The weekend started with great weather, so we jumped on the train and got just outside Oslo to go seatrout hunting in the sun. The seatrout didn’t show itself, but I got my first cod on fly, and the first one was actually the first fish I have ever caught on tube, so it was a good day!
The fish took on white baitfish patterns.
Hanging out by the sea and having this weather is everything you need:
My #6 reel that I use for both salt and freshwater
Got to test out some of the tubes I have created this winte
More blue sky and sun
Another flyfisher out hunting:
Street Art: I thought colors, and I had just done a purple tube – the perfect start of a rainbow, so here is the gold in the end of the rainbow
Hook: TMC 100BL #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Green
Body: Hareline Krystal Dub Caddis Green,
Rib: UNI-Mylar #16
Wing: Hareline Para Post Wing Dark Gray
Wing casing: Foam 2mm
Spinner fall can be be the most fun you have, or the most frustrating you can come by…. I’m not quite sure where I picked up this pattern, but it is a good one where you can swap out the colors quite easy and keep in different sizes for that one day where it really matters.
The para post from Hareline is great for these patterns, I’ve used it for a caddis pattern with great success; it floats forever
Bottom view: the imprint this have from underneath is the most important. The colors are important, yes, but look at that imprint
With different wing colors:
Hook: Mustad 94840 #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Body: Peacock, Whiting Hackle
Midge season is coming shortly and one of the things you need in the box here in Norway is this palmer midge. A very simple pattern that is quick to tie up a row of in sizes from #14 down to #22
The cork where I have mounted the midges comes from the Sorachi Ace bottle from Brooklyn brewery – if you get a chance to taste this I would recommend sharing a bottle with a friend!
Thread: Sheer 14/0 White
Hook: Kamasan B100 #12
Body: Polishquills Stripped Peacock Eye Orange
Thorax: SLF Squirrel, Whiting Hackle
Wing: White CDC
Variant of the emerger from the other day, but this time with a additional hackle on the thorax