Published Mar 3. 2012 - 12 years ago
Updated or edited May 22. 2017

Seatrout flies for 2012

The seatrout season will soon be upon us here in northern Europe, and Martin thought he'd expand his horizon a bit and add some new seatrout patterns to his flybox before the 2012 season.

In the box - Ready for some action
Filling the box
Henning Eskol

The seatrout season will soon be upon us here in northern Europe, and I have started filling my boxes for the spring. But rather than tying the good old standards only, I thought I'd introduce some new (to me and my personal coastal fishing at least), but still proven patterns in my flybox.

I'm not one who changes my habits from season to season


My fishing friends will attest to that I'm not one who changes my habits from season to season, but at the same time they also accuse me of being extremely experimental from time to time. I like rubber legs, foam, beads and strange constructions.
But I still fish my basic patterns most, and thought that I'd supplement my usual Grey Fredes, Magnuses, Bloody Butchers and Red Tags with something just a little different.
So I searched the Danish books, web sites, magazines and discussion boards and found some flies that seems to be both popular and productive. Some are more recent patterns, but some do actually have many seasons behind them, and have proven their worth many times.
They also follow my own philosophy of seatrout flies: simple, few materials and it doesn't hurt that I like their looks too.

But be warned: I have only fished two of these patterns - and one was not even for seatrout. The only proof of their efficiency lies in what I have seen, what others have told me and what I have read. But that is sufficient for me, and might also be for you. You can see my most trusted and truly proven patterns in my book Favorite Flies for Baltic Seatrout and on this site as articles tagged with the keyword seatrout flies.

The flies are


The frida

Rolled Muddler



PK Mysis Variant

Eskol's Mini Pig

Pinky Pain

The full pattern descriptions can be found by following the links below to the separate articles.

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Martin, some interes...

Martin, some interesting patterns. Our sea trout season is coming to an end in the uk ( end of this month! ) Have just tied up some NEW for next season/year, not sure how to attach/download to you, but if you wish to see them go to, "click" on FLIES then click on sea trout flies, the tying is for a single front hook, but i prefer a "double" front hook.

Martin, that's a ...


that's a really gorgeous collection and I also like the one-a-day rhythm a lot - can't wait until tomorrow.

All the best



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Thomas, Yes, bein...


Yes, being an old magazine guy and liking regular readers, I keep articles spaced out and trickling in. I like people to return and to have something new to look at, but rather than keeping this series with our regular 3-4 days interval, I thought that a week long burst would be nice.

And regarding being modern or young and stupid I certainly don't hope that you imply that I'm old fashioned and aging! ;-)

Jesting aside:you know how it is with fly patterns. We could basically do with three simple patterns, but if we didn't go berserk now and then, how could we ever justify to ourselves and our family that we need most of a room full of materials and tools to tie flies?

We simply have to invent or introduce something new now and then. It's also an important part of the fun and creative game that fly fishing can also be.


Hi Martin, Great...

Hi Martin,

Great idea as usual, i'm very much looking forward to the rest.
You seem to be keeping us on edge with your regular trickle of articles, instead of posting them at once, maybe that's why we all keep coming back regularly. :)
I've been a bit more modern (or young and stupid, however you'll like to call it) and have mainly been tying EP sand eels and polarfibre minnows and shrimps.
We'll see how those work out for shad and sea bass once they get back inshore.

best regards,


what a great collect...

what a great collection!


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