Bass is one of the most exciting species to pursue on a fly rod.
7 Best Fly Tying Kits of 2023 – Buyer’s Guide
A fly tying kit can be a great way to start tying your own flies. We’ll show you what to pay attention to.
Best Fly Tying Vise: Top 8 – 2023 Buyer’s Guide
In this fly tying vise guide we want to provide you with all the info you need on the best fly tying vises on the market.
Carp flies: a tasty bread pattern
Fly fishing carp has become increasingly popular since the species is found in many habitats. Rainer Ballin provides a step-by-step for one of the best carp flies.
Fly fishing nymphs: a neon underwater shocker
Over the years I have noticed that besides red and brown, neon pink or neon orange are the most successful colours in my flybox.
Sand Eel Fly: A Simple and Effective Pattern
Optimised for use on light #6 to #7 rods, I make the body of a lot of lead to keep the sand eel fly pattern sinking to the ground.
Pike Flies: Effective Patterns for Predators
Fly fishing for predators like pike, perch or pike-perch has become increasingly popular. Rainer Ballin has been there from the beginning and shares his favourite pike flies.
A Slim Shrimp Sea Trout Fly
Spring is sea trout season – at least along the northern European coastlines of countries such as Denmark, Sweden and Germany. This simple pattern imitates a sea trout’s favorite food: shrimp.
Perch Flies: A Perky Streamer for Perch
Besides classic fly fishing in flowing water, pursuing predators in still water becomes ever more popular with perch flies like this.
The Spey Flies of The Northwest Coast
Spey flies originated in the 1800’s on the salmon rivers of Northern Scotland. Nowadays they make for great steelhead fly patterns.