Published Jul 12. 2005 - 19 years ago
Updated or edited May 7. 2018

Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of Global FlyFisher as we know it was announced to the world in April 1999. We sent out a "press release".

This was the original mail announcing the opening of GFF, which was sent out to various people, mailing lists and media in April 1999. You can read more about the history of GFF here.
PS: None of our old mail-addresses are active anymore.

Date: 21:46 23-04-1999
Subject: New web site - Global Fly Fisher
From: "Martin Joergensen, Copenhagen, Denmark"
To: Undisclosed recipients

The Global Fly Fisher Grand Opening!

You are hereby cordially invited to the Grand Opening and birth of a brand new International web site for fly fishers and fly tyers.

You might have noticed that a couple of the web's most popular and most visited web sites, Midwest Flytyer and Fishing Denmark, have been somewhat passive during the last couple of months.
That is because we - the web masters of these two sites: Steve Schweitzer and Martin Joergensen - have been busy... very busy.

We have merged our sites and built The Global Fly Fisher the grand new International web site for fly fishers and fly tyers. The URL is

This site is a merger between two sites already filled with articles, patterns, tying tips, pictures, drawings and all kinds of interesting information on fly fishing and fly tying. It will probably be the largest single site for the fly enthusiast.

At this point the site encompasses all the pages of Fishing Denmark.
We are currently working on the Midwest Flytyer pages which will be added ASAP.

Check out the following articles:

500 Flying Tips in a book by Dick Stewart

Spring preparation with Roman Scharabun

Tying tool review: new tube tool

The Chicago-Zürich-Copenhagen Delayed Nutria Tube Muddler - or CZCDNTM for short

Be a part of GFF
Contribute to the site
or... order an article!

More will be added in the coming days and weeks
- NZ fishing
- Summer Salmon
- More patterns
- Book reviews
- Search facilities
- Newsletter

The site is still under developement, and we excuse any errors that might still be on the pages.
It has been a major task to move and edit the files, and a few flaws are unavoidable.
Let us know if you find anything.

Surf, read, and comment

Martin and Steve

Global Fly Fisher


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Since you got this far …

The GFF money box

… I have a small favor to ask.

Long story short

Support the Global FlyFisher through several different channels, including PayPal.

Long story longer

The Global FlyFisher has been online since the mid-90's and has been free to access for everybody since day one – and will stay free for as long as I run it.
But that doesn't mean that it's free to run.
It costs money to drive a large site like this.

See more details about what you can do to help in this blog post.