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2018-07-11  12:13

We drove from Bolstad passed Naeröy where there were only a few cubics of water. Stalandsfossen was impressive but the river just a little creek. Laerdal “The Queen” is inviting as alway, with only 30 m2 it was smaller and also trickier than normal. Öje is a great beat, the greatest on the lower river for sure. I remember back in the -80ies when I guided Laerdal. I spent a lot of time on the bridge looking at fisherman playing great fish in the Bridge Pool – this great pool where salmon like to stay on a bit higher water. We met some though fishing with just a few fish caught. Three days gave three very nice sea liced sea trout, one little two sea winter sea liced salmon. For sure there were more fish around than out catches showed. Not a cloud and 30C did for sure not help on the low water conditions. A 5 cm Nanook on a small TTT gave me the salmon and a small green Samurai the sea trout. The last night I gave the sea trout a good try with a tiny fly and thin leader and lost a nice 5-6 kilo fish and landed one 2 kilo covered in sea lice. On my way home the great news of Per Stadighs impressive 131 cm 23 kilo heavy fish from ¨Old Pastor¨ reached me. A great fish to a good fisher – I lift my cap with envy…

Sun sun sun... now Laerdal!
2018-07-05  10:31

I am sorry being a bit lazy not blogging like I should… the 26-30 degrees and slow fishing put me down a bit, but here’s a short report. We have now finished our Bolstad fishing. Slow fishing but on an exciting classic river. To sum up the days we got 8 fish to the bank with Bjørns 14 kilos 110 cm wild female to be the biggest. Myself I landed 3 fish but not the expected size. A 12 lbs wild female from Straumen being the biggest. That fish took a fast simple fly fished quite high. It was great to see this also being a wild fish. Even though the river has been stocked for years all our fish were wild! Nature is superior to man – it’s simple and obvious! Several of the fish took on retrieve, it’s quite clear that we more or less all the time fish our flies to slow, on a low, clear and quite warm river like this the downstream belly is often not enough. To get interest we need an even faster fly!
Now we have moved over to Laerdal. We passed Naeröydalselva and with its 6 cubics it was not as tempting is it usually is. Öje is probably the best Laerdal beat but now very tricky. Low and clear 30 degrees C in the shadow and a bright blue sky. We have 3 days… it will be 3 nights. I will get back tomorrow with first report!

Opening day at Bolstad
2018-06-29  15:16

This fantastic river met us low and quite warm. The clear blue sky without clouds did not help us either. It was a tough opening day with only 3 landed fish. Best was Björns fantastic 30 lbs that took a small orange fly while retrieving. Warm river means fast fly! Both big fish was females and both where wild fish coming from the natural spawning grounds in the river. Myself I manage to tease two fish, one pulled me slightly and one just nailed that Green Samurai but didn’t stay on – that was shit! Conditions are tough and there are very few fish running, I guess the fishing will not turn on before we get some rain - hmm next few days are going to be blue skies only! Tough but only to enjoy the days here on one of the most classic rivers of them all!

Big fish Friday!
2018-06-08  09:36

Thursday was very slow. I saw one, a big one in Julians but couldn’t make him take. On Friday the fish arrived to Kharlovka! It started with Chucky landing a good sea liced 12 lbs in Buckhannon’s run and I lost one in Sea Pool. In Long Stream I hooked a good fish and after a long and tough fight I could land a 102 cm 28lbs sea liced female. A great fish. One of this we come here for. It took a 8cm Pahtakorva and the same fly was after just a short while taken of another crazy fish. After 6 high jumps and saltomortales it came of right by the net – shit! Not 28 but a bit smaller around 20-22 lbs. Chucky got another one in Julians and was happy. He is staying to do two more weeks in salmon heaven – lucky bastard! I got a nice 10-12 lbs in Home Pool which opened the pool for the season. Fish was showing and the last hours fishiong I lost another one and saw two splashing in the tail…! The boys fishing this coming week will have a great week with perfect levels and big fish running both rivers! We summed up this early week with 16 fish, half over 20 lbs.

Fat and fresh run from the Litza!
2018-06-07  16:36

Litza is the river of heart! The most challenging, most technical and most interesting to fish. I visited Falls, fished a few cast on the middle but it was in Military Pool the first fresh fish of mine was landed. It took right where it should on a The Witch tied on the biggest TTT adapted with a loose body. This system works fantastic and also gives you the chance to change bodies, colour and thickness. Very flexible indeed! This was a strong 19 lbs, fat as a true Litza fish and beautiful like a dream. I lost one more fresh fish and actually saw the first two fresh ones for this trip. It’s slowly beginning to look like a salmon season. Chucky, my mate also landed a 23 lbs beauty opposite me – it’s always better when both catch fish. We celebrated in salmon heaven until the midnight sun asked us to go to bed.

Osenka, the fighting tiger..
2018-06-05  11:54

The first good fish landed was on the upper river. I always want to fish the whole rivers, not that it’s the best chance for a sea liced fresh bar of silver but I just love those pools and couldn’t leave without trying… I tried falls with my 100 grains had a few kelts and a good pull from something that might have been fatter? The good take came from Guys Pool. From the left side on a quite short cast on a Pahtakorva. It ripped 30 m of line and gave a super good fight. A fat and beautiful Osenka. I truly believe that Osenkas are the strongest of them all - maybe it weight in on 15-16 lbs…

First days on the Kharlovka
2018-06-04  16:33

It was nice to be back on the Kharlovka for my 20th year on these fantastic big fish rivers. Conditions was quite good, a bit cold but of course a lot better than last year’s extreme weather. 2 degrees in the water and 90 cm on the gage is quite normal and absolutely fishable. The river was full of kelts and after a couple of days I landed more than 40, a bit crazy. For sure it’s very early to be up here in May but I hooked and lost what must have been a fresh fish. It ripped 100m backing of my spool while leaving Julians into Island pool. The hook just came lose – shit! It’s very sorry not to have my friend and guide Kola here - it’s my first time on the river without him and he is truly missed!

Back on the Dee!
2018-04-24  16:40

Good to back on the Dee and glad to se that most of Dess is the same after the big flod two years ago. High and cold water with a tough spring on the Dee gave us low expectations. First day was a great success with 4 good solid takes and two landed sea liced springers, a great start! I fished a floater and changed tips. To fish the fly in the middle section was enough. The gold water made me fish bigger flies. A Dee version Samurai with the golden yellow cone produced all takes. River is drooping slowly and we are having some great days ahead.. now time for our night fishing. I think I stroll back down to Jock Rae. I will keep you posted!

New colour - FITS Yellow "Golden" Metallic!
2018-04-24  14:02

The spring is here and in Scandinavia now finally it got a bit warmer. No salmon running yet up here in the north and it looks like it will be another late spring. The fly tying season is at its peak and it’s time to fill the boxes/wallets with flies.

After a bit of testing and experimenting we can now proudly present what we think is maybe our coolest FITS colour – the Yellow "Golden" Metallic. Off to Scotland and the Dee! A bit late spring, quite high and cold water made it necessary to let the Dee Sheep’s have some Samurai and Dee Samurai company in my private boxes. Black-yellow is a classic combination and I couldn’t help using the new cones on most of the newly tied flies – follow our blog and you will see if they work!

We have introduced the new colour on our whole range – tungsten cones, turbos ½ turbos and the popular TTT. Some of my Banana fly freak friends got absolutely crazy over the new stuff – yellow is the no 1 fashion fly colour right now.

Introducing to you: SSS TYING THREAD!
2018-03-30  16:01

We are happy and proud to be able to present to you our new SSS Tying Thread! Mikael Frödin have during several decades had a good co-operation with the Georgio Benecchi factory in Italy, using the thread for tens of thousands of flies. Our SSS threads is of the old good reliable Benecchi quality. They are strong, thin, elastic, and flattens out just great when tying with them. For us this is the best tying thread ever made, tested over decades - now refined and reintroduced.

We have six standard colours. The must have colours: black and white, Olive and Tan for the imitation tier and two very strongly fluorescent colours: orange and chartreuse. We carry them in two classic qualities 8/0 and 12/0. On top of this we present two special threads! The phosphorescent Glow 8/0 and our very unique SSS Stealth 12/0. This super elastic, “invisible” thread will for sure be many people’s new favourite – soft, strong and completely translucent it opens up fantastic opportunities. All threads are on 100 m spools.

Make sure your boxes are filled with the deadly flies for the premiere...!

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