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Danish Fly Festival 2001... and much more



Fly fishing pictures from The Danish Fly Festival 2001



By Martin Joergensen

A 70 centimeter sea trout
A 70 centimeter sea trout
Although a slim kelt, this 70 centimeter (27.5") sea trout is a fine specimen and a grand prize for any fisherman
Bart casts
Bart casts
Dutch Bart casts over a beautiful Danish weed bed on a sunny April day
Fish in hand
Fish in hand
Taking pictures of your own fish can be hard.
Tomaz' fish
Tomaz' fish
Slovenian Tomaz showing one of his first Danish sea trout before release
Tomaz fights
Tomaz fights
Slovenian Tomaz fighting one of his first Danish sea trout
Bas Verschoor
Bas Verschoor
Dutch Bas Verschoor does his best to get into a Danish sea trout
Mark and Tomaz
Mark and Tomaz
We met photographer Mark Vagn Hansen on the beach one morning. He had taken 14 smaller sea trout. Tomaz took a peek into his flybox.
Yet another one
Yet another one
Another small but extremely beautiful sea trout fell for the photographer's fly and camera.
One more fish...
One more fish...
One more fish in the hands of the photographer. These smaller trout often come in schools.
Bart and Bas
Bart and Bas
Dutchmen relaxing. Bart and Bas take a nap in the sun on the beach - blissfully happy, it seems.
New fly for Bart
New fly for Bart
Bart ties on a new fly in tense expectation of another Danish sea trout. Notice the beautiful clearity of the water.
Tomaz selects a new fly
Tomaz selects a new fly
Tomaz Modic ties on a fly to tempt yet another sea trout. Tomaz did good with generic grey Woolly Bugger flies.
The Bartmobile
The Bartmobile
Bart at the trunk of "The Bartmobile" as Slovinian Tomaz Modic suitably dubbed the roomy Citroen XM, which carried flyfishers and gear all over Denmark for a week.
Seep sans rod
Seep sans rod
Most of us would be pleased to do a loop and a cast such as this with a rod. Sepp does it without during one of his casting demos on the show.
Crazy Charlie
Crazy Charlie
Ken Bonde's dog Charlie - named Crazy Charlie by Slovenian Tomaz Modiz... and rightfully so.
The Danish Mob
The Danish Mob
The Danish Mob. From the left: Danish Martin Joergensen, Welsh Paul Slaney, Slovenian Tomaz Modic, Dutch Bas Verschoor and Dutch Bart van der Schreick.
Ready to fish
Ready to fish
Slovenian Tomaz Modic ready to fight the wet, cold and rainy Danish elements - and the sea trout.
Undies ballet
Undies ballet
Bas watching Martin doing the undies ballet that any fisherman knows. Trying to change from waders into civilian, but not wanting to step on the ground can make anybody look ridiculous.
Torp and Joergensen
Torp and Joergensen
Preben Torp Jacobsen and Martin Joergensen exchanging opinions during the Danish Fly Festival 2001
Paul's 1st
Paul's 1st
Welsh Paul Slaney with his first Danish sea trout. Not big but certainly a fish. We saw them bigger later the same day.
The Bartmobile
The Bartmobile
Packing up gear for four fly fishers requires a car such as bart van der Schreick's "Bartmobile"
Welsh C&R
Welsh C&R
"Hey mate! Can I eat the small ones?". Paul Slaney processing his first Danish sea trout.
Coffee
Coffee
Bart and Bas fishing the Danish way: always time for a cup of coffee and some "hygge".and
Per and Bas
Per and Bas
Although Bas preferred to watch the tying activities from the other side of the Kolding-tables, blood was inevitably thicker than water. Per MÃ¥hrd and Bas Verschoor.
Bas and Poul
Bas and Poul
Bas Verschoor and Poul Jorgensen sharing the experiences of seasoned fly tyers
Helen and Bas
Helen and Bas
Helen Kensby and Bas Verschoor. Bas wrote: That is an endearing pic you shot of two friends, Martin. They were ever so happy to see each other again. Helen will be very pleased to see this one, and so will ol' LMB.
Tomaz Modic
Tomaz Modic
Tomaz Modic - also known as 'Luigi' to a small circle of very close friends...
Poul Jorgensen
Poul Jorgensen
Poul Jorgensen is still going strong
Uncle Marvin
Uncle Marvin
Uncle Marvin - that's Marvin Nolte - holding a lecture to a probably stunned audience to the right
Paul Slee... eh, Slaney
Paul Slee... eh, Slaney
Welsh Paul Slaney seems asleep at the vise. That's what too little fishing can do to a man!
Red Tag
Red Tag
A low water Red Tag tied up by bas Verschoor for the fishing before the show
Hanley and Berg
Hanley and Berg
Ken Hanley and Ed Berg had taken the long trip over for the second time. "And we'll be back!" as Ken put it.
The unkept promise
The unkept promise
Mark Bowler of Flyfishing & FlyTying, Wolfgang Küter of EuroFF@, Ole Bjerke of Partridge/Mustad and Paul Morgan of Coch-y-Bonddu Books in the booth with the unkept promise of a 'Free gift'
Ken and Martin
Ken and Martin
Ken Hanley and Martin Joergensen in coversation during the show
Morten's kayak
Morten's kayak
Morten Valeur's beautiful home built wooden kayak was on display at the show
AK and Hans
AK and Hans
AK Best listening intensely to Hans Weilenman who is describing the virtues of the LAW vice with his usual enthusiasm
Kes and Niels-Verner
Kes and Niels-Verner
Dutch Kes Pootjes and Danish Niels-Verner Pedersen at the tying tables
Slaney laughs
Slaney laughs
