Monday, 12 October 2015
I'm currently in Thailand and so have written this page in advance. We have a lot of exciting developments in store for you: a Sexyloops Pro Instructor Scheme, a page on Sexyloops for every video clip in the App, more action on the Sexyloops Facebook page - which for a while I'm going to run as a Sexyloops Blog, similar to Ronan's NZ blog but with much more activity (and bigger fish) and a Facebook assisted login to the Board. I think Sexyloops is about ready for another explosion. I have a review of John Field's which I'll post here and again in the Sexyloops Reviews section. This week I'm off to Thailand with Ashly for a few days of Imaginary Saltwater Flyfishing. It's been a good week here on Temenggor, despite the Indonesian smog which has descended. I'm considering November-mid December fishing in NZ. It might be a good way of escaping the Wet Season and I have a hell of a lot of friends there I haven't seen in a very long time!
Stripers, Squid and the Rips
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
For ten years I worked hard tying flies and chasing the migratory striped bass along the Jersey(US) coast and New York bight in my boat. I tied every Bob Popovics, Lou Tabory, Brad Burns and Jack Gartside pattern and more. I caught literary thousands of these gorgeous fish. They’re known for their black stripes but their backs vary from shades of grey, blue, gold and green. I caught about ten fish in the low twenty-pound range, usually in spring before spawning. The anglers using live bait and fresh clams within sight were harvesting thirty to forty pounders daily. I wanted to find a way to target bigger stripers, more consistently and catch them on a fly.
Fly Fishing for Pike Perch and Carp
Wednesday, 7 October 2015
Last week I wrote about discovering the fly fishing possibilities in everyone’s home waters. A lot of great feedback followed. Several fly fishermen agreed to not nearly have fly fished all their home waters yet. Indeed I too had a few spots left to discover in my own home waters!
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Many years ago someone showed to me an article in a French fly fishing magazine referring to the chub as the "poor's man trout". The European chub is distributed in many countries in Europe and is well present
in my local waters - in rivers, artificial lakes and even in some higher elevation mountain lakes at 1500m altitude. Over here, the typical beginner in fly fishing is most likely to start fly fishing with the chub. The fish is abundant, free risng to a dry fly, so for anyone new in fly fishing its a good starting point to feel the magic and to sense directly the fight with a fish hooked on a fly while holding the fly line with his/her hands. Fighting the chub by holding the fly line is a feeling so different than when using a conventional spinning reel, that it may change the game for you forever. Or at least this is what happened to me when I first started fly fishing. It would be fair to say that I am a fly angler now, because I started fly fishing for chub.
Streetfishing - Urban Imitation - Full length flyfishing movie
Friday, 9 October 2015
There has been few discussions lately about fishing close to home. Those small unknown spots. Why travel far when the good can be so close. On would not think about „urban flyfishing“ when thinking about Norway, the land of wilderness, fjords and salmon fishing. This stereotype is to be revised. There is a quite a group of people enjoying to cast a fly downtown.
Some of them quite young actually, which have found out for themselves that flyfishing can be very cool. Very interesting stuff I think. Just for pleasure they document their endeavours with go-pro cameras and all modern paraphernalia on can think of.
The latest one is about fishing in Oslo downtown and suburbs. Kristian Leerand, young creative photographer, film director and foremost flyfisher - or urban flyfisher to be more correct has now published his second film - has spent the last 8 month creating an almost 50 minutes long feature. Nice photography, a very professional approach and an interesting topic. It couldn't be better. I can only recommend watching it - even though it is in Norwegian - the pictures and scenes speak for themselves.
Session on Møn
Saturday, 26 September 2015
Last weekend I spent a the island of Møn in the south eastern part on the lovely little kingdom of Denmark. Fishing there is quite good - around the island is fantastic sea trout fishing, and in the brackish water, pike roam. "Session" was an informal gathering of flyfishers, arranged by friends Gordon P. Henriksen and Frederik Lorentzen.
Sunday, 4 October 2015
I've spent plenty of nights in tents, having slept in tents since I was a kid, and I've always liked it. The fresh air, waking up with first light (never could sleep once the sun comes up), the sounds of the birds and nature and the whole cozyness of being warm in the sleeping bag, even if it's cold outside.