Today I spend almost all my free time during the summer months fly fishing and marketing rivers, gear and other fly fishing related stuff. You can find me chasing Atlantic salmon, sea trout, Arctic char and resident brown trout in some of Iceland’s most pristine rivers and lakes.
I am a fly fisher & fish biologist from Waterford, Ireland. I can usually be found somewhere close to running water with a fly rod in hand trying to catch a fish, or with a camera strapped around my neck trying to capture a special fly fishing moment, or both.
Every year I learn something new about this fish, there is always something that surprises me. Why does it take our fly? Color combinations, size of the fly, what depth we fish on, speed of the fly etc. There is always something new to take in. This is what keeps me going.
I have been an international guide for 16 years. From Seychelles to Norway and SA to Oman, Ihave been lucky to see so many great destinations in the past few years. In recent years I have been guiding every summer in Norway for the latter part of my guiding career, and for 7 seasons i have been fortunate to call the Årøy River my home.
I’ve been flyfishing for somewhat 25 years and still learning. There is that saying that ”the tug is the drug”, and that is really something that I can relate to, I’m always after that tug, as often as I possibly can.
I am very proud to have shared our knowledge and skills in fly fishing and fly dressing with fishermen, for more than 25 years; from teaching the basics of fly fishing, fly casting, and techniques, to advance angling concepts and fly dressing. I dress the original custom flies, which have distinctive fly fishing traditions.
When I was twelve years old, on the first day of the summer holliday, I broke my ankle in a football match. My parents knew that me not being able to fish for the whole summer would be a menace. So they bought me a beginners fly tying kit.
Fly Tying is my treatment against the long winter and also something i enjoy very much. I'm constantly searching for new places to swing my rod so that i one day might have the answer to the question "why won't it take my fly?"
In the Patagonian off season, I travel to Norway in the search for Atlantic salmon where I spend two months on the Orkla river, a destination I’ve been fishing and guiding on since 2012. So as you can tell, I’m never without waders!
I grew up on the westcoast of Norway, mainly fishing small and middle sized rivers for salmon and seatrout with a single hander. Nowadays I live up north with river Målselva as my closest neighbor. At the moment big rivers, fishing with a double handed rod and heavy sinking lines, are my main interest.
I mainly fish rivers in Sweden and Norway, but I like to go bit further when ever there`s a possibility. Scottish, Canadian and Russian rivers are still on my bucket list. I also have to mention smaller Salmon rivers in Finnmark to be my most preferred kind of fishing, but certain kind of brutality in Baltic salmon fishing have got my attention past years.
I grew up just a couple of fly casts from Sävarån, and bought my first fly rod at the age of 11. In addition to fishing in my home waters, I fish every year in Norway, most often in Namsen or Stabburselva.
I fish for salmon mainly in Norway. And I'm lucky enough to work close to two salmon rivers which I devote much of my after work hours during the season. This season I will spend over 6 weeks in various salmon rivers and I’m looking forward to fish some new rivers and some I’ve visited before with friends. What I love about salmonfishing is cracking the code. I think salmon fishing is quite unique with it’s variation of methods and fishing strategies. Every river has it’s small tricks and colour combinations that when put togheter and presented the right way, will get you that thrilling sensation when your line starts going off your reel and into the stream.
I try to spend time as much as I can on salmon rivers during the summers but due to the nature of work I do, quite of long distances to the salmon rivers and marital obligations are the reasons it’s not always possible. Before and after salmon fishing season you’ll probably find me at local archipelago chasing for sea run brownies.