Fishing

Tying A Willie Flash Flu - Tube Fly
Marc Skovby's Flash Flu in the world favourite Willie Gunn colour combination, it's the Willie Flash Flu! This one just screams Salmon and Sea Trout in dirtier rivers, high water and even perhaps Steelhead under the right conditions!The Flash Flu...
Tying a Kursk 2.0 - Tube Fly
Here comes the Kursk fly 2.0 with the new interchangeable head system from MA. Leave 5mm of plastic tubing from the kit free, slide on a head and pierce a hole through the tube with a needle and you are...
Tying a Banana Plug Frances - Tube Fly
We love the Plug Frances style and there are so many ways to you can be creative to make them out of weighted materials. In this version we are using some old mono running line for feelers and tapering the...
Tying a Créme Brûlêe Plug Frances - Tube Fly
Plug Frances patterns has been proving very popular this summer 2021 even for Baltic Salmon and we have been experimenting a lot of different colour patterns, this one comes from the Créme Brûlêe pattern a little lesser known than others,...
Tying a Den Vanliga Mjörk (The Usual Dark) Tube Fly
By now Den Vanliga or The Usual is a well know and much loved pattern but the dark side brother Den Vanliga Mjörk "The Usual Dark" is a huge favourite in the north of Sweden. Not too dissimilar from a...
Tying a Langa Fancy - Hitch Tube Fly
We love hitch flies and one of the most iconic hitches has to be the Langa Fancy! Here it is our way tied as seen in Top Salmon Flies Volume 2. Watch the full length tying video here Buy the...
Tying a Green Butt - Tube Fly
We are tying an absolute classic the Green Butt, this one is a soft hair winged tube version using Future Fly's excellent Mach II flatbraid to create a nice bright green butt. Excellent fly and one of our absolute favourites....
Tying a Viscount Frances - Tube Fly
A smaller take on a plug frances, the Viscount Frances is a dark olive like take showing some mint chocolate colours as many brits know and love the colours of a Viscount biscuits and a handy snack on the water....
Tying a German Snaelda Tube Fly
We are tying the German Snaelda - Tube fly arguably the most popular Snaelda variant there is with it's strong solid colours of yellow, orange and black bucktail. This one is tied using a Future Fly Tungsten Balance Tube under...
Tying a Silver Wilkinson tube fly hair wing
A much loved classic salmon fly we are tying a Silver Wilkinson tube fly - hair wing version using a mixture of opossum pelt, marble fox tail and shadow fox pelt to shape a lovely light contrasting wing profile. Fly...
Tying a Black Ally Shrimp Tube
One of our favourite less usual variant of an ally shrimp, this pattern combines Alastair Gowans much loved creation with a Salmon classic the red butt. This article is part two of our two part step by step for this tying...
Tying a Black Ally Shrimp treble
One of our favourite less usual variant of an ally shrimp, this pattern combines Alastair Gowans much loved creation with a Salmon classic the red butt. This article is part one of our two part step by step for this tying a...
Tying a Den Vanliga Deluxe tube fly
We are tying a Den Vanliga Deluxe tube fly, aka The Usual, this is our super bright over the top version of The Usual tied big and with plenty of chartreuse fluorescent additions perfect for those early spring days especially...
The Playbook
Wikipedia defines “playbook” by referring to American football: In American football a play is a close to the ground "plan of action" or "strategy" used to move the ball down the field. A play begins at either the snap from the center or at kickoff. Most commonly plays occur at the snap during a down. These plays range from basic to very intricate. Football players keep a record of these plays in their playbook. Basically it’s a game plan preparing you for different scenarios. In salmon fishing the playbook consists of three elements: 1) overall fishing strategy; 2) fly choices and fishing techniques; and 3) reading the salmon’s reactions and learning from the opponent.
A ”fishy” tubefly
I felt immediately when I saw the fly that it looked very "fishy", and it has proved to be all-rounder, both for salmon and trout, just as I hoped. Sometimes I tie it with shrimp eyes and a zonker strip as a wing, and then the fly becomes a variant of the Danish Munkerfly or my flyfishing friend Micke Lindström's cruel catching muddler zonkers.
Late season salmon tactics
Late season salmon tactics Most of back at the office but some lucky ones are still in ”out of office” mode and chasing silver somewhere. Here’s few advice and tricks for late season fishing.      Fresh fish or resident...
Leaders in salmon fishing
Leaders in salmon fishing   Most anglers are super critical about leaders when they are trout fishing but don’t want to go the extra mile when salmon fishing. Are leaders important and what kind of leader set-up you should have...
Lessons learned – adjusting your gameplan (part 2)
Low water – huge size   I love to fish small salmon rivers because many times you can observe the fish and their behavior. Either from fishing or just observing from higher ground you can watch and see if and...
Lessons learned – adjusting your gameplan (part 1)
I have to admit that I was never too analytic of my salmon fishing, more of a go-with-the-flow guy. But things change, especially when you get kids and get to spend way less time at the river. A skilful salmon...
Three single piece of advice for the upcoming season
Finally it’s that time of the year when it’s only a matter of weeks or days when Atlantic salmon season is about to start. Sure, some lucky ones might have already made a few casts in Scotland, but the majority...
Contributor interview – Steffen Juhl
Steffen Juhl, a true salmon junkie, has been running salmon fishing operations in Kola Peninsula for years. You can read Steffen’s quick picks here and read about his flies and approach to salmon fishing in the book.   Quality or...