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Shetland wool nymphs

Got some Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn yesterday, testing out different hooks and combinations to see how they turn out.

I have 4 different colors that I will post more patterns of here later.

All of these have a bit of lead in the body, will tie up some without as well to dead-drift in shallower waters, and some with even more lead to get down quickly.

I have not fished this pattern yet, but early next year this will be on my tippet!

Catskill course

I have been tying a lot of salmon and seatrout flies this year, and that’s ok, but it’s time to go back to the roots of where I started: the dry fly! I will be focusing a lot on this the coming winter, and to start things off I went to a flytying course last night (my first ever tying course!). Niklas Dahlin had a course over 4 hours, presenting catskill tying to us, and it was a blast! Tied up these on Partriedge ideal standard dry #14 with a lot of help from Niklas.

Sitting down, observing someone tying is something you should do if you get the chance: the techniques, skills and flow of a flytyer is something special to observe, and you can pick up a lot of tips.

Ordered in some new material today, and I’ll be improving my skills over the course of the next few months.

Too bad it is so long until season starts again here in Norway!

Quite times – for a reason

So, it has been quiet here for a while, but it has its reasons: I’ve had a injury that made me not prioritize tying and fishing for a while. Not that I haven’t tied flies, I just haven’t pushed things here on the blog for a while. Everything is getting better now, and salmon & trout season is upon us, so I’ll keep you posted over summer with some pics!

In the meantime, some pics of recent ties: