Meditation time

First dry fly trips of the year is like waking up. You find yourself on your knee on a mire. No wind. Sun thaw you up. No action. Almost in a maditating state of mind. Aware of the easy spooked fish. Not making any moves. You just sit there. With tons of theories spinning in your head. Ant? Mosquito? Spring mosquito? Leader too thin? Too thick? Too short? Any thought makes you doubt in your choices. But then again, the ant always works. With or without wings.

Photo cred Jon Erlend Sundnes

Seatrout bonanza

The last few weeks has given us really good seatrout fishing mid in Norway. Loads of trout in the fjords, and we see a lot of big fish as well. Our best experiences has been with a varieties of shrimps but on days with no wind the silver torpedoes goes crazy about the scuds in shallow water. This spring we have been chasing the silver of the fjords all over west- and eastside of the fjords south of Oslo, and the west coast of Sweden. Same result all over the map – tons of seatrout! Not much river walking but many milage behind the wheel …

Third pic curtesy of salmotrutta.no

Spring and scud = Klympen

Spring sprung early this year. At the moment there are alot of trout in the Norwegian fjords. You find them if you look and when you do you will find lots of them. Since the season started this early both the scud and the
polychaetes (børstemark in Norwegian) are in full action in the fjords.

scud, klympen, loppe
A variant of Klympen, a Danish scud pattern.

polychaetes, børstemark, borstorm, sandmask
The polychaetes, or børstemark in Norwegian

Heptagenia sulphurea

One of my favourite mayflies are the bright, almost nuclear, yellow Heptagenia sulphurea. The yellow sails floating down the silent stream in july are one of the best times to experience as a dry fly junkie. I love the danica and the vulgata because of its majestic size, but that bright yellow mirroring a dark stream is something else. Estetic. iWalkRivers gives you the emerger, dun, spent and an SBS on our spent.
(Notice 1; the color of the spent most likely should be a more rusty shade)
(Notice 2; the emerging sulphurea emerges in its total under the surface and swims to the surface fully emerged. So the question if its needed is totally valid. However, this is our vision of the emerging sulph)

heptagenia sulphurea mayfly

heptagenia sulphurea mayfly

spent sulphurea

spent sulphurea SBS

heptagenia sulphurea emerger

Emerging days

Snow is melting and winther has soon left us behind. Sun ad more hours to the clock. Emerging days rips ice from rivers and lakes apart.

One of my fav hooks for emergers is the Knapek Pupa in a variaty of sizes. For body I use a lot of Polish Quill, just love the material and the colors. Below are three different that are suppose to represent three different emerging stages.

Buzzers in the making

This spring when the huge trout focus on the mosquito larva …

Première en 2014

Its over with. First trip of 2014 is done. It was a pretty sweet start of the season. A 4.4 pound solid silver torpedo ended up in the net. The salty taste of norwegian fjord started the season, as always.

Hatch matched spent

The difficulty of imitating a spent spinner is color matching. Often the mayfly changes in color when it goes spent. A sweet trick is to tie the spinners in a light color, vary the sizes and bring some markers in different colors and match it by the river side.

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Hends 404 BL #14, #16 and #18.

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Three sizes, same color.

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Waiting to get matched.

Vise marathon

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Friday night. The dose of caffein just doubled. An jar of extra sugarish coke on the side. Great summer flyfishing memories in mind. This vise night will be long. Vise marathon.

Mosquito larva

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Hook Partridge Klinkhamer Extreme #20
Body Black binding thread and silver tinsel
Thorax Black dubbing from Staffan Lindstrøm
Back 1.5 mm foam

These mosquito larvas tempts big ass trout feeding on larvas hanging loose, minding their own business in the surface.

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