Bjarne Laursen

The Irish Fly Fair - Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
18th & 19th November 2023

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Bjarne Laursen at The Irish Fly Fair 2023

I’m looking forward to joining you all again this year. In Denmark, much of our fishing is saltwater fishing for sea trout, so this is where I started my fly-tying, together with nymphs and dry flies. Over the years I have been tying all kinds of flies, but my focus is now saltwater flies for sea trout, and salmon/sea trout flies for freshwater.

The focus in my fly-tying is to bring my experience as a fly fisherman, and to use the knowledge I gain when I’m fishing, to improve on the flies. Many of my flies I have in different versions. That way I have the properties in the fly I think would work in the different situations that I experience when I'm fishing.

At the show this year, I will bring some of my small zonkers, easy skandi style, and my west coast style that I use for salmon, and some of the coastal flies I use for sea trout. Those flies will be a mix of different techniques, some old and proven, others new and different.

I do a lot of tying classes, demoes, and talks about my fly-tying, and enjoying it all. I think fly-tying is best seen live, so drop by and have a chat about flies, fishing and the ideas that I use for my flies.