Published Dec 23. 2015 - 6 years ago
Updated or edited Dec 23. 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

Another year with GFF has passed and it's time to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Winter landscape
Martin Joergensen

This autumn

has been quite busy on the Global FlyFisher. Most of you who are returning visitors have long ago noticed that things have changed. Not only does the site have an all new look, but the system behind has changed too.
The publishing pace went down a bit in the transition, but will be picking up again. As always I plan on doing some articles during the Christmas holiday and I have a few books, a video or two and some materials that will form the base for some pattern and tying articles.

Ice covered stones
Stone alone
Sea weed in the winter
Frosted coast
Ice cover
Martin Joergensen

And as always

I will garnish this article with some images from my large stash. Winter images I think. Digging around a bit I found a suitable handful. A little fishing, some landscapes and a couple from winter in my neighborhood. Right now it might be December, but it's not exactly winter. Temperatures are in the 8-12 deg C range (in the 50's F) and it hasn't really been cold at any point during the autumn or winter until now, meaning that the sea is the same temperature, making it very good fishing weather. Fish are still caught all around, and even though the weather has been pretty gray and windy, people have been fishing – and catching – coastal sea trout all through December. There's no reason to think that January will be any worse the way thing are looking right now. Not that I expect to be out much. I have become a fair weather fisherman,and invest my fishing time wisely these days.

Gray in white in gray
Martin Joergensen

The site

is still chugging away and serving pages at a higher speed and rate than ever. The move has been a good one, and the server is better than anything we've ever had. We've had slightly busier times, but still manage to serve 4-500,000 pages a month to some 3,000 daily visitors.

Pushing through
Winter twigs
Stone alone
Winter impressions
Martin Joergensen
Bird in the winter harbor
Snow over the sluice
My neighborhood
Martin Joergensen

If you feel like

having your stuff presented to this impressing crowd, feel free to contact me. Patterns, stories, tying tips, chapters from your new book. I'm always on the lookout for new content, and if you know your way around a camera and can put words together to make sense, please exercise your skills on doing fishing tips and step by step instructions for the Global FlyFisher.

With that

out of the way, I will wish all the thousand of Global FlyFisher visitors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and all the best, tight lines, sharp hook points and plenty big and/or exiting fish in the coming year.

Read for some winter action
Low winter water
Rod and reel on the ice
Winter water
Martin Joergensen

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Snow covered coast in the fog
Martin Joergensen



Thank you, great photography. Also you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I wish you health and prosperity in the New Year!

New Member...

Just located your site and joined. Got interested when I was searching for different patterns. Have become very interested in foam base flies having had success with a number which I have tied. Trying to develop a streamer pattern for trout here in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. I'm sure many exist but always like to come up with one I created. Great site - look forward to participating and contributing in the future.
Mike S.


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