Sunday, September 27, 2009

A nonrandom moment

Sit down, let it happen.

when time stood still
The concept of time is a matter of perspective.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

How to make a rod tube

I believe you can figure it out from here.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

700 teeth

If you are into pike fishing, check out!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August Caddis

An August evening. It means a possibility of caddis hatch where you live. They are rhyacophila, one of the two caddis species you know by name. They hatch after sunset. Last time you were here it didn’t happen.

There was some good fishing soon after 6 pm. when you arrived, but then it has been quiet. You take a break, eat your egg-bacon-sandwich.

Start again, fish a small streamer with soft hackle dropper. You start catching small trout. Replace the streamer with a size 16 caddis pupa. It’s getting dark, and the trout are everywhere. The best fly is a dry fly, green bodied Deer Hair Sedge.

When it is too dark to see your fly, you switch back to pupa pattern and feel the trout taking it. And when they stop, you stop.

You lived again.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Semi-Realistic Heaven For Fly Tiers: The flies and lives of Ulf Hagström

If you like realistic flies, take a good look at Ulf Hagström's blog. My philosophy for fishing flies doesn't really go well with the word (semi-)realistic in the same sentence, but I admire Ulf's exceptional fly tying skill. Excellent stuff, very inspirational.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Great Rod Building Resource: Solway Custom Components Blog

An excellent new rod building blog Solway Custom Components. Check it out, it's well worth it. I know I will use Scott's advice on my cane project's handle and reel seat.

Scott's picture. Used with permission.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Stand Still

Stand still

Make your move. Make your stand. Let water pass by.

Take your time.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Trout 2 - Opax 0

Trout 2 Opax 0

Note to self: Don't use Knapek nymph hooks to fish big brown trout.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

New Season - New Stuff

The new trout fishing season is about to start. I find myself in "desperate" need of a new fly line. I recollect buying three fly lines a year ago, but somehow this does not affect the need for a new one. I have been hunting for high quality discount stuff for some weeks now and decided to visit another local shop.

I didn't find the new fly line.

my new reel

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Some books

Some books

As spring slowly makes the scene in these northern parts of the world, my fly-fishing activities are more in the lines of words than in the perfect moments filled with hope.

Monday, March 16, 2009

He is going to fish with a bamboo rod of his own making this season

Paul Young Driggs River - 7ft 2in 2pc 4wt

A friend of mine, the engineer, has been busy. Actually, he has not been all that busy as all this began over a year ago, but he has made a lot of work.

Paul Young Driggs River - 7ft 2in 2pc 4wt

Sure he still has a lot of work to do, but I'd state it as a fact, that he is going to fish with his brand new 7'2" 4 weight Driggs River when the greatest evening hatch of the summer arrives.

Paul Young Driggs River - 7ft 2in 2pc 4wt

And, I'm not going to fish with my own made cane rod. Not this summer. (My progress is detailed on the last picture.)

and that's the state of my cane making project

Monday, March 02, 2009

No Fishing.No Fly.

It's a local swimming pool, yet better than our current fly-fishing possibilities. Enough said.

Friday, January 09, 2009