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Flatwing Sand eel
Flatwing Sand eel

Spring is coming, in Denmark we have been waiting for below zero temperatures to go away, and now it looks like this is just about to happen, along with this,  the sand eels will travel from deep water, to more shallow parts, they like to be in big sand areas, where they can dig themselves [...]

ifish box
ifish box

Check out this little need thing form ifish.ie http://www.ifish.ie/Downloads/flypad.pdf

Toystory or flytying ?
Toystory or flytying ?

Nowadays, it seems like manufactures of flytying materials will do just about anything for the flytyer, NOT to tie flies. Today, everything  can be put together with superglue or clicked in each other with fittings suitable for a spacewalk. Companies like Pro tube, Json Sweden, easy eyes, all produces material that are supposed to help us in [...]

Shrimp vs. shrimp
Shrimp vs. shrimp

Some of us contributors here at customflies.dk went to Kolding last weekend for the flyfishing fair that is held every second year. Allan Overgaard and Kern Leo Lund where both tying flies there and on saturday, when i was there with my camera, shrimps was the topic of the day from the two skilled flytyers. [...]

The GoCard measuring tool!
The GoCard measuring tool!

Allright, this one is so easy and cheap that one would think that it dosent work in flytying, because we are used to big prizing on flytying aids and materials. First time i heard about the measuring tool was Jens Lund Adamsen who mentioned it for me, but at that moment i wasent quite sure [...]

Fly casting conditions
Fly casting conditions

I am not a good flycaster, in every cast I try to get longer than I ever have before, as a result of that, I often have knots on my leader that are not supposed to be, at other times I just have bad casting days. I guess I should practice more instead of fishing, [...]

Organizing your flytying
Organizing your flytying

If you live in your own house, have a 50m2 or bigger room for your flytying gear, stop reading. And check out Frederiks nice video from northern Sweden instead. http://customflies.dk/lapland-vassijokka-2012-2/ But if you, like me live in a small apartment with no room and/or a wife with very little understanding for flytying and the space this [...]

5 Minute Sculpin
5 Minute Sculpin

A quick and effective Sculpin pattern that works all year round. The Sculpin is found on the danish coastline, varying in sizes from 2 cm. to 15 cm.  This pattern is 7 cm long, combining the look of different species of the sculpin. Seatrouts loves sculpins, and the are often found as a primary food [...]

The art of dubbing
The art of dubbing

Some guys master the art of dubbing to perfection, getting the right amount of dub for the thread everytime, winding it looks like a cakewalk, etc, etc. Here is a quick run down of how to use 3 different techniques for dubbing your fly. First one is the normal simple dubbing where you apply the [...]

Flytying symposium
Flytying symposium

  A couple of months ago i enlisted for a flytying course during the weekend of 22-24 of February. The FlyFisherFederation Denmark was host for this event. I joined the course where Mr. Jens Lund Adamsen (Adam from now on)would be our teacher. As a little teaser, Adam had promised that he would instruct us [...]

White wing Akroyd
White wing Akroyd

It is no secret that i like to cast a fly for Steelheads in British Columbia. It is no secret either that i like to tie flies. Last year we (Jan and i) experienced a slate river, lots of hard current, water high on the bank side and water so murky, that if it was [...]

You got beatiful eyes
You got beatiful eyes

It is not hard, making your own shrimpeyes, and there is a lot of money to save. Putting premade eyes on a shrimpfly will cost you just under a dollar (4 danish Kroner) But if you use this technique one can easily make 200 shrimpeyes in one hour. That is 100 shrimpflies in an hour, [...]

Quiz
Quiz

And the winner is : Danish flyfisher and flytyer Bo Svarre. The correct first answer was Poul Jørgensen, the famous danish flytyer in his book Salmon flies, their character, style and dressing from 1978. Some of you were close with answering J. D. Bates, but he wrote the introduction in Pouls book. Congratulations to Bo [...]

Fishing in a Bathtub!
Fishing in a Bathtub!

Fishing in a Bathtub! Sounds like a non productive kind of killing time ? Well the danish term for flyfishing from the shoreline and out towards the first sandbank, is quite a stalking game, during winter an early spring when temps are at zero or below, searun trouts seems to like the shallow water when [...]

FlyFishFederation Workshop 10 february.
FlyFishFederation Workshop 10 february.

Last sunday Kern and John was invited to Jutland, for showing off some of their great shrimp flies at the FlyFisherFederationDenmark workshop. Getiing out of bed at 0430 in the morning is not something that is normal day business for these two gentlemen. So after consuming large amounts of coffe and danish pastry Kern and John [...]

Lapland, Vassijokka 2012
Lapland, Vassijokka 2012

We went to Lapland last summer only with expectations but no experience. Figuring out where exactly to go was therefore hard and the “kvotering” (license for waters with limitations) we applied for we did not get, but the choice still had to be made from home. After mailing back and forth with “Arctic Heli” we [...]

Fly on demand Clamworm
Fly on demand Clamworm

It wont be long now. Before big herds of clamworms (nereis Virens) will start to swarm, at first you will find the in shallow fiords. The fishing when these worms swarm can be very exiting, the searuns tend to be very selective when consuming the worms in big numbers so a pattern or to in [...]

Steelhead Bunny
Steelhead Bunny

A new video of a fly that has given Jan and me a fair share of Summer Steelheads last year. The fly is intended to be fished in murky water when snow melts and colourizes the river. That was the exact conditions that met Jan and i in the summer 2012 going to BC on [...]

Fly on demand Cuthroat Sculpin
Fly on demand Cuthroat Sculpin

The fly Cuthroat Sculpin is invented by Danish flytyer Rasmus Ovesen. Rasmus tied the fly almost 10 years ago, he was quite fond af palmerhackled flies for fishing searuns on the danish coastline. The idea was that Rasmus would make a fly that was streamlined in the water and not as much like a “bottlebrush”  [...]

The pink pig on a tube
The pink pig on a tube

Either you hate it or you love it. It is offcourse the pink pig (pattegrisen) im talking about, i do not fish with this fly very often, but it is hard not to notice how well this fly works. This one on the picture is tied on a tube instead of a hook. Sometimes i [...]

Small Torpedos on rye
Small Torpedos on rye

“Torpedo” mackerel on the fly. – By Kristian Boserup In the middle of summer, the classic fishing for large trouts often becomes a matter of fishing the long night hours along the coast. But if you want to enjoy the lovely summer daytime you can be easily catch lots of fish. Especially when the coast [...]