Jan Delaporte


COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

At the tender age of five, Jan caught his first fish, and a few years later he battled with the first trout on the end of a fly line. A passion was born, and he has not looked back since. This deep-rooted fascination with catching fish on the fly rod eventually led him to his Valhalla; salmonids on the double hand/spey rod. A path that meant writing many articles and shooting images for numerous publications. These publications still send him to worldwide top destinations. The affection for rivers, water in its most beautiful form, is huge, and just to name a few ‘love affairs’: Yokanga River, Umba River, Vefsna River, Humber River and River Dee. For several years he also worked as a camp manager on Russia’s Kola Peninsula on the rivers Ponoi and Umba chasing Atlantic salmon with clients from all over the world.

Jan’s favorite fly patterns for Atlantic salmon are the Pahtakorva, Black Green Helmet and Cascade, though on recent trips to New Foundland and Labrador dry flies such as Bombers and Monster Caddises have fast become popular in his fly box.

His fly fishing philosophy and approach is both practical and semi-religious; read the water before anything else, don't just wade out and start casting mechanically down and across. Salmon choose very specific spots to lie and where they will take a fly depends much on the conditions below the surface. Breathe, pause, think, look and breathe some more, merge yourself with the river and its flow; then you will automatically start to ‘feel’ (instinctively) where the salmon are.

Jan’s linguist profession eventually also led to some interesting collaborations in the fly-fishing world translating books, catalogues and websites. Many of his articles and photos are displayed on his own website flyfish-jandelaporte.com.

Jan Delaporte


COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

At the tender age of five, Jan caught his first fish, and a few years later he battled with the first trout on the end of a fly line. A passion was born, and he has not looked back since. This deep-rooted fascination with catching fish on the fly rod eventually led him to his Valhalla; salmonids on the double hand/spey rod. A path that meant writing many articles and shooting images for numerous publications. These publications still send him to worldwide top destinations. The affection for rivers, water in its most beautiful form, is huge, and just to name a few ‘love affairs’: Yokanga River, Umba River, Vefsna River, Humber River and River Dee. For several years he also worked as a camp manager on Russia’s Kola Peninsula on the rivers Ponoi and Umba chasing Atlantic salmon with clients from all over the world.

Jan’s favorite fly patterns for Atlantic salmon are the Pahtakorva, Black Green Helmet and Cascade, though on recent trips to New Foundland and Labrador dry flies such as Bombers and Monster Caddises have fast become popular in his fly box.

His fly fishing philosophy and approach is both practical and semi-religious; read the water before anything else, don't just wade out and start casting mechanically down and across. Salmon choose very specific spots to lie and where they will take a fly depends much on the conditions below the surface. Breathe, pause, think, look and breathe some more, merge yourself with the river and its flow; then you will automatically start to ‘feel’ (instinctively) where the salmon are.

Jan’s linguist profession eventually also led to some interesting collaborations in the fly-fishing world translating books, catalogues and websites. Many of his articles and photos are displayed on his own website flyfish-jandelaporte.com.

Jan Delaporte


COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

At the tender age of five, Jan caught his first fish, and a few years later he battled with the first trout on the end of a fly line. A passion was born, and he has not looked back since. This deep-rooted fascination with catching fish on the fly rod eventually led him to his Valhalla; salmonids on the double hand/spey rod. A path that meant writing many articles and shooting images for numerous publications. These publications still send him to worldwide top destinations. The affection for rivers, water in its most beautiful form, is huge, and just to name a few ‘love affairs’: Yokanga River, Umba River, Vefsna River, Humber River and River Dee. For several years he also worked as a camp manager on Russia’s Kola Peninsula on the rivers Ponoi and Umba chasing Atlantic salmon with clients from all over the world.

Jan’s favorite fly patterns for Atlantic salmon are the Pahtakorva, Black Green Helmet and Cascade, though on recent trips to New Foundland and Labrador dry flies such as Bombers and Monster Caddises have fast become popular in his fly box.

His fly fishing philosophy and approach is both practical and semi-religious; read the water before anything else, don't just wade out and start casting mechanically down and across. Salmon choose very specific spots to lie and where they will take a fly depends much on the conditions below the surface. Breathe, pause, think, look and breathe some more, merge yourself with the river and its flow; then you will automatically start to ‘feel’ (instinctively) where the salmon are.

Jan’s linguist profession eventually also led to some interesting collaborations in the fly-fishing world translating books, catalogues and websites. Many of his articles and photos are displayed on his own website flyfish-jandelaporte.com.