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First published before January 1st 2001 - More than 14 years ago
Fly fisher's knots
Illustrations of the best knots for your flylines, leaders and tippets
LinksA 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. I personally prefer knots that pass the line through the eye twice - like the Trilene and the Palomar knot. My favorite loop knot is the Surgeons loop which is easy to tie and has served me well. If I need a guiding knot, I tie the Mörrum Guiding knot.
Read the intro to the knot section
About setting up reel, backing and line
About tying your own leaders
Leader and tippet Q&A
This is Denmark
The Paraloop Way
Stepping into the Stream Q&A
Trout and Fly
Classic: This is not a book you give to your rookie nephew who just took up fishing. If you're a pragmatic type of angler you might also find it a bit too much. But if you really want to learn about trout fishing, this is a book definitely worth reading.
Read the complete review by Martin Joergensen here
Fishing trip sandwich
Action: The second chapter in Angling Exploration Group's fantastic travels, and just as entertaining and action-packed as their first adventure to Argentina. This time the bums go to New Zealand where they feast on NZ hospitality, lots of pasta and large trout in gin clear water.
Read Martin Joergensen's review here
Book Review: Steve Raymond has given all fly anglers a treat with his latest book "Nervous Water", a collect of previously published or presented material, expanded and updated for today's fly angler. Many of the essays take a light hearted look at fly fishing and fishermen.
Click here to read the review
Book review: Shane's book is devoted to imitations imitations of each major stage of mayfly development - nymph, emerger, adult, and spinner - top to bottom as he says. For each section, he offers up several patterns, each with a introductory essay, step-by-step tying instructions, and a list of variations.
Click here to read Bob's review.
The Grey Fred
Shark's Caddis Larva
Juvinile: This is a very simple fly imitating the caddis larva. Some may call it realistic fly, some will say impressionistic, but no matter what, the originator says with 100% certainty that it's a killer pattern and he has caught lots of fish with it in many different places.
Twist your Antron and peacock here
Crayfish: Steve Schweitzer is at it again. He just can't stay away from those chick-a-bou feathers. Maybe it's because chick-a-bou is so versatile and incredibly buggy looking. After tying up four variations of a crawdad pattern, he finally found what worked best. See what he caught on his latest addition to the Tabou Series of flies and
learn how to tie the Tabou Daddy.
Selecting a kayak
Book column August 2000
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Four stream rods
Fooling around: 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.
Read about it here
Edwards: How many of your flies work both in salt and fresh water? How many of these actually look like something real? The Deep Diving Shrimp is such a fly. Oliver Edward's allround Gammarus imitation works equally well everywhere you find this very widespread animal.
Let Kasper Mühlbach teach you to tie it.
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