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Floating Flies

6th March 2020

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This is a 60 min dry fly fishing diary filmed the summer of 2019.

Big thanks to all the people that supported me by buying the purchasing the film on vimeo-on-demand!

It’s for free on youtube now.

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The Far Side of the Mountains

9th September 2019

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A week ago I was fishing with the super-musicians Kristian and Håvard. A massive rain weather forced us to drive down to the lowlands and fish for Grayling. This is a recap of the last day:

Spending time with Kristian and Håvard makes me realise how little I know about music. But they just looked me deep into the eyes and gave me the first lesson in pentatonic scales. And so I went home and made a little video where I tried to play the roles of Kristian and Håvard.

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Gravel Road Trout

25th May 2019

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I decided to make a film in one day, just because I enjoy making films. It was the 17th of May or something like that. I thought It might become something different If I made up the story and filmed at the same time.


Also, I’m working on my selfie game, I’m not really comfortable with that yet. But If I learn to pull it off I can make so much more films. I guess I’ll try more one-day-projects in the future, but I think I prefer to let it take some time.

 

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Mosquitoes & Mayflies | EP4 | In a cloud of caddis

17th January 2019

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I and Håvard continue our trip through the Arctic landscape. When we finally get some good weather we realise we’ve chosen the wrong river. A few hours later we find ourselves in a cloud caddis.

To chose the most effective fly is of course tempting. However, it depends on whether it’s a “true fly” or not. Some say it’s stupid to have any rules in fly fishing, but I do not agree. If you strive for the most effective way to catch trout then the whole idea of fly fishing is stupid. But when your friend is catching one dream trout after another is hard to hold onto your principles. This episode is about the inglorious “Ismopuppan”.

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Mosquitoes & Mayflies – Ep2 – The Act of Killing Trout

23rd December 2018

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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

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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.