Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Kvarken International Pike Fly Tournament

News from the Hardcore Department:

Friday, August 21, 2009

700 teeth

If you are into pike fishing, check out 700teeth.com!

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.