The psychology of salmon fishing is interesting. A sport where you can master only some parts, and never the environment or your opponent, requires a lot from the angler. Never having exact answers is mentally exhausting for many. Others might enjoy it and just keep grinding without too much thinking.
Our photography contest organised together with Treeline and co-sponsored by Yeti has ended. It's always great to see the activity from our followers and we received hundreds of great photographs. It was a tough call to choose the winners but we managed.
But thanks to my interest in everything that belongs to fly fishing, I have been able to keep myself busy, doing things that earlier have not been done. I have had time to not only tie the "necessary" flies, but also tied new patterns with for me new materials.
In the first episode of Master Class Tying, we have Miki Äikäs tying a great tube fly for Atlantic salmon, the Strömsö. Watch the full length video for detailed information how to tie this awesome fly.
Red Francis (or Frances) is one of those love & hate flies. Every salmon angler usually has a opinion about it. We think that you should carry a few always in your box. Read our tips for fishing with Red Francis and have a look on the step-by-step tying tutorial.
"I knew that I didn’t have enough experience, nor I think I’ll ever have, to write about salmon fishing based solely on my personal opinions. So it made the perfect sense to have contributors that I had met while fishing for salmon to showcase their flies and methods. I started working with the ”hypothesis” that there’s just a handful of flies that any angler needs. "
The results for Best Salmon Flies for 2019 are now calculated and analysed. We will announce the top three patterns with comments and display some of the custom patterns that we're entered in the vote.