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Mosquitoes & Mayflies – Ep2 – The Act of Killing Trout

23rd December 2018


The most important skill for a catch & release fly fisher is probably to be able to cook good porridge. Much like the successful fly fishermen Frederik Hamrå and Johan Jonsson. Neither Håvard or me have any skill at that so we are forced to go old-school, catch & kill, In the second episode of this little series, we’re still by Parkipaiccajohka in Finland.

Finding food isn’t a problem during the arctic summer but there are other difficulties. During the second day by the river, we lost around 3,4 litres of blood to the mosquitoes. Not too bad, just about average for a good day of fishing out there.

I’m not sure this episode is so good. I thought of changing it or just skip it, but then I decided to trust Håvard. “I agree that the third episode is better, but there is more fish in episode 2 and people generally like that.”

Music used in the edisode: :
Found at sea – Sean Carey & Ben Lester
Oslo Undercover – Håvard Stubö
Jierma – Torbjörn Ömalm
Huhta – Torbjörn Ömalm
Jellivaara swing – Torbjörn Ömalm


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Mosquitoes & Mayflies – ep1

3rd December 2018

Every summer I collect some fly fishing footage but I rarely have a plan what to do with it. This winter I decided to put together some sort of web series that will be called “mosquitoes & mayflies”.
The first few episodes will probably incude footage from a trip to the very northern border of Europe.  This episode is from when me and Håvard (from jazz and fly fishing)  visited a very special river in northern Finland. It’s a well-kept secret due to its enormous trouts and massive mayfly hatches.

I got some great reviews:

“The first half didn’t really do it for me, but I like the second half” / Peter A Christensen – fly fisher and anthropologist.

“The middle part is a little too long and slow” / Frederik Laks Lorentzen – fly shop owner ( ved vandet ) and film maker.

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Stealing Feathers

6th March 2018

Nestlings of the european pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

I made some sort of compilation of bird shots I’ve gathered the past two summer. I call it a “birding music video” I don’t know if it’s a first, maybe. The song is named like the video; Stealing Feathers 

I was very hyped for a while right after this shot, I mistook a short-eared owl for a snowy owl.

Everything is filmed in northern Sweden, mainly around Umeå, Västerbotten, but lots farther north also. It’s all shot with a “Sony fs 700” and most of it with some cheap 300 mm lens. Hope you like it.


Black grouse


The badass great grey owl

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The Ozernaya

26th February 2018


I wrote this song while editing “Fly Fishing In The Anthropocene”, but it didn’t end up in the documentary. So I made a little “fly fishing music video” out of some extra footage from our trip to the Russian far east. It’s mainly Peter A Christensen catching various kinds of fish with some kind of mouse imitation. My wannabe musician project will from now on be called The Mosvold Hotel. Tajgan helped me record it and put it on Spotify. It’s been a goal of mine to publish some kind of music, so I’m very happy about that. However, I’m not sure if the song can survive an inspection without enchanted nature scenes carrying it up.


I’ve never seen a mouse looking anything like that. But they call it a mouse imitation.


De som gillar november

13th November 2017


Det verkar som om de som lyssnar på sjörapporten och längtar efter skitväder är de som är lyckligast i november. Jag föjer ibland med Johan Göransson och Adam Helleberg till stranden och försöker vara lycklig. I denna film surfar de till tonerna av Taigans låt “Greta-Johannna”.



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Fly Fishing in the Anthropocene

21st August 2017


The Ozernaya River winds serpentine-like through a remote corner of Kamchatka in Far East Russia. In one of the most intact eco-systems left in the Northern Pacific, rainbow trout eat mice for breakfast and the salmon run in the hundred of thousands. This bounty attracts two kinds of people; those who want to protect, and those who want to exploit. Rampant salmon poaching is big business on Kamchatka, and once the salmon are gone, entire eco-systems collapse. “Fly Fishing in the Anthropocene” explores how fly fishing can help protect the wilderness, and celebrates the beauty and wonder of one of the most vibrant places on earth.

(An earlier version of this film was called “At the End of a Rainbow”)

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The Color of Coral

25th May 2017


Pheasant tai2l

This is a story about the social game in a fly choice, hell, heaven, colors and the genre of music known as Jazz.

Pheasant tail
If you have to choose a nymph in a public fly choice it’s always safe to go for a Sawyer fly.