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Been fly fishing for 45 years and it all started in a Swedish Brown Trout river I still love and live next door to for several weeks each season.
Apart from fishing this little gem of a river Torbjörn fish almost everything/everywhere you can think of as long as it is with a fly rod:
Iceland for Salmon, Char, Sea Run Char, Brown Trout and Sea Trout
Scotland for Salmon
England’s chalk streams
US west coast for Steel Head & Chinook
Norway for Salmon
Slovenia, Bosnia and Austria for Rainbow’s, Grayling and Marmorata
Sweden for Brown Trout, Grayling and Sea Trout on the coast.
Still on the bucket list is Argentina, Italy, Japan, New Zealand and Canada
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Magnus is a co-owner of NFD and lives in Åkersberga, Sweden close to Stockholm just by the Baltic Sea with its coastal fishing for Sea Trout.
He prefer to be fishing for Salmon and Sea Trout and occasionally Rainbow’s in local lakes. On the picture you see a 11Kg Salmon from the famous River Mörrum in south of Sweden.
He usually do not fish single hand rods and for Trout but joined on a helicopter trip this summer and of course he did best of everyone in the group, both in number and size with one monster wild Brown Trout of 3,6kg!!
On his bucket list there’s (of course) a 20Kg sea-liced Salmon as well as a return trip to fantastic Iceland.
Originally from UK but since many years living in Sweden just an hour north of Stockholm. Ian , who is an exhibition Fly Tyer, is the man who introduced the Spey Spider flies in 2014. Most of the time he fishes for Brown Trout and Grayling in the county of Dalarna a few hours north of the Swedish capital. Rotälven and Österdalälven is his “go to” waters. This county is just a tiny part of Sweden but offers hundreds of rivers and many more lakes. This country is paradise for a fly fisher! Ian caught his first Brown Trout when he was only nine years young and that is still his best memory.
On the bucket list is Atlantic Salmon fishing!
Pietro grow up in the the Northern part of Italy by the Dolomites and have fished almost all rivers in that beautiful area.Lives now in Tuscany and guides in Mountain trekking and also fly fishing. He is very much into casting techniques and has a Fly Fishers International Master Casting Instructor Certificate. Now he is also in the FFI certification examiners program.
Pietro loves his Trout & Char fishing but also practice Sea Trout fishing and other species along the coast.
Lots of things on his bucket list and as a Mountaineer high up is backpacking on a complete Alps Traverse with a Fly Rod but also the west coast of US for Pacific salmon & steelhead!
Timo T Kanerva
Timo lives about two hours from Stockholm in a beautiful and “forestry” area named Bergslagen where he fish three local rivers:
Sverkestaån, Hedströmmen & Kolbäcksån
They hold wild Brown Trout but are also Stocked with Rainbow’s.
During the short Scandinavian summer Timo prefer to fish in the extreme North of Sweden…for monster Char, Brown’s and Grayling. The abundance of water up there is enormous.
Timo has also fished in Croatia and Slovenia and Iceland and on the current bucket list is a return to Iceland!
Elvar is located in the southwestern part of Iceland and lives in the beautiful town of Hafnarfjordur in the capital area . He has been flyfishing for almost 20 years and has previous experience working at fly shops and marketing and establishing new tackle brands.
Elvar is a trout bum purist that is heavily influenced by the legendary TROUT BUM DIARIES film series released back in 2005 and loves to explore new places where few people go in search of the unexpected.
Lakes, slow water rivers, mountain lakes and backcountry water systems in Iceland are Elvars most favorite destinations. He has been sharing material from his flyfishing trips on Instagram under KASTFLY since 2016 and loves minimalism and retro-styled fly fishing gear that has character and soul.
His main fishing grounds are in Iceland and he has previous experience in catching salmon in Icelandic rivers and has pursued Bass in the USA. The bucket list contains mostly places in Iceland that hold trout and few or none people have fished before along with similar fishing grounds in northern Scandinavia and New Zealand.
Micke is an excellent Fly Tyer and of course use SPRITE Hooks. His “artist” name is “Sash-Up Fly Tying” on Instagram. Check it out!
He lives south of Stockholm by the worlds largest archipelago (24,000+ Islands!) where he fly fish for Sea Trout, Pike and Perch.
When it comes to Fly Tying he started in the early 90’s with a plan to tie everything from small dry flies to classic salmon flies. As it turned out Micke ended up mainly making Pike and Sea Trout flies. And they are second to none!!
Nowadays he fish a lot for Trout and Grayling and on his bucket list you’ll find Kola, Russia, Cuba and NZ
Torgeir is lucky enough to live in perhaps the most beautiful and spectacular countries on this planet. He lives in the North near city of Tromsö and fish local Salmon rivers but also go away to remote areas for Trout. On the coast Torgeir cast for Sea Trout in the spring time before Salmon season. Did you know that Norway has more than 850 salmon rivers?? Having said that, his mission is to land a 10Kg Salmon in his local small river….perhaps in summer 2021?
On his bucket list you find Argentina, Iceland and more rivers to discover in the Finnmark area of Northern Norway
When Mikael grow up in Stockholm he got into Fly Fishing already in 1974 after he got a present from is father. It was a book named “Mörrumsån” by famous Hans Lidman!
Family’s Easter feathers became flies and Mikael started targeting Sea Trout in city center of Stockholm where lake Mälaren flow into the Baltic sea. A stream which is around 500m and runs just outside the castle.
He fished between the current bridges in high tide and fