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Eventyrlige Flueforviklinger med Konstanse & Stein

Stein Elvestad og jeg ble kjent via facebook rett og slett … og en av grunnene var at han snakket om denne larven her. Han skulle prøve å lage den, og han lurte selvfølgelig hvordan i h…. disse små føttene lages.

Stein er forfatter og skuespiller på Nordland Teater og har skrevet et teaterstykke som heter “KUNSTEN Å VEKKE DØDE FLUER TIL LIVE”. Stykket handler om fluefiske selvfølgelig. Ikke gå glipp av det, og følg med om han kanskje spiller i nærheten av der du bor.

Men tilbake til disse føttene. De er jo så flotte. Det sies at en finsk fluebinder, ved navn Veli Autti, kom på disse. Kjent ble trikset med de sex beina, via de binde-videoer & bøker fra selveste Oliver Edwards, en av mine “helter”.

Denne larven er flott, fisker veldig effektiv og er morsom å lage også. Det har en ganske avslappende effekt når man må skru hastigheten ned og konsentrer seg fullstendig på denne lille dingsen her.

Min kjæreste Konstanse er spesielt glad i denne fluen, siden det er så “meditativt” å lage en sånn en, pleier hun å si. Og siste gang da hun prøvde den mørkegrønne versjonen på en ny krok, en Daichii 1870 “swimming nymph”, da satt jeg opp kamera og filmet prosessen.

Stein likte videoen såpass godt, at han satt seg bak mikrofonen og laget lydopptak på norsk, som forklarer prosessen enda bedre. Og vips hadde jeg lyd-fila i dropboxen min. Så satt jeg foran klippe-skjermen en liten stund og surret alt dette sammen, mens jeg chattet med Stein.  Vi er kanskje litt selvopptatte, men jeg tror nok at vi kan være ganske stolte av resultatet, men det må du nesten vurdere selv.

En  lignende filmsnutt finnes også med engelsk tekst og tale, for de stakkars folk som ikke forstår Nordnorsk, som jeg synes er en utrolig flott dialekt.

Og når vi snakker om språk og stavefeil … at det heter vår-flue i stedet for hår-flue … det forklarer Stein i videoen.

Det morsomme er at Konstanse og Stein er begge to født og oppvokst is Nordens Paris, Tromsø – men de har ikke møtt hverandre enda. Noe som sikkert blir veldig morsomt og hyggelig en dag.

Så håper vi at dere liker filmsnuttene, og har fått lyst å prøve dette selv også. Fluebinding er en av de flotteste sidene av fluefiskeuniverset … spesielt når det er vinter.

Her vil jeg gjerne nevne at vi holder kurs i fluebinding. Det er bare å følge med her på websiden og hive seg på. Hvis det er flere kompiser sammen så kan det settes opp på ganske enkelt vis.

 

 

leaving ze house ….

or Canon & GoPro

I finally jumped over my own shadow – and wallet – and invested a substantial amount in photo-gear.  So far I worked with a minimalist setup … big word – I used a small camera or later my iPhone for pretty much everything I did. I would say I got pretty far.

I had inspiration moment when I watched my daughter develop her photographic skills. That did build up my confidence that I would be able to make sense of more advanced gear myself.

So I got myself a Canon EOS 700D, several lenses including a 100mm macro lense. Plus two Go-Pro Heros (a 4 and a 5).  The plan is to produce a fly tying video tutorial which works together with the articles of the www.tzflyfishing.no/flytyingschool . I also gained som basic knowledge to edit film with Adobe Premiere.  Anyway – there are a few things to look forward to in the beginning of 2017. I will try to be quick enough to have the movie ready in march so it can be launched at the Danish Fly Festival.

It is winter and it is dark … which has it´s very own charm. I am tying flies at night …. and work on the above mentioned — here´s a small nymph I find very interesting … “leaving ze house” – small cased caddis larva peeping out of the little housings.

I hope you like them ….

Süsswasser Fliegenfischen auf Forellen & Äschen in Norwegen

Norwegen und Schweden werden immer beliebter als Reiseziel für Fliegenfischer aus dem südlicher gelegen Europa. Die Anreise ist in kurzer Zeit machbar und einmal in Schweden angekommen reist es ich deutliche entspannter als auf den überfüllten Strassen der Heimatländer wie z. B. Deutschland, Frankreich, Italien und Spanien.Das Angeln, insbesondere das Fliegenfischen ist ähnlich entspannt. Fast überall gibt es befischbare Gewässer. Wer zudem gut zu Fuss ist une eine kleine Wanderung nicht scheut hat die Chance auf fast «unberührte» Natur zu stossen. Wer zudem das Fischen mit der «Trockenen» liebt kommt hier voll auf seine Kosten. 95% meiner Fischerei in Norwegen und Schweden ist auf Trockenfliegen und Schwimmschnur basiert.

Eine 8 bis 9ft rute in Klasse 4 bis 6 ist wohl die gängigste Wahl. Zielfisch in Norwegen sind vorwiegend Forelle (ørret) und Saibling (røye). Wobei es auch wirklich genügend Möglichkeit gibt auf grosse Äschen (harr) und auch Renken (sik) zu fischen. Eine Renke auf Trockenfliege klingt sicherlich exotisch für einen Angler aus der Alpenregion, ist «hier oben bei uns» aber gar nicht ungewöhnlich.

Neben Flüssen und Bächen sollte man die Seen, insbesondere die kleineren – nicht vernachlässigen. Es gibt fast an allen guten Gewässern Boote zu leihen. Auch hier ist die Fischerei mit der Trockenfliege ein gute Wahl.

Hier meine Fliegenboxen. Wie man sieht ist Rehhaar und natürliche und gedeckte Farben stark vertreten. Als Dubbing verwende ich entweder Seehundfell (lässt sich wunderbar färben) oder Hase.

 

 

Freshwater flyfishing for trout and grayling in Norway

Flyfishing for Trout & Grayling in Norway – Norway as well as Sweden are increasingly popular destinations for Flyfishers coming from the more southern parts of Europe. Travelling is not to complicated and far, and once arrived in Sweden driving is much more relaxed than on the crowded roads of for example Germany, France, Italy or Spain.

Fishing, specially fishing with the fly is likewise relaxed. One finds good Walters pretty much everywhere. The ones not shy of walking a bit into the mountains will find solitude and seeemingly untouched nature. The dry fly lovers are very lucky here too. 95% of my fishing in Norway and Sweden is done with a dry fly and floating lines.

A 8 to 9ft rod for a 4 to 6wt line is the most Como choice. Target fish in Norwegian freshwater are trout( ørret) and arctic char (røye). Not to forget the chance to fish for big grayling (harr) and whitefish (sik). To catch whitefish in dry-fly sound pretty exotic for an angler used to fish in mainland Europe and the Alps, but is absolutely common in «up here».

Besides small creeks and larger rivers one should not forget the lakes. Pretty much all better ones hava boat to rent. And even here the fishing with dryly is very rewarding.

Here´s my fly-boxes. As you can see, I am pretty fond of deer hair and natural, not very bright colors. As dubbing I mostly choose seals fur (can be died in a ll sorts of colors) or hare´s fur.

 

Realistic Stonefly Nymph

t.z. | Friday, 6 May 2016

Tying realistic flies is another world really. It is taking fly tying to the extreme. It´s becoming art at a mad scientist level. I am fascinated by it and like to look at these creations, but never felt the urge to sit down and work on one fly for several days or even weeks.

However, the fishing flies such masters tie are quite interesting too. A such in between the disciplines pattern is the stonefly nymph by Swedish master tier Leif Ortenholm. Try it yourself and impress your peers 😉

Leif Örtenholm has tied flies since he was a kid – maybe he still is a kid like we all 😉 – sure is that he is one of the most influential fly tiers in Sweden. Leif is a very versatile and shrewd fly tier. He portfolio reaches from realistic spiders and the occasional dragon to particularly amazing fish flies.

Leif`s Stonefly

the tying is more stariaght forward than would think
Materials needed:
– a straight eye grub hook
– lead wire
– Virtual Nymph Flexibody
– prcupine pins for the legs
– Virtual Nymph Synthetic Quills
– fine synthetic dubbing
– some marker pens

stonefly - 1
set the hook in the vise “sideways” and cover with lead wire as shown

stonefly - 2
tie in 4 syntehetic quills for tail and antennae

stonefly - 3
cut a strip of Flexibody and taper at the end

stonefly - 4
tie in flexibody at the bend

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and wind on to the hook in overlapping turns

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secure the abdomen part with thread

stonefly - 7
cut a wider strip of flexibody

stonefly - 8
cover the end of the abdomenwith a bit of dubbing

stonefly - 9
take two porcupine pins and tie them in

stonefly - 10
the roots should point backwards

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snipp off remains

stonefly - 12
cut a piece of flexibody as shown

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and tie it in so it overlaps the legs tie-in spot

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repeat the porcedure for the next pair of legs

stonefly - 16
tie in the wider strip of flexibody pinting backwards

stonefly - 17
tie in the last pair of legs and cover the tie in spot with dubbing

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flip the flexibody strip forwards

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form a nice head with dubbing

stonefly - 20
and flip the felxibody back again

stonefly - 21
tie off in the “neck” of the insect and snipp off remains

stonefly - 22
pnch the legs into the desired shape

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and paint the upper side of the fly with adrak pen

stonefly - 24
go over with a lighter pen to “wash” out the colours a litt bit

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mark the legs on the underside

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the bug in Leif`s thumb

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another nymph tied in a simila manner – – Leif Örtenholm, tier

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and another – a mayfly clinger type – Leif Örtenholm, tier

The key to these type of flies is the right synthetic materials. Many use the products of a company called “Virtual Nymphe”. A safe buy because the resukts are good, but should you not find these products n your local store, you can start looking around in all sort of latex and other stretchable plastic foils.

I also tried my luck …. not too bad I think.

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stonefly by t.z.

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baetis nymph tied with flexibody

 

I would like to thank Leif for his great contributions to the fly tying and fly fishing world.

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