For the first time I attended the fishing event at Wollmars in Borås. I must say I was super surprised. A Friday night in a fishing shop and just packed with people, hundreds and hundreds – amazing! Of course, some hamburgers and beer too, but most of all new fly fishing stuff demonstrated, fly tying and all fly tackle. I had my 140 days used New Patagonia Swift Current Waders, Danner Boots and layering set up with good interest – those waders are damn good and also damn good looking.
I tied a few flies on the TTT. Showed the tricks on how to use them in what I think is the best way. Nanooks and Pahtakorvas were the patterns. TTT is ruling tube fly tying now – we got so much cred for how good they are. I gave away one of the limited edition “My Salmon Flies” books to the auction – it was hot and fetched over €300! We closed up at 22 and I drove down to Halmstad.
Saturday at Wittlock in Halmstad was good as always. Again packed with people I am not surprised if the two house fairs saw in total over 1000 eager fisherman! I know Mats and his crew in Halmstad since 30 years or more. Top guys with great knowledge. These two stores are probably the two best fly stores in the southern part of Sweden. Best interest at Wittlock was the new waders, TTT and also our new FITS organizer box for cones and TTT. I only showed samples without prints – but boy they work good! This organizer will help a lot of tiers for sure! I tied Black & Orange most of the day, simply because the Em river opening days are getting closer. Only two weeks... then FISHING STARTS AGAIN!