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Rising Salar Q&A
Published: 2014-08-25
This past week
The DVD Rising Salar takes a different approach to doing a fishing video and we have talked the the three guys behind it.
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Merging two fly lines
Published: 2014-06-08
3 months ago
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.
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Sidís Fin Hack
Published: 2014-06-03
3 months ago
Modifying float tube fins with better straps normally used on snowboard bindings. This article shows how you can easily modify the fins yourself.
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Meet the Booby Fly
Published: 2014-05-24
3 months ago
A top producing outlaw with a catchy name. An excerpt from Michael Jensen's newly published book "Tying and fishing The Booby Fly"
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Welding your loops
Published: 2014-04-23
4 months ago
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.
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What is a switch rod?
Published: 2014-04-13
5 months ago
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.
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FlyOn tube fly system
Published: 2014-04-08
5 months ago
A simple idea for switching tube flies lightning fast without cutting the leader or tying any knots.
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Portrait of a fishing dog
Published: 2014-02-18
6 months ago
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.
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Henning's Setup
Published: 2014-02-13
7 months ago
This shooting head setup for coastal fishing is both inexpensive, easy to make yourself and very easy to cast.
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February Red
Published: 2014-02-01
7 months ago
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
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Stripers
on the flats

Published: 2014-01-17
8 months ago
Chasing striped bass in the shallow water - the flats - can be a lot of fun as Swiss fly-angler Lukas Bammatter can attest to.
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What is fly-fishing?
Published: 2014-01-12
8 months ago
This article tries to explain in simple terms what it is to fish with a fly - fly-fish or flyfish.
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2500 sea trout!
Published: 2014-01-06
8 months ago
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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Never fish with a broken hook!
Published: 2013-12-11
9 months ago
Am I dumb or what? Who would fish with a broken hook? Well, a lot of people do, actually. I do now and then, although rarely on purpose.
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The strike
Published: 2013-10-09
A year ago
Once a fish has taken your fly there's a number of different ways to react. This article will try to help you hook more fish by adapting your strike or hook set.
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Right hand or left hand?
Published: 2013-09-24
A year ago
The debate about whether to use the right hand or the left hand on the fly reel is almost as old as fly-fishing itself. Let's look a bit rationally on the issue at hand...
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Fly Fishing with Solo Canoes
Published: 2013-09-09
A year ago
Mike Hogue bought a new solo canoe this summer. After fishing and using his solo canoe for awhile, he is now wondering why he waited so long to buy this boat.
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Bronze Ides
Published: 2013-07-06
A couple of years ago
When the water reaches a comfortable temperature to go swimming, fishing gets slower. However, some species like the tropical feel and may surprice you now and then. Tie some small gammarus and dry beetles and get out in the calm August evenings.
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Tom's Line Winder
Published: 2013-04-05
A couple of years ago
Build your own line winder for maintaining your fly lines and getting them on and off the reel. Tom Biesot considers the line cleaning process and use and construction of your own line winder.
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Dicentrarchus labrax
Published: 2013-01-07
A couple of years ago
The European sea bass is a worthy target for fly-fishers, and in spite of being a lot less common than its American kin the striped bass, it's quite common along the North Sea and Atlantic coasts in Europe.
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Christmas gifts
Published: 2012-11-25
A couple of years ago
We haven't ever done any of these traditional Christmas articles before. Lists of stocking stuffers are very common everywhere, but this is the first ever on GFF. We have spotted 24 new and classic Christmas gifts for the angler, fly-tyer or just outdoors person.
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Interview with a trout
Published: 2012-11-02
A couple of years ago
Fish speak out for the first time ever! Learn why trout don't think a Royal Wulff is edible, why they jump when hooked and much more in this exclusive interview with the world trout spokesfish.
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Uncharted Waters Q&A
Published: 2012-07-09
More than 2 years ago
We contacted the team behind the video Uncharted Waters and asked them some questions. Read their replies and learn what drove them and how the trip and the DVD came to be.
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Itu's Bones Q&A
Published: 2012-06-27
More than 2 years ago
Get the fascinating story of the video Itu's Bones when Carl McNiel, the man behind the video, answers our questions and tells how the whole thing started and developed.
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Hatch Q&A
Published: 2012-06-02
More than 2 years ago
We posed a series of questions to Nick Reygaert, the filmmaker behind the fabulous video Hatch, which shows a row of different "hatches" around the world. Hear about (video) gear, tight schedules and future plans.
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Trout beads
Published: 2012-05-25
More than 2 years ago
Trout beads aren't beads in the traditional fly tying sense but perfect imitations of salmon eggs and deadly efficient for rainbows. And they can be fished on a fly rod.
