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Go to The bag trick
The bag trick
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!
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 The LAW of attraction
The LAW of attraction
I was amongst the lucky fly-tyers who managed to lay my hand on one of Lawrence Waldron's LAW fly-tying vises while he made them - and they could be bought at reasonable prices.
Go to Microjig nymphs <br />and small streams
Microjig nymphs and small streams
One of the ways to fish small, fast, rocky streams is Czech nymphing with microjigs.
Go to Squid Plus Three
Squid Plus Three
As the year changed from 2014 to 2015, the Danish sea trout community suddenly started buzzing about squid. And I buzzed along and developed Martin's Mundane Squid, soon to become the Plus Three Squid
Go to Sexy Crab
Sexy Crab
A crab pattern tied with a solid structure using extremely resistant materials but at the same time keeping it naturally looking and full of movement
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GFF is on Facebook!
We have joined the half billion users on Facebook, and you can now become our Facebook-friend and subscribe to our updates from your Facebook-profile.
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 Chasing Gold
Chasing Gold
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.
Go to Postcards from the Swiss Alps
Postcards from the Swiss Alps
Fly-fishing dreams, a thought about Eve and some postcards from the Swiss Alps
Go to Perminator
This rabbit zonker fly imitates a mantis shrimp, a very important food resource for big permit and bonefish, and utilizes the mobile zonker strips to induce life in the fly.
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 Silver Tip Fly Company
Silver Tip Fly Company
Canadian Silver Tip Fly Company makes printed fly-tying materials with a high degree of realism and can supply wings, shells and much more, ready to tie with. We asked some questions.
Go to My most recent <br />decent fish
My most recent decent fish
Oddly enough the first fish I thought of when I started writing this series was my most recent decent coastal sea trout, which I'm ashamed to say was caught more than four years ago.
Go to Veevus Q&A
Veevus Q&A
The Danish company Veevus has surprised the fly-tying market with its strong and thin tying thread. We have contacted Emir Ceric, the man behind the project, and asked a few questions about the thread, the market and the future.
Go to Biking and Fly Fishing
Biking and Fly Fishing
Having a hard time finding new fishing locations is a common complaint. How about using your bike to go new places? Mike Hogue introduces you to the combination of biking and fishing.
Go to Vintage Streamers
Vintage Streamers
I saw a post by Ted Patlen on a fly tying bulletin board. It was a simple post - a photo of a group of flies and a short statement stating his intention of tying the flies as close as possible to the way the originator tied the flies. His post stuck with me for awhile, before I got up the gumption to send him an email asking if he would be interested in submitting his flies to GFF for an article
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 Fishy photos: <br />Eoin Fairgrieve
Fishy photos: Eoin Fairgrieve
Located close to the river Tweed, Eoin Fairgrieve developed a passion and skill for photography through shooting images for articles on fishing for Atlantic salmon. We approached him with our usual row of questions.
Go to Mickey Finn
Mickey Finn
The Mickey Finn is one of the all time classic streamers. Simple, beautiful and fairly easy to tie - and a catcher.
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Go to First setup
First setup
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.
Go to Classic Wet Flies
Classic Wet Flies
Wet flies have been around as long as fly fishing itself. Are they starting to see a renaissance? In fly tying circles at least, that may be the case, as tyers look for new challenges and new sources of inspiritaion.
Go to Shark's Caddis Larva
Shark's Caddis Larva
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.
Go to S&L's Lost Flies
S&L's Lost Flies
Dick Stewart and Bob Leeman's book "Trolling Flies for Trout and Salmon" has inspired fly tyers for the 24 years since it's publication in 1982. Here, finally, we get to see some of the patterns listed in the back of the book that did not have supporting photographs.
Go to Czech Nymphing
Czech Nymphing
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.
Go to Raising chickens
Raising chickens
From feathers to chickens - and back again. You don't need to raise birds to get feathers, but it's both easy and fun. Here's the story about how I had chickens for eggs, meat and not least feathers
Go to Illustrated knot table
Illustrated knot table
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.
Go to Wallpapers
Want a wallpaper with a sunset, a stream, a beautiful coastline, bonefishing or salmon fishing? We we are continously updating the wallpaper section with new pictures. Check in regularly. And by the way: We passed 110,000 downloads of our beautiful pictures.
Go to LeaderCalc2007
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.
Go to Tom's reel
Tom's reel
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.
Go to How to look good
How to look good
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.
Go to Strike Indicator Scientology
Strike Indicator Scientology
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
Go to O'io Boy'o!
O'io Boy'o!
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
Go to Yellow Fever
Yellow Fever
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
Go to The Plipper
The Plipper
One of the strangest fly-contraptions ever to see daylight in GFF partner Martin Joergensen's vice (which has seen some strange flies). It's a tube fly. It uses one basic material. It's tied without thread. It's ugly, but it works. It's a popper with a lip - a Plipper.
Go to GFF Summit 2007
GFF Summit 2007
So there will be a GFF Summit this year! At long last Martin Joergensen has found the time to get some facts together and start working on the dates and practicalities. It will be in September and take place on Fyn, Denmark like last year,
Go to Slinkies
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.
Go to The Perfect Woolly
The Perfect Woolly
Many flies were developed from the Woolly Bugger, German Raoul Kempkes got back to it and created a very simple pattern which is extremely durable and very easy to tie. Only a few materials are needed to tie a great pattern which is highly versatile. The perfect Woolly Bugger!
Go to When lightning strikes
When lightning strikes
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...
Go to Wingless Wets
Wingless Wets
On a shelf in the shop was a little book that was propped open. It was Leisenring and Hidy's The Art of Tying The Wet-Fly and Fishing The Flymph. Inside, I found a treasure of patterns and some fishing instructions and I suddenly switched gears and began fishing these great little flies.

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