|Weather: First a clear sky and a
little frost in the morning. Then some clouds and threatening rain
but it cleared up. The sun broke through more and more and it all
ended up as a sunny day. Heavy winds from the west from the
Low water but only about -5 or so.
A normal day on the coast
But what is normal anyway? It's only a statistical object
and thus very easy to manipulate.
Speaking of liars and frauds... About the last entry in my journal, blog
or plog or whatever it's called, I did make a mistake. Well, maybe more
than one but one of a technical kind. It wasn't a joke that I may have
this problem with my web hotel. It is being, or already have been sold to
another party and I don't know what that will lead to. But one of the
photos didn't show up in its proper place. I had trouble with the
uploading of it and was in a hurry and didn't check it up. Luckily
enough a kind reader from
California reminded me of it. And it was the most important picture at
that. Without it, the headline became quite impossible to understand, for
instance. But now it is in the right place and you may look at it again.
When standing there out in the water today, I came up with this brilliant
idea of a new name for this website. From the beginning I called it International with
the obvious intent to reach out to all countries. Like someone said:
Yesterday Gagnekulla, today Sweden but tomorrow the World!
But why not call it Internetional!?
You know, like in the Internet! In my humble opinion I think it would've
made a marvellous name. But I don't intend to change the name so I give
it away for free.
But the concept of conquering the world appears to be a very slow process
if one at all. The Internet Ombudsman tells me that there's only a few
readers out there but that's all right. I know there's like a zillion
websites out there.
I like to think of a website as a baited hook or a mousetrap. You load it
with a tasty bait, throws out the line and then you wait. And wait.
The tastier and fresher the bait, the more strikes you get, right?
Last time I loaded the trap with a big fat surefire bait that certainly
will make a big attraction for a special audience.
I'm convinced that I got myself
at least one new steady reader because of my little President Bush joke last time. Maybe a
whole organization at that; the CIA. Or is it FBI? Just now, I got this even more
brilliant idea to get me a whole new bunch of readers.
I merely print these names: Al Quaida, Usama bin Laden!
Ah, there you go! I sense how suddenly hundreds of webspiders and
searchprograms stop, lift theirs pointed little heads and start sniffing.
Then they all at once set out in a hurry, their noses to the ground in my
And from this moment I got myself a whole new set of visitors and readers
from a lot of different secret services or governmental agencies .
So why not take the opportunity to present these brand new variation of my
White Pike Sara for both old and new readers. And yes, a very
special welcome to all you new visitors from CIA and FBI and all other
little known agencies from other countries out there!
Take the a close look at these three, newly tied flies!
Drool over the colors!
Gasp at the tiny little hooks!
Marvel at the ingenious way they are attached to the wire leader!
Above all, admire the way they are tied!
That is what I think is the best with my flies.
This way you can use an ordinary hook and don't need the heavier long
shank streamer hook model.
These flies I made to be specially light. Lately I got the idea to
go back to my AFTM # 5, ten feet fly rod.
The mission in my fly fishing life regarding fly tying is to make the lightest possible
fly that looks the absolutely biggest in the water.
About the colors I don't think they are crucial. But I like to mix in
different kinds of glitter and flash. And they have a real function too
both to make the fly to appear bigger and to protect the core of ostrich
herl. These synthetic fibers are more withstanding against the pikes many
and sharp teeth than natural materials. But I still call them White Pike
Sara. Maybe with the appendix Bling-Bling Series.
A study shows that all kinds of predator fish strike at the head of their
unhappy prey. Thus you can make the wing of the fly as long as you can
handle. And you can surly trust that study because I was the one who made
|Here is one proof that the whole concept works. A five
kilo pike taken on the #5 rod and a size 6 little hook.
The main reason I fish light is the great feeling you get when the
Even an ordinary two kilo pike appears big and fun with the light
equipment. And that is my main goal with my fishing; to have
To get back to today's headline the statistic table tells you that
today was a pretty normal day. Left my home in Gagnekulla at seven
o'clock, drove away down to the coast and visited three different
places during the day. Two out of three places gave me some fish. Had to stop fishing at four in the afternoon or 16:00 as we
say here in Sweden.
And the outcome in fish caught was pretty normal:
A couple of ordinary sized pikes and a little bigger one to top
the whole day off. But a five kilo pike I don't get every day so
there you go again...
But I think I had a normal portion of fun and well being and that is
Well so much for this time but before I close the shop, maybe i should
make clear what I mean by conquering the world. We don't want no silly misunderstandings
here, specially with this new cadre of secret readers! It is of course to
spread the gospel of... Oh, sorry... Not that word! Eh... The good news
that it is not only possible but very thrilling and fun to fly fish for
pike and the peace loving message of catch and release.
Size fits all
Size fits all
Size fits all
Size fits all