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Lake Vintter
Published: 2012-04-09
More than 2 years ago
Lake Vintter may be the mother of all Patagonian lakes. Huge, rough, windswept high in the mountains and full of huge brook trout and rainbows.
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Fish safely
Published: 2012-02-11
More than 3 years ago
You know Murphy's Law; what can go wrong will go wrong. Accidents happen, even on a fishing trip, so be prepared. Mike Hogue helps you be ready for the unwanted eventuality.
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How to fish with more than one fly
Published: 2012-02-06
More than 3 years ago
Having more than one fly on your leader actually makes pretty good sense in the very simple way that presenting more than one temptation to the fish increases the chance of a bite. But there are many other reasons.
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The only knot
Published: 2012-02-02
More than 3 years ago
This is definitely going to get me in trouble! But I guarantee you that if you learn this knot you will be able to get very far in almost all kinds of flyfishing. Use this for your daily knotting and use loops for the rest (backing to fly line, fly line to leader), and you will be able to make it through many, many fishing days.
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Capt. Mel's Tube Knot
Published: 2012-01-16
More than 3 years ago
About 5 years ago after seeing so many really bad knots connecting the fly line to the butt leader section, Captain Mel Simpson came up with a knot that does not break, is a permanent part of the fly line and will easily go through the guides if necessary.
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The Fish & The Fly Q&A
Published: 2012-01-13
More than 3 years ago
The excellent DVD-series The Fish and the Fly are made by Danish filmmaker Niels Vestergaard and fly tyer and flyfisher Morten Oland. We contacted them regarding the videos and got them to answer to a few questions about the project.
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Stepping into the Stream Q&A
Published: 2011-11-29
More than 3 years ago
We had the chance to ask Barbara Klutinis - the woman behing the video "Stepping into the Stream" a few questions regarding her film about fly fishing women.
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The bag trick
Published: 2011-11-24
More than 3 years ago
It's a very simple trick, which will make your life a lot easier. Put your feet in plastic bags before you stuff them into the waders. Simple as that!
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A Backyard in Nowhere Q&A
Published: 2011-11-14
More than 3 years ago
The DVD "A Backyard in Nowhere" is something else. Fly fishing, sure, but also a different experience traveling, fishing, hunting and meeting people by the Innoko River system in Alaska. The team behind the video is Danish, and it was quite natural to grab a hold of them and get them to talk a bit about the background for the whole project.
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When lightning strikes
Published: 2011-10-10
More than 3 years ago
The odds of getting hit by a lightning are very small. So are the odds of getting a disease that makes it difficult or even impossible to fish. But both things happen sometimes, and GFF partner Martin Joergensen was not hit by a lightning...
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Don't wade, you idiot!
Published: 2011-09-30
More than 3 years ago
Why do many anglers stomp into the water and spook every fish in close distance before they even lay out their first cast? GFF partner Martin Joergensen recommends staying on land.
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Car rod holders
Published: 2011-09-27
More than 3 years ago
The idea behind the rod holder is simple: it's a special made device, which allows you to strap the rods on the outside of the car, and drive while the rods are mounted in this way. The rods are strapped down fully rigged and assembled with reels, lines and even flies in place.
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Fishing a bubble
Published: 2011-08-28
More than 3 years ago
Even though you might not be able to use a flyrod, you can fish with a fly anyway. Use a spinning rod and a casting float, and you will be able to cover a lot of water, fish in harsh conditions, cast large flies and even fish dries or nymphs in a stream.
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Patagonian salmonids
Published: 2011-08-25
More than 3 years ago
The fascinating story of the introduction of salmonids into Argentina and the Patagonian waters told by local guide Heiko Schneider. Without the work done by people a century ago, Argentina would be a very different fishing destination... if any at all.
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Sea Trout Gear
Published: 2011-08-13
More than 3 years ago
This article will try to point you in the right direction when choosing equipment for coastal fishing for sea trout in Denmark and the Baltic.This kind of fishing usually involves a lot of casting. A lot! So the gear has to be easy to cast with - time and time again.
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Tap‚m Q&A
Published: 2011-07-09
More than 3 years ago
I have just reviewed the exciting tarpon fishing DVD Tap‚m by Danish Jan Bach Kristensen and German Daniel GŲz, and I thought I'd approach the two adventurous anglers with some questions regarding their unorthodox fishing and stunning video production.
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In search of Dinosaurs
Published: 2011-05-12
More than 3 years ago
Follow Heiko Schneider and Carolina Perez as they go fly fishing for Wolf Fish or Tararira, Hoplias malabaricus, an ancient looking South American fish that can be found in murky waters full of weed, branches and other obstacles.
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Tom's reel
Published: 2011-05-06
More than 3 years ago
This is a first! Rod building is common, but how about making your own fly reel? Dutch Tom Biesot takes us through the process of making a beautiful home made fly reel, step by step and in meticulous detail with tonnes of pictures.
