Håkan Norling


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Håkan has been tying flies since he was just 13 years old. Since the beginning of the 70’s when he made his first fly tying vise in school. He was productive early and made his first 1000 flies order when he was 15. During the 80’s Håkan worked as a part time pro, fly tier during the winters and as a salmon guide in the summers. Håkan was part of the first fishing community of Guides that worked on the Norwegian Gaula river in the mid 80’s. With other well-known anglers like Roland Holmberg, Jonas Hammarström, Johan Abelsson, Håkan Andersson and Mikael Frödin, to name a few. This was a very creative period. They were among the first to develop the modern sinking line fishing techniques and many of the fly patterns from those days are still used today.

Håkan is famous for his own tying techniques, and of course the original Temple Dog patterns. The Temple Dog patterns were originally based on classic patterns like the Green Highlander, Silver Grey, Dunkeld, Red Sandy and Thunder & Lightning. Håkan and Mikael are close friends since early 80’s and over the years they have been credited for developing the modern salmon tube fly techniques and patterns used worldwide today. Håkan is still a very innovative tier that likes good and new materials and to figure out what to do with it. Håkan has been the no. 1 guy giving feedback on Mikael’s development of FITS and SSS series of materials over the years.

Håkan is the salmon fishing communities ‘Mr. Nice guy’. He works fulltime in the industry and fishes as much as he can. Among his favourite rivers are the mighty Alta, Russian Kharlovka, Swedish River Em and his Norwegian home river Gaula. Håkan’s best moments are on early heavy-duty salmon fishing for big fish and chasing big broad Baltic sea trout in the dark. His passion is not on only strong for the salmon but also for conservation and for a sustainable future.

2017, Alta

1994, Alta

Håkan Norling


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Håkan has been tying flies since he was just 13 years old. Since the beginning of the 70’s when he made his first fly tying vise in school. He was productive early and made his first 1000 flies order when he was 15. During the 80’s Håkan worked as a part time pro, fly tier during the winters and as a salmon guide in the summers. Håkan was part of the first fishing community of Guides that worked on the Norwegian Gaula river in the mid 80’s. With other well-known anglers like Roland Holmberg, Jonas Hammarström, Johan Abelsson, Håkan Andersson and Mikael Frödin, to name a few. This was a very creative period. They were among the first to develop the modern sinking line fishing techniques and many of the fly patterns from those days are still used today.

Håkan is famous for his own tying techniques, and of course the original Temple Dog patterns. The Temple Dog patterns were originally based on classic patterns like the Green Highlander, Silver Grey, Dunkeld, Red Sandy and Thunder & Lightning. Håkan and Mikael are close friends since early 80’s and over the years they have been credited for developing the modern salmon tube fly techniques and patterns used worldwide today. Håkan is still a very innovative tier that likes good and new materials and to figure out what to do with it. Håkan has been the no. 1 guy giving feedback on Mikael’s development of FITS and SSS series of materials over the years.

Håkan is the salmon fishing communities ‘Mr. Nice guy’. He works fulltime in the industry and fishes as much as he can. Among his favourite rivers are the mighty Alta, Russian Kharlovka, Swedish River Em and his Norwegian home river Gaula. Håkan’s best moments are on early heavy-duty salmon fishing for big fish and chasing big broad Baltic sea trout in the dark. His passion is not on only strong for the salmon but also for conservation and for a sustainable future.

2017, Alta

1994, Alta

Håkan Norling


STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

Håkan has been tying flies since he was just 13 years old. Since the beginning of the 70’s when he made his first fly tying vise in school. He was productive early and made his first 1000 flies order when he was 15. During the 80’s Håkan worked as a part time pro, fly tier during the winters and as a salmon guide in the summers. Håkan was part of the first fishing community of Guides that worked on the Norwegian Gaula river in the mid 80’s. With other well-known anglers like Roland Holmberg, Jonas Hammarström, Johan Abelsson, Håkan Andersson and Mikael Frödin, to name a few. This was a very creative period. They were among the first to develop the modern sinking line fishing techniques and many of the fly patterns from those days are still used today.

Håkan is famous for his own tying techniques, and of course the original Temple Dog patterns. The Temple Dog patterns were originally based on classic patterns like the Green Highlander, Silver Grey, Dunkeld, Red Sandy and Thunder & Lightning. Håkan and Mikael are close friends since early 80’s and over the years they have been credited for developing the modern salmon tube fly techniques and patterns used worldwide today. Håkan is still a very innovative tier that likes good and new materials and to figure out what to do with it. Håkan has been the no. 1 guy giving feedback on Mikael’s development of FITS and SSS series of materials over the years.

Håkan is the salmon fishing communities ‘Mr. Nice guy’. He works fulltime in the industry and fishes as much as he can. Among his favourite rivers are the mighty Alta, Russian Kharlovka, Swedish River Em and his Norwegian home river Gaula. Håkan’s best moments are on early heavy-duty salmon fishing for big fish and chasing big broad Baltic sea trout in the dark. His passion is not on only strong for the salmon but also for conservation and for a sustainable future.

2017, Alta

1994, Alta