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Stream flies for sea trout and steelhead
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|The Idiot - or 'Idioten' in Danish - is another typical Danish sea trout pattern. The story of this fly is quite well known and documented. A team of Danish fly fishers including Erik Døssing were fishing in Norway when one of the company stated that he had never caught a sea trout on fly in the stream Karup Aa - probably Denmark's most productive and famous sea trout stream.
Erik Døssing promptly stated that he could tie a fly with which any idiot could catch a sea trout, and immediately produced a big, bushy red, black and golden fly on a size 1 hook. The fly was suitably named 'The Idiot' and has since taken many sea trout on said stream and elsewhere.
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