Monthly Archives: April 2012

Fishing on the 9th of April (Fishing day no 3)

So on monday I managed to get out on my second fishing during Easter. This time I had my entire family with me, all three of them. A good day with fishing, picnic with barbeque, rowin the boat and raising hell. That last part was mostly Wilmer who did because he was not entirely happy being out all day 🙂

We managed to catch one pike once more, but it is still way too cold in the water only three degrees celcius in the shallow bays. So hopefully warmer weather will come in soon making it warmer in the water which will give more pikes to come in.

No photos this time, will do better next time!

Articulated shanks

Late last year Flymen fishing company released their new articulated shanks in three different sizes. I’ve just recently started to play around with it, and mainly with the 55 mm shanks for big pike flies. Two examples are shown below. These shanks adds both the dimension of placing the hook further back like with a tube but it also adds a whole new dimenssion of movement in the fly.

This fly has a body/wing of yellow and green bird fur with white Gliss’n glint fibers on the underside.  A couple of olive sadle hackles and a few olive birdfur feathers as wing are also in there. The head is Big Bond over crystal eyes. The hook is Partridge Ultimate predator 4/0.


This fly below has even more wicked movement in it. It has a tail of white Fin racoon zonker with a few turns of grey Fin racoon winded in front of it to add more preasure of water. The front (the Articulated shank) has first a grey Fin racoon zonker winded 3-4 turns, then red Fin racoon winded again 3-4 turns. The front is some lateral scale flash and green Whiting Bird fur feathers.

Fishing 5th of April (Fishing day #2)

So this past thursday I got out on Pmy second ike fishing this spring. The warm and sunny weather we’ve had earlier had changed to cold and clear weather these past twp weeks. With freezing degrees in night and not more than 3-4 degrees celcius during the day it was still very cold in the water. This particular day I was also met by strong southwestern winds. Kinda bad conditions.

I had a blast anyway, fishing for about three hours and also going on the boat for the first time this season. Still not a working engine on but it is also kinda nice to row the boat in a slow manner, most spots are reachable by rowing anyway. The bright and sunny weather combined with cold waters with almost no vegetation on the bottom yet mad the fishing hard. I did in the end manage to land a coupikes, not more than a couple of kilos. And I also had a follower that looked very strange, almost sea trout shaped….

Swedish sportfishing fair 23-25 March

So this year saw me doing two big shows in Sweden with just two weeks apart. This second one is all in all a smaller show but since it is just a fishing show (thew other one is wilderness fair together with fly fishing) it probably is more fishermen comming than the Swedish fly fishing show.

A big venue and probably one third of it was pure fly fishing exhibitors. A whole lot of more of the big names like LOOP, Vision, Guideline etc. was there along with both a whole lot of shops and smaller stand with rod builders, guides, fish wood carvers and many more. Also there were a high class fly tyers row there with a lot of well known names and familliar faces. It was great to meet friends like Chris Reeves, Trevor Jones, Caroline Emmet and Barry Ord clark again. Also Swedish tiers like Peter Scheffler, Martin Ågnell, Joel Björn, Nicklas Runarsson, “Big Nick” Dahlin, Johan Sterner, Daniel Barkman, Johan Klingberg and more was there. My very good friends Marc and Jeanette was also there along with so many more people that made this a great weekend.

All in all it was a great show, I met a lot of people, talked fly tying and fly fishing with so many of them and had a blast. One of the best things was that I got to bring Kristoffer with me the last day. He sat with me, walked around and talked to the other tiers and had a great day. I got him Barry Ord Clarks book which he got signed so now he has his own first fly tying book ( I will post a review of it later). Also Barry and many of the other tiers was ind enough to give Kristoffer flies which he proudly took with him to school the day after and showed his entire class. He had been introduces to the fly tying family and they welcomed him with opened arms and I was again the proud father ❤

Here’s some photos from the weekend! The fantastic deer hair flies are tied by Daniel Barkman, so cool!