Strange X-mas

A Christmas Tree out of season

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Martin Joergensen

This episode
A small talk about the fly that broke a straight row of 19 skunked trips. Nothing ingenious, nothing really new and nothing exceptional, but obviously a producer.

Images for this day's podcast
The prize - Jens has good reason to be happy. A chrome fish like this is not something you see every day
The prize
Translucent - It is pretty obvious in this picture how transparent the seal\'s fur zonker strip is. Also notice that this specimen has caught fish and has been severely trashed. That fact didn\'t seem to matter much to the fish.
Windy - The south beach of Bornholm close to our house. The wind was almost onshore
Dry flies, anyone? - I did flyfish in this water, which was actually quite clear and very fishable... had it not been for the gale force wind.
Dry flies, anyone?
Small and hungry - Yes, that\'s a Strange Christmas Tree sticking out here.
Small and hungry
Big kelt - This big post spawn sea trout also liked the shiny fly
Big kelt
Another one bites the Strange Christmas Tree - Another kelt has fallen for the temptation
Another one bites the Strange Christmas Tree
Deep bend - The author fights a Danish sea trout on the coast of Bornholm. And yes, it did take a Strange Christmas Tree
Deep bend

More about this fly and its ancestors here

Published April 11th 2006
Duration 29 minutes and 10 seconds
File size 26.66 Mb

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GFF staff comment
From: Martin Joergensen · martin·at·  Link
Submitted December 4th 2006


Mine were from the former Dutch fly tying materials dealer Kelson Collection (now closed) obtained through Salmon Fly in Copenhagen.
It may be difficult to obtain, but other materials could do it too such as light grey mink, light goat or even rabbit in a tight spot.


From: hoppy · hopwood·at·  Link
Submitted December 4th 2006

Apologies for the last - seal fur zonker strip - I live in the UK?

From: hoppy · hopwood·at·  Link
Submitted December 4th 2006

Any ideas where i could get some polar bear zonker strip from?

From: Mirko Schunder · info·at·  Link
Submitted October 13th 2006

Great Flies, great pictures, great pages! Thank you so much for presenting such a nice www and please dont stop! Maybe there are coming up some wonderful seatrout themes? Best wishes from Germany, Mirko

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