great, skilled and highly talented people out there. I also see a lot of people who should have attented good courses in the art of fly tying.

Well, time for The Undertaker…

Something for the sea…

Hello again! I’m still here despite the silence on the blog. Last summer I spent summer in my caravan by the sea.

I have not done much fishing except bait fishing with the kid. This spring I plan to hunt for sea trout wich are abundant in the area. Here I present a well known pattern in Scandinavia called Vaskebjørn. It is originally tied with a red point and  using spey hackle,but any other long fibered hackle will do.  

My camera and other stuff got lost during the summer. I will post more when it can be replaced.

SeraCaddis…

My first post on flies did not go exactly as planned. It has been such a long time that Ì have forgotten a lot about using wordpress. I will return with a step by step on these soon.

These flies are tied on the fantastic Partridge K12ST. I have also used Serafil-thread from The Silk Lady. The thread is great for spinning different materials in at the same time. Here I have used a combination of seals fur and cdc.

Just got back from the store…

We went to a great shop today. This is what landed in the basket. 

 I also got thread from The Silk Lady. The thread is called Serafil and the man behind it is Staffan Lindstrøm. It is definately the best split-thread I have used.The Silk Lady is easy to find on FB. They also have a lot of other excellent products.