Tube flies.

The choice of fly is important; many fishermen find it hard to choose the right fly. The question arising now is: What will the salmon take just now? You look around for signs in the nature telling you what colours and size the fly should have this particular day, and then perhaps you get that good feeling helping you to make a choice. Just this moment is important, that feeling you have when wading into the river, and make those first casts with a string belief that the salmon will take the fly. But this does not happen often, and then doubt fills you; what did I do wrong this time? The day of fishing started off with great expectations, but was finished with great disappointment. It is a mental “downer” for a fly fisher to have to experience this too often.


I have fly fished for salmon for 30 years, and have spent so much time along the salmon rivers of Trønderlag that I can’t even begin to explain it. In the years I fished the most I had 80-85 days of fishing. This has given me a lot of experience in salmon fishing, which has opened my mind in a way so that I now use different considerations when choosing the fly than what I did in my younger days.

I will be writing a lot on my theories around choice of fly in the menu “Flies” and I will try to give you a look into my fly boxes. So here it is not just the actual tying descriptions that are important, but also how I plan the content of my fly boxes and of course how I fish these flies.

Read more about fly choices in the menu "Hook flies". See my article on "fishing on rivers in spring flood" in the menu "Fishing", where I write more about tube flies for such conditions.

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