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Published Jan 1st 2009

The articles published on the Global FlyFisher neatly ordered by year and month

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Go to Mart's Peccary Paraloop Emerger
Mart's Peccary Paraloop Emerger
This emerger is great for smaller, slower streams and has proven a very successful pattern for the author. It's tied the paraloop way with no hackle under the hook.
  
Go to Lough Conn trout fishing
Lough Conn trout fishing
Irish Lough Conn is a huge lake full of wild trout and a very decent number of salmon. Fishing in it is free, and can be fantastic. And the Kelly Kettle was born on its banks.
  
Go to OSA Nymph
OSA Nymph
A generic nymph that can do equally well as a stonefly or mayfly nymph as it can a waterboatman or backswimmer
  
Go to Sea Trout Secrets 5+6
Sea Trout Secrets 5+6
Danish Niels Vestergaard as upped the ante and outdone himself in the latest two videos in the Sea Trout Secrets series - one on spin fishing and one on fly-fishing.
  
Go to Sea Trout Munker
Sea Trout Munker
Inspired by Kim Sorensen's salmon fly the Munker I set out to make a sea trout variant for the salt
  
Go to Salt
Salt
A large and beautiful book about fly-fishing US coastal waters from north to south and east to west.
  
Go to The Munker
The Munker
A very successful Danish muddler tube fly developed by Kim Sorensen for salmon and sea trout, particularly suited for slow water.
  
Go to Fly Tying Thread Table
Fly Tying Thread Table
A large sortable table comparing more than 90 fly-tying threads.
  
Go to Fly Tying Thread Charts
Fly Tying Thread Charts
The nerdy look at tying threads plotting their thickness, Denier and breaking strength in scatter charts to show correlation. There is none!
  
Go to Fly Tying Thread Blues
Fly Tying Thread Blues
The old aught system for tying threads (6/0, 8/0, 10/0) isn't really good.
So the newer Denier system is much better, right?
No, not really!
  
Go to Merging two fly lines
Merging two fly lines
Splicing lines together using thread and glue can be replaced by another method if you are using coated lines. See how easy it is to weld lines togeteher using shrink tubes and a heater.
  
Go to Sidís Fin Hack
Sidís Fin Hack
Modifying float tube fins with better straps normally used on snowboard bindings. This article shows how you can easily modify the fins yourself.
  
Go to Sydney Opera Mouse
Sydney Opera Mouse
A crazy foam construction that looks very little like a mouse and a lot like an opera house
  
Go to Michael Jensen
Michael Jensen
Danish writer and photographer
  
Go to Meet the Booby Fly
Meet the Booby Fly
A top producing outlaw with a catchy name. An excerpt from Michael Jensen's newly published book "Tying and fishing The Booby Fly"
  
Go to Tying and Fishing the Booby Fly
Tying and Fishing the Booby Fly
A book solely on tying and fishing the (flam)buoyant booby flies. Originally a UK style of fly, but very useful for other applications. Available as an ebook.
  
Go to A spring trip
A spring trip
I have been going on these fishing trips twice a year with a bunch of friends for more than a decade. These days it's more trip than fishing for me.
  
Go to Rio Grande Revisitado
Rio Grande Revisitado
Argentinean fly-fisher Pedro Alfredo Miles has visited that most famous of all South American rivers again - Rio Grande.
  
Go to Foam Caterpillars
Foam Caterpillars
Caterpillars aren't the most common type of fishing flies, but like a good ant or beetle pattern they can be killers by an overgrown stream bank on a warm summers day.
  
Go to Mouse flies
Mouse flies
Somewhat an oxymoron - a fly that's a mammal - but still a fun fly to tie, and not least to fish when the large fish are tuned in on a mouse menu.
  
Go to A World of Pike Flies
A World of Pike Flies
Truly a remarkable gathering of pike flies, and another very personal view on pike fishing and pike fly tying from Dutch pike angler and artist Ad Swier.
  
Go to Wet Flies
Wet Flies
Wet flies are once again very popular, but most we see are tied for presentation and not so much for fishing. Bob Petti enjoys tying wet flies and tries to style his after the fishing flies that are popular in the UK using colors and materials that work well in the water.
  
Go to Welding your loops
Welding your loops
A simple 7-step guide will show you how to make small, neat loops on your fly lines. Just like the pros - just neater.
Now you can finally say goodbye to big clumsy loops, acetone, glue and sewing processes. Doing it this way will give you, small, smooth and round loops.
  
Go to Beaver Kill River
Beaver Kill River
The Beaver Kill River is one of the very famous US rivers and an important part of the history of US fly-fishing
  
Go to What is a switch rod?
What is a switch rod?
There's single hand and two hand rods. The one in between should be the switch rod, right? This article is about how salmon guide Nils Jorgensen sees it.
  
Go to FlyOn tube fly system
FlyOn tube fly system
A simple idea for switching tube flies lightning fast without cutting the leader or tying any knots.
  
Go to Preserving Feathers
Preserving Feathers
A simple method of preserving bird skins from birds like ducks. If you hunt or know hunters, there's a rich supply of materials, almost for free
  
Go to Casting That Fly
Casting That Fly
A set of excellent casting DVDs that will appeal in particular to the beginner and medium advanced fly angler who wants to get started with more advanced casting and not least shooting heads
  
Go to Why I Fly Fish
Why I Fly Fish
This book features 25 well known fly fishers and each has a six page chapter, which follows the exact same template: A full page photo, a three page portrait/interview, another full page photo and a small bio.
  
Go to Casting Arm Blues
Casting Arm Blues
I have traditionally published a collection of images before the season to heighten the Cabin Fever, and this year's Casting Arm Blues also gets a stimulus package
  
Go to Rudy van Duijnhoven
Rudy van Duijnhoven
Dutchman Rudy van Duijnhoven is a well known freelance photographer in the northern European fishing community delivering photos and articles to many European magazines and websites.
  
Go to The Oscar Fly
The Oscar Fly
First there was The Collie Dog, then the less famous Charlie Fly and now the Oscar Fly. A traditional palmered wet fly in greyish colors - with a secret and rare smoke colored body. See how to tie it and why Flemming prefers them in small sizes.
  
Go to Fly Photography
Fly Photography
One day last year I was thinking about how best to illuminate flies for photos when I thought of using a LED flashlight as a sort of spotlight. They were very cheap - $3 at the checkout of any office supply store - but pretty wimpy. I started checking to see what other options were available and was surprised to find that LED lights are already very popular among photographers.
  
Go to Richard Katzman
Richard Katzman
Richard Katzman resides in the Catskills of the US state New York and ties tube flies for his fishing
  
Go to Tributaries
Tributaries
A very nice 20 minute video that emphasizes how similar the life and philosophy of three very different fly-fishing guides actually is.
  
Go to Fishy photos: Nikola Novovic
Fishy photos: Nikola Novovic
The global scope of GFF is once again confirmed as we present Montenegrian fishy photographer Nikola Novovic
  
Go to Portrait of a fishing dog
Portrait of a fishing dog
I've had a dog for close to ten years now, and he has been with me on almost every single fishing trip I've been on since I got him.
  
Go to Henning's Setup
Henning's Setup
This shooting head setup for coastal fishing is both inexpensive, easy to make yourself and very easy to cast.
  
Go to Thai Mahseer
Thai Mahseer
The jungle rivers in southern Thailand can offer some amazing Mahseer fly fishing adventures.
  
Go to February Red
February Red
Many Finnish fly fishermen wait impatiently throughout a long and dark winter for some exotic dry fly fishing in the middle of ice and snow
  
Go to The Tube Fly
The Tube Fly
A beautiful, large format book about tube flies with 300 patterns listed with materials and exquisite images. A handful are illustrated with step-by-step instructions. In Sawada's usual gaudy tying style and colors accompanied by Japanese text and his quirky English translations.
  
Go to What is a fly rod?
What is a fly rod?
Fly rods are fishing rods built specifically for fly-fishing and are similar to any fishing rod in many ways, but also very different.
  
Go to GFF might have ads!
GFF might have ads!
We're breaking the oath that we have sworn so many times. GFF needs money and might soon start having ads.
  
Go to Advertize with GFF
Advertize with GFF
We have started accepting banner ads.
  
Go to Stripers <br />on the flats
Stripers on the flats
Chasing striped bass in the shallow water - the flats - can be a lot of fun as Swiss fly-angler Lukas Bammatter can attest to.
  
Go to What is fly-fishing?
What is fly-fishing?
This article tries to explain in simple terms what it is to fish with a fly - fly-fish or flyfish.
  
Go to 2500 sea trout!
2500 sea trout!
If you want to lie about your catches, you might as well do it properly. Here's a story about how not to do, and a tool to help you.

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