Paul Slaney obviously having a great time at the festival
Butterfly
Butterfly
A fantastic butterfly tied by Gregory Verviers
As Little As Possible
As Little As Possible
When people asked Martin Joergensen what he was going to tie at the show he would answer: "As Little As Possible". This is a picture of that particularfly pattern.
Sven and Marvin
Sven and Marvin
Sven Holm and Marvin Nolte - probably discussing salmon flies. Notice that Sven ties without a vice.
The assembly line
The assembly line
A show novelty: Assembly line flytying. Every single tyer does one or a few steps in a salmon fly.
Hans and Ed
Hans and Ed
Dutch Hans Weilenmann and American Ed Berg entertaining at the vices.
Paul's 2nd
Paul's 2nd
Paul Slaney caugth his second Danish sea trout after a couple of long days of trying. We ran into a school of absolutely respectable fish in the 2 lbs. range.
Paul with a bend
Paul with a bend
Paul Slaney with a sea trout on the fly. The fish - a one kilo or two lbs. specimen - strived for its freedom, but was landed at last.
Coch-y-Bonddu books
Coch-y-Bonddu books
Paul Morgan smoothtalks yet another customer into byuing some of his goodies.
Ted Mallone
Ted Mallone
Ted Mallone at the vice in the "Grand old Men's" booth
Tying demos
Tying demos
The tying demos were set up in four rows with a constantly high level of activities.
Wooden canoe
Wooden canoe
This beautiful wooden canoe was shown in front of the skeleton for a new kayak
The Wiz at Kudos Rods
The Wiz at Kudos Rods
Norm 'The Wiz' Crisp at the booth of Kudos Rods with owner and rod builder Charlie in the center.
Theo
Theo
Theo Bakelaar tying at the Festival. Notice the tank in the front.
Henk
Henk
Henk Verhaar tying a linked pike streamer at the Danish Fly Festival 2001, his son Floor watching patiently.
Tomaz anxious
Tomaz anxious
Tomaz Modic looking somewhat anxious before landing a Danish sea trout
Tomaz less anxious
Tomaz less anxious
Tomaz Modic looking less anxious before landing a Danish sea trout
Tomaz ready
Tomaz ready
Tomaz Modic ready to land one of his first sea trout
Tomaz' 2nd fish
Tomaz' 2nd fish
Tomaz Modic shows one of his first Danish sea trout.
Salmon
Salmon
Danish rye bread with smoked salmon - just one of the luxurious lunch offer during the Danish sea trout fishing
Rain
Rain
Fishing through the rain again. We had both bright sunshine and heavy rain for our seatrout outings. Notice the clearly visible current seam in front of Tom and Bart. These are always worth a few casts.
Martin
Martin
Martin Joergensen with a decent seatrout
One for the swans
One for the swans
One more for the road - and for the swans in the background. This one took a Grey Frede.
Wetflies
Wetflies
Three wet fishermen in the Danish rain - the fourth behind the camera
Lumpsucker
Lumpsucker
The head of a lumpsucker, which we found on the beach where someone cleaned the fish. The sucking disc is clearly visible.
Bart's pike rig
Bart's pike rig
Bart rigging for pike fishing with several trusty Oostvorne flies tied together to form some kind of pike fly.
Rigging for pike
Rigging for pike
Tomaz is obviously impressed by Bart and Martin getting ready for some pike fishing in a small, Danish lake as a backup for a completely failed sea trout venture.
Tomaz' pike
Tomaz' pike
Tomaz Modic showing a small pike caught on one of Bob Kenley's Sabot flies.
Kenly flies
Kenly flies
Tomaz and Martin displaying their Bob Kenly pike tube creations: a Sabot fly and the "More Than Incredible Popping Epoxy Construction".
Copper Bully
Copper Bully
Bas' Copper Bully
Amherst Woolly Bugger
Amherst Woolly Bugger
Bas Bead Head Amherst Woolly Bugger
Cone Head Woolly Bugger
Cone Head Woolly Bugger
Bas' Cone Head Woolly Bugger
Deerhair Bugger
Deerhair Bugger
Bas' Deerhair Bugger
Ken and Charlie
Ken and Charlie
A fly fisher and his dog having lunch - Ken and Charlie
Serious cheese
Serious cheese
This is obviously a serious cheese judging from the look on Martin's face.
Serious cheese II
Serious cheese II
"This cheese is probably covered by the arm's trade rules" Tomaz seems to think.
Bart sleeps
Bart sleeps
Bart taking a nap during a slow period on the Danish coast.
OK, Tomaz
OK, Tomaz
Tomaz Modic at the tying table during the Fly Festival 2001 in Kolding, Denmark
Jan Reniers
Jan Reniers
Dutch Jan Reniers tying at the Danish Fly Festival 2001
Herman Broers
Herman Broers
Dutch Herman Broers is as tired as he looks after a terrible drive through Germany
Soeren Flarup
Soeren Flarup
Danish fly tyer Soeren Flarup tying at the Danish Fly Festival 2001
Tomaz on the coast I
Tomaz on the coast I
Tomaz into a good sea trout on the Danish coast. He just set the hook and started the fight.
Tomaz on the coast II
Tomaz on the coast II
Tomaz doing what he can to get the fish to go as he pleases
Tomaz on the coast III
Tomaz on the coast III
Tomaz is really leaning into that fish and slowly gaining control over the fish
Tomaz on the coast IV
Tomaz on the coast IV
Tomaz' fish is withing reach, rolling in the sun in front of him
Tomaz on the coast V
Tomaz on the coast V
Tomaz's price: an nice fish in the 1.5 kilos range (3 lbs).
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