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Where to fish
Published: 2011-04-25
More than 3 years ago
You may be under the impression that finding a good place to fish is difficult and that the best spots are secret and far away from everything. Wrong! Read this article and learn how to find the best and richest fishing locations. They nearby, easy to access and so full of fish 
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How to act right
Published: 2011-03-23
More than 3 years ago
Looking and behaving right on the water matters. Act or look the wrong way, and fellow anglers will spot you as a helpless beginner right away. This is the second chapter of two, and it will teach you what to do in order to get some stream cred.
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How to look good
Published: 2011-03-17
More than 3 years ago
Appearance and behavior are two very important aspects of fly fishing. Act or look the wrong way, and fellow anglers will immediately judge you as an amateur. This first chapter of two will teach you what to wear and carry.
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Shooting lines
Published: 2010-11-04
More than 4 years ago
Shooting lines are used with shooting heads and the setup is very popular with many saltwater and salmon anglers as well as steelheaders. This article tries to cover the different types of shooting or running lines available on the market and talk about their good and bad sides.
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Fly Line Blues
Published: 2010-10-20
More than 4 years ago
Once in a while Martin needs a different line than the one, which he has been using for a while, and he has to dive into his line stash. That makes him think about the crazy prices on fly lines and ways to buy lines cheaper and organize them better.
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Fly Reel Blues
Published: 2010-07-19
More than 4 years ago
The article is in essence about fly reels, but diverges into bikes and even cars, GFF partner Martin Joergensen wonders why fly reels have to be so expensive. When manufacturers can make cheap and long lasting bike hubs, why can't fly reels be the same?
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Chasing Gold
Published: 2010-07-04
More than 4 years ago
South America's Golden Dorado is famous for its beauty and its willingness to chase a fly. German Heiko Schneider has moved to Argentina and has now adapted the Dorado as his preferred quarry. Togther with his wife Carolina he chases the Dorado in the lakes.
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Carp on the Fly
Published: 2010-03-06
More than 4 years ago
"Carolina blue skies, light and variable wind forecast with temperatures in the 90s were working to my advantage this July morning." Read Capt. Paul Rose's advice on carp fishing. Tactics, gear and flies. "Pound for pound their fighting ability surpasses all other freshwater fish."
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Aux Outardes River Pike
Published: 2010-03-03
More than 4 years ago
Pike fishing is not only possible in lakes. Some rivers offer great pike fishing, and there is no end to the number of great new fishing spots in Quebec's Aux Outardes River. The cold clear water offers fantastic trophy pike fishing.
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10 rules for C&R
Published: 2010-01-09
More than 5 years ago
The debate over catch and release (C&R) can get so heated sometimes that you forget what fishing is all about: having a good time by the water, enjoying nature - and catching a fish now and then.
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Catch&Release
Published: 2010-01-09
More than 5 years ago
Releasing the fish we catch is getting more necessary every day if we want to continue fishing in the future. This is the main contribution a fly fisher can do for the conservation of the environment. Carlos Heinsohn provides a logo, which can be used to promote C&R.
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Baskets, trays, buckets
Published: 2009-04-13
More than 5 years ago
Sometimes you want to make sure that your line doesn't tangle and sometimes you want to make longer casts. A line or stripping basket, bucket or tray may be the solution. This article covers a bunch of types from rigid plastic buckets to ingenious contraptions with spikes and hooks.
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10 Ways to Fish Green
Published: 2008-12-24
More than 6 years ago
Fly Fishers are the original "green" advocates. We are active in conservation. We advocate catch-n-release. We support stocking programs. We even save the lives of bait(!) But there's more we can do.
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Winter fishing
Published: 2008-12-06
More than 6 years ago
No matter which season we are in the fish are there in the water, even in the winter. They do not migrate to Africa along with the swarms of swallows and storks, they just tend to change their location looking for shelter which protects them from the coming frosty, chilly weather and they keep on feeding.
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Measuring the temperature
Published: 2008-12-06
More than 6 years ago
Is this just for nerds or do you as angler get something out of knowing how accurate you can measure the temperature? For some, knowing the temperature may change the day from a disaster to success.
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Sharks!
Published: 2008-09-22
More than 6 years ago
When two friends go down the road, for a late afternoon fly fishing session on the reefs, and take their #14 and #15 rods... You know that there is something radically wrong, upstairs. This is the story of the two friends Jacques Visser and Jimmy Eagleton who have taken on the South African sharks.
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The Bad Beginning
Published: 2008-02-01
More than 7 years ago
German Kai Nolting caught his first sea trout in his second cast for this silver bullet of the ocean. It would take three years before he caught the second one! In this article he thinks back and analyzes why this happened and draws some conclusions that may help others be a bit more lucky.
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Your best indicators!
Published: 2007-11-08
More than 7 years ago
Norwegian Geir Kjensmo has developed a strike indicator with the aim of reducing wind resistance and making easy depth adjustments. As a bonus with these indicators can be fished on very long leaders without the indicator stopping in the top ring of your rod when trying to land a fish.
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Balance beam
Published: 2007-10-26
More than 7 years ago
Les Austin shows you how to construct a simple balance to weigh you fly lines. Using a ruler, a few paperclips and some nuts you can make a precise balance, which can help you determine the AFTM class of all of those fly lines you may have laying around.
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LeaderCalc2007
Published: 2007-04-25
More than 7 years ago
One of GFF's all-time most popular articles and downloads just got better! Download two new upgrades for FREE! 1) Leadercalc2007, enhanced with new formulas and label making features and 2) the all new GFF's Leader Guide, a 28-page PDF book you can use for your classroom or personal use.
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Our first mullets
Published: 2007-04-05
More than 7 years ago
Since the 1960's the mullets have visited the Danish and South Swedish waters from late May to late October. They feed on green weed, are easily scared and do not pay interest to flies - most of the time. Impossible - but in 2005 Kasper MŁhlbach hooked one fish.
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Skunked
Published: 2007-03-25
More than 7 years ago
A wise friend of mine once said after a day of unproductive fishing: "That's why it's caled fishing and not catching". True enough. We often fish without catching, and while most of us have come to terms with this, we mostly also want to turn fishless days into fish-rich ones.
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Tigerfish from my Verandah
Published: 2007-01-18
More than 8 years ago
When you speak to old timers about fishing for tigerfish on the Zambezi River they will tell you of driving along dirt roads, cutting a path through the forest to get access to the river. Lions still running wild, and while they fished elephants chased anglers away from the bank. This is not how it is today.
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Asp Parade
Published: 2006-12-18
More than 8 years ago
Some refer to the asp (Aspius aspius) as the "poor man's tarpon" but according to Hungarian Vilmos Varga it's a quarry onto itself, worth pursuing with a fly rod and a bunch of large streamers, giving you a lot of fun and something new to catch.
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Chuck-n-Duck
Published: 2006-11-12
More than 8 years ago
Chuck-n-duck fishing isn't for everyone. Morality aside, it is an effective angling technique, one worth learning if you find occasionally find yourself in a situation where drifting a nymph along the bottom of a distant lie is the difference between catching and casting practice.
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Slinkies
Published: 2006-10-13
More than 8 years ago
One of the most effective methods of drifting a fly through deep pools in Great Lakes steelhead rivers is to use a slinky. You can buy slinkies from a shop, but you will pay a premium. The components are pretty cheap and they are very easy to make at home.
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Measure tape II
Published: 2006-06-25
More than 8 years ago
Jari Wiklund participated in the Danish Fly Casting Championships and finished second. Read his report from the event and his reflections about casting for the sake of casting and (almost) not a word about fishing. He quotes Lefty Kreh who said:
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Knots and ©
Published: 2006-05-31
More than 8 years ago
Since we have been quite annoyed by the copying of site content from GFF lately, Martin decided to to talk about that in this podcast. But in order not to let down the listeners completely, he also talks about knots and a bit about fishing.
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Driving podcast
Published: 2006-04-29
More than 8 years ago
This podcast was sparked by extreme gas prices, lots of driving and three guys going in each their car on the same fishing trip. It touches on different aspects of angler's relation to their cars.
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Yellow Fever
Published: 2006-04-22
More than 8 years ago
Imagine a fish that takes a fly as readily as a trout, whether it is nymph, a wet fly, or a dry fly. Czech nymph style, wet fly swing, North Country style or upstream dry fly. Now magine that, pound for pound, at least twice as strong as a trout
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Czech Nymphing
Published: 2006-04-05
More than 8 years ago
The principle of nymph-fishing with Czech nymph is short-distance fishing, practically under the tip of the rod. The flyline is hanging under the tip of the rod and its end often does not even touch the water level.
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The measure tape
Published: 2006-04-01
More than 8 years ago
10-20-30-40 meters? 30-60-90-120 feet? How long can you cast with a one hand rod? And how long does and average fly-angler actually cast? GFF partner Martin Joergensen has done some research and talked to some experts.
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Windy casting
Published: 2006-03-27
More than 8 years ago
Since Martin Joergensen was fishing in quite a wind whis past weekend he thought that a small talk about casting in the wind was in its place for a podcast. Contrary to most fly anglers he actually prefers some wind when fishing in the ocean.
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Packing
Published: 2006-03-23
More than 8 years ago
A small podcast from Martin Joergensen while he's packing for a weekend fishing trip. Thoughts about various preparations, practical advice about packing, getting rods, reels and lines ready and bringing fly tying stuff. Including coffee brewing and the whole works!
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Shooting head talk
Published: 2006-02-21
More than 9 years ago
Shooting heads give a couple of advantages, which GFF partner Martin Joergensen will try to explain in this podcast episode. You can join him on the Danish coast in his usual pursuit for sea trout while he introduces you to the world of shooting heads.
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ZipCast
Published: 2006-01-22
More than 9 years ago
When the bottle came in the mail, I got out an old hankie and wet a small bit and ran the line through the hankie a few times. Out to the yard to see how it cast. Hmm ... it was noticeably slicker and flowed through the guides with ease. Nice.
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Don't freeze
Published: 2005-12-22
More than 9 years ago
GFF partner and avid winter fisher Martin Joergensen tries to convince you why breathable waders are good for winter fishing and why you may freeze in your trusty neoprenes. It has to do with sweat and moisture... or the lack of same.
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Smallmouth Jump
Published: 2005-12-05
More than 9 years ago
Mark Dysinger has been chasing smallmouth bass with the flyrod for many years, and during that time he's come across some surprisingly difficult fish. Super clear water and high fishing pressure can make these bass as fussy and easily spooked as any educated trout.
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Pike Landing
Published: 2005-11-17
More than 9 years ago
Large pike can be quite intimidating, almost scary to land. They have teeth everywhere and the danger of being badly cut is very present. But there is a grip, which is safe. By properly lifting the fish in its jaw, both you and the pike stay unharmed.
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Four stream rods
Published: 2005-10-31
More than 9 years ago
This is not a review as such, but then again. GFF partner Martin Joergensen got the chance to play with four great and very different rods from ECHO, Harvest, Partridge and Scierra. All are light stream rods, but they still display large differences when fished side by side.
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Bonefish biology
Published: 2005-09-14
More than 9 years ago
This small treatise will introduce you to the parts of its natural history, which are most interesting to fly anglers. Learn about the bonefish habitats, their diet and what other things might help you get a better picture of the ghost of the flats.
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Do's and dont's
Published: 2005-09-13
More than 9 years ago
GFF partner Martin Joergensen offers a few pieces of advice that might bring you nearer the bonefishing Nirvana. You will find traditional advice like "wear sunscreen" and "learn to cast", but also some less ordinary points such as "Don't listen to the guide".
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Rising Tide
Published: 2005-09-13
More than 9 years ago
"What you got?"
"It's a small one"
The fish is fought to the boat and assessed.
"Eight-pound fish. And this fish is a minnow compared to those fish that we were casting at out there..."
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Bonefishing the Flats
Published: 2005-09-13
More than 9 years ago
Craig Mathews usually does Montana and Yellowstone but also knows his bonefish. GFF partner Martin Joergensen writes "This is certainly one of the better DVD's I have watched lately, and definitely the best how-to DVD I have seen on bonefishing."
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FernŠndez Fly-Fishing for Bonefish
Published: 2005-09-13
More than 9 years ago
FernŠndez is definitely one of the grand old men in bonefishing, and although his name is all over the bonefishing community, this is as far as reviewer Martin Joergensen knows his first book as an author.
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The ghost and I
Published: 2005-09-13
More than 9 years ago
This is a very personal view of bonefishing from a rookie in the game - namely Global FlyFisher partner Martin Joergensen. He has discovered that both he and Lefty Kreh likes bonefishing best, and tries to unveil why they both share this passion with so many others.
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Bonefish Theme
Published: 2005-09-13
More than 9 years ago
This is a first in the Global Flyfisher's history: a theme! This theme is about bonefishing, the hunt for one of the most sought after fish in the world: Albula Vulpes, the white fox or the ghost of the flats.
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Weird Ways
Published: 2005-08-22
More than 9 years ago
What can you get if you mount a giant sling on your Volkswagen Beetle? A sturgeon fishing gadget out of the ordinary! This is just one of the strange gizmoes and methods that John Waldman writes about in his book "100 Weird Ways to Catch Fish". Weird indeed!
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Break a rod
Published: 2005-08-06
More than 9 years ago
There is nothing easier than breaking a flyrod. Former fishing guide Roland Henrion describes 10 easy ways to do it for those who want to try. The advice can of course be translated into 10 ways of avoiding rod breakage if you don't.
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Boot Blues
Published: 2005-06-16
More than 9 years ago
GFF partner Martin Joergensen has owned quite a few wading boots in his time. None of them fit his bill for a perfect pair. Actually most of them fell apart and were trashed within a few seasons. His hunt for a perfect pair continues.
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First setup
Published: 2005-05-04
More than 9 years ago
Most of us know how, but this article is for the ones who never set up a fly reel from scratch. See which knots will work where and what type and amount of backing you most probably want. Start with this simple trout setup, and you can expand to other types.
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Jacket Blues
Published: 2005-03-03
More than 10 years ago
GFF partner Martin Joergensen has owned quite a few wading jackets, and none of them have fit his bill for the perfect jacket for his type of fishing. In this article he sings the Wading Jacket Blues and tries to describe the perfect jacket.
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Rod care
Published: 2005-02-28
More than 10 years ago
The first part of a three part harmony about maintaining your precious fly fishing equipment - Rod, Reel And Line - by tropical fishing guide Roland Henrion. Learn how to prolong the lifespan of your fly rods.
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Reel care
Published: 2005-02-28
More than 10 years ago
The second part on keeping your fly fishing gear in the best possible condition. This time about reels: how to clean them, how to store them. By fishing guide Roland Henrion, whose expertise results in good and sound advice.
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Line care
Published: 2005-02-28
More than 10 years ago
Third and last part of fishing guide Roland Henrion's article on fly fishing equipment care and maintenance. This time on the proper treatment and storage of fly lines. Tired of stiff, coiling lines that makes bird's nests?
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Old Hickory
Published: 2005-02-23
More than 10 years ago
If Rodney Dangerfield were a fish, he'd probably be a hickory shad. They just don't get much respect. This article by Mark Dysinger aims to set that straight and give the shad the attention it really deserves from fly anglers.
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Beginner's Buzzer
Published: 2005-02-20
More than 10 years ago
A Buzzer is basically an imitation of the pupa of a midge. The buzzers are best known from British stillwater fishing, but are actually very widespread and common all over the world. Learn how to tie a simple buzzer and how to fish it.
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Biological Time
Published: 2004-11-22
More than 10 years ago
Have you ever wondered why the newspaper has those solunar tables in the outdoor section? Do you fish for migratory fish and wish you could predict when they would be in the river and be willing to take a fly? If so, you might enjoy this book.
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A smart spooler
Published: 2004-11-05
More than 10 years ago
The Smart Spooler is one of those gadgets that you didn't know you needed before you got it. The Smart Spooler is aimed primarily at aiding fly anglers in cleaning their lines, but the neatly designed and sturdy tool has several other purposes.
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Chubby Fishing
Published: 2004-08-24
More than 10 years ago
Kasper MŁhlbach started fishing for chub with small lumps of dough as a kid, but has since developed flies and techniques to take this query on a fly rod. His chub patterns are simple and will most likely catch you roach and bream too if they are around.
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Stillwater Fishing
Published: 2004-07-20
More than 10 years ago
Paul Marriner's Stillwater Fly Fishing can be recommended to any stream fisher who wants to expand the available fishing waters by orders of a magnitude - turn featureless discs into interesting fishing water. One of the best books on the subject.
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Leaders&Tippets
Published: 2004-07-02
More than 10 years ago
This small article is a selection of questions and answers about leaders and tippets accumulated over the years. Martin Joergensen has harvested the most popular questions with the assistance of his fellow GFF partner Steve Schweitzer.
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Going deep
Published: 2004-04-19
More than 10 years ago
This is the second article in the series "Nymphing From Top-to-Bottom: The Untold Secrets". This article covers ways to get a fly to fish deep in the water by adding weight or using different lines and casting or mending techniques.
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Strike Indicator Scientology
Published: 2004-04-12
More than 10 years ago
This article is the premier in a new series: "Nymphing From Top-to-Bottom: The Untold Secrets". Starting on top, strike indicators aren't just flyfishing bobbers; they do much more, if you know the secrets! Learn an exclusive trick from GFF partner Steve Schweitzer along with
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O'io Boy'o!
Published: 2004-02-22
More than 11 years ago
The flats of Oahu in Hawai'i, harbor some of the largest bonefish in the world... although, Hawai'i isn't your typical bonefishing destination. Read why, how to do it and what you will catch
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End of the rainbow
Published: 2003-09-28
More than 11 years ago
In Denmark fishing for escaped sea farm rainbows is possible when a cage breaks. The sport is good and you can catch - and kill - several prize size fish in the 50-60 cenimetre or 20-24" range in a day, helping removing them from nature.
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Flyline Maintenance 101
Published: 2003-04-16
More than 11 years ago
Maintaining that expensive string coated with plastics and polymers is the best medicine for adding years of life your flyline. Consider cleaning flylines after every 3-5 uses or when the water is particularly dirty.
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Montana Trout
Published: 2003-03-05
More than 11 years ago
Craig Fellin, owner of Big Hole Outfitters in Montana, tells how a first time flyfisher can spend a week working with an experienced guide learning most aspects of the sport at his or her own pace. "By the end of the week, you should have a mastery of the sport" he writes.
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Flyfishing for Perch
Published: 2002-12-15
More than 12 years ago
Perch is without a shadow of a doubt my favourite sportsfish. They are splendid to see, they're aggressive fighters and you can waylay them with light equipment.
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Fly line anatomy
Published: 2002-11-24
More than 12 years ago
My fly line doesn't understand me! And I don't understand it... This article tries to put things straight: tapers, densities, coatings, memory and all the other terms that manufacturers use for these expensive pieces of string.
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Fishing - Kayak flyfishing
Published: 2002-11-18
More than 12 years ago
You have the kayak. You have the rods. You have all the gizmos and gadgets. Now you want to use them. Well, preparing for a flyfishing trip in a kayak is much like preparing for any flyfishing venture. Gather your stuff, make sure you brought everything and set out.
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Safety and preparation
Published: 2002-11-18
More than 12 years ago
This is fun but no game. Accidents happen every day to small vessels, and taking the right precautions will keep you out of these sad statistics.
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Selecting a kayak
Published: 2002-11-18
More than 12 years ago
I have seen many recommendations - many different recommendations - and I must admit that I personally hesitate to recommend any particular type, make or model of kayak.
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Kayak flyfishing
Published: 2002-11-18
More than 12 years ago
My kayak endeavor actually started in a float tube. Fishing from places other than the shore or shallows gave me a taste for moving more about when I was fishing. I wanted to get out too. The tube was neat, the kayak is ideal.
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Saved soles
Published: 2002-10-25
More than 12 years ago
Felt is great for soles on wading boots. But while it overcomes slippery rocks it does not overcome waer. But luckily it is easy to replace the worn down soles. Buy some felt, som glue and 
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Production leaders
Published: 2002-10-24
More than 12 years ago
What is production leader tying? Tying more than 2 leaders at a time! But, if you are like me, you find out that tomorrow you may go fishing, so you scramble to tie just enough leaders (usually 2) to handle the day and go on with life.
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10 ways
Published: 2002-10-01
More than 12 years ago
Become a better fly fisher by attending to these 10 easy ways of improvement. They are simple and logical, but many people do not even consider them in their day-to-day fishing.
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The Overlooked Asset
Published: 2002-10-01
More than 12 years ago
When fly fishing, your prime assets are not the hardware you are using or the new, neat casting style you learned - it is something far less physical.
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Midwest Hatches
Published: 2002-09-24
More than 12 years ago
Don't be fooled by the title! This hatch chart encompasses 46 different 'hatches' that are applicable to the entire US. It's ready to print out and keep by your tying desk for ready reference (Web, PDF and Excel formats). It's the most complete hatch chart on the net!
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Shooting heads
Published: 2002-09-01
More than 12 years ago
In this article I will try to cover some advantages and disadvantages of the shooting head over the WF line, and I will thoroughly describe the way you can configure a good shooting head system for your rod. The article will teach you how to calculate, make and trim a shooting head. It will also tell you how to cast it - just on the introductory level.
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QwikCalc
Published: 2002-05-24
More than 12 years ago
Want to use LeaderCalc but don't have access to MS-Excel? No problem! We at GFF recognize that many of you have been missing out on the extensive capabilities of LeaderCalc in helping you design your own tapered mono leaders.
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On bite tippets for pike flies - Global FlyFisher
Published: 2002-02-01
More than 13 years ago
Stiff piano wire has definite advantages over other sorts of pike shock and bite tippets.
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Fly fishing leaders and tippets
Published: 2002-01-01
More than 13 years ago
Leaders fall in several categories. These all serve the same purpose: transmitting the energy fra the fly line to the fly in a gentle, yet firm way. The different types each have their advantages and disadvantages, and selecting one is often a question of compromises.
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Furled leaders DIY
Published: 2002-01-01
More than 13 years ago
The following description on how to make your own twined leaders was given to me by Henk Verhaar from Holland. Henks description fascinated me so much, that I made the first set of three leaders already the first night after having recieved the description.
Knots for the fly fisherman
Published: 2002-01-01
More than 13 years ago
The discussion of knots seems endless. We probably never will know exactly which knot is the best, and the ultimate knot has not yet been tied. We list the following knots in a knot table and show how to tie them one by one -- with a little comment attached.
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Loops
Published: 2002-01-01
More than 13 years ago
For attaching your fly line and backing -
Braided sleeve and silicone tubing
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
There's an easy way to attatch the leader or backing to the fly line, and that's by using a piece of silicone tubing.
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Chinook in the salt
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
The chinook is considered by many to be the prime game fish of the North East Pacific, with only the steelhead challenging that title. By Martin Bowers
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Common casting errors
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
In the following little animations I will show you the most common casting errors. I observe these errors very often, but with a little practice it is very simple to correct the causes for these errors. If you know the reason for such an error it is easy to kill the cause through excercises, believe me.
Illustrated knot table
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
A test in the print magazine Fly Fisherman showed the Trilene and the Orvis knot to be equally strong and on top of that said that they were able to maintain 100% of the line strength. I really have my doubt if that will hold for all types and thicknesses of line, but still it does prove that these could be the knots of choice for the concerned fly fisher.
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Joining loops
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
The loop system has the advantage of being very flexible. You can easily join two sections of the fly rig, when you have loops on each section
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Large loop connection
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
For convenience you might want to use a very simple large loop connection between the fly line and the backing. This is consists of two loops - a large one on the backing and a small one on the fly line.
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Making a loop directly on a fly line
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
This is a way of making a loop on a fly line that will give you a very neat and tiny loop and a smooth transition between the different parts of a rig.
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Making loops
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
These loops are often refered to as Orvis loops. I don't know if Orvis invented them, but they do sell them -- and at high prices too.
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New York Salmon fishing
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
Although there are a couple rivers in New York with the name "Salmon River", only one has an international reputation. That is the Salmon River that flows into Lake Ontaria near Pulaski, a small town along the lake's eastern shore.
The landing net for the coast
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
I often wonder what US fishers do if they stumble on a really big fish that they want to net. I'm aware that many fishers land many - if not all - of their fish with the hands. I use the hands for all but the largest. But still it must happen that fishers strike on a brown trout or rainbow is much too big for these small snow shoe nets.
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Using the loop system
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
When I first started fishing with a fly rod, I spent a lot of time tying compex knots to join the different part of the rig. I wish someone had told me about loops when I started, because they would have saved me a lot af work.
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Wind considerations
Published: 2001-01-01
More than 14 years ago
The wind is an important factor whan fishing the Danish coastline.
Improving fly line control
Published: 1999-06-27
More than 15 years ago
Three ways of improving your fly line control. Line control is much more than mending
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Spring preparation
Published: 1999-04-01
More than 15 years ago
This time of year is usually accompanied by a boost in personal energy level. Though sometimes difficult to describe, we can "smell" spring in the air. As our semi-hibernation comes to a close we notice an increased desire to plan for upcoming outdoor events. By Roman Scharabun
Bubble float
Published: 1999-03-01
More than 16 years ago
Fishing the fly with a spinning rod and a float. This is an old article. A newer version is available.
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Fishing the Muddler Minnow
Published: 1998-05-10
More than 16 years ago
The muddler can double as a serviceable grasshopper, cricket or even damselfly nymph. One can fish it dry and doped up, damp, wet and sunk.
Cod on a flyrod
Published: 1998-01-01
More than 17 years ago
How to get cod on a flyrod - the once so common Gadus morhua - Danish inshore species.
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My summer salmon fishing
Published: 1997-10-15
More than 17 years ago
My salmon fishing is different from most everyone else's. At least, that's what I'm told. And since the literature around salmon fishing is based on "everyone else's" salmon fishing, I thought I'd tell you a little about mine. Optimally, my kindred spirits out there will read this and feel right at home.
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Making a wading staff
Published: 1996-04-22
More than 18 years ago
Finished stickHere's the recipe for making a 'Totally Cool' Wading Stick - Danish Kind.
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Juro Mukai's shooting head setup
Published: 1996-04-20
More than 18 years ago
Juro Mukai is a old aquaintant from the Flyfish@ mailing list. I had the pleasure of fishing with him in the Seattle area, and was intrigued by the 'modular' line setup that he uses on his two hand spey rod for steelhead.
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Twined or furled leaders
Published: 1996-04-01
More than 18 years ago
Great leaders made by the ancient method of ropemaking.
C&R of salmon
Published: 1996-01-10
More than 19 years ago
This is some advice that Backwater Bob posted on the FLYFISH@ ListServer. It's good and sound advice for salmon fishers as well as anybody else that wants to C&R fish.
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Catch & Release
Published: 1995-05-01
More than 19 years ago
The fish in the Danish sea are in no way endangered by rodfishers. Nets are another story, though, but still fish are abundant, and therefore we Danes almost always bring home fish. Small fish are illegal to catch, but many fishermen release a lot of their catch. But no-kill and pure C&R is not common on the Danish shores.
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Ice cold tubing
Published: 1994-12-29
More than 20 years ago
As some of you might have noticed from my recent postings I'm becoming more and more fond of my float tube, and this trip would be a tube one too. All my favoutite wading spots are iced down anyway. The weather here has been very cold lately and the fjords, which are normally the water of choice for the winter, are unfishable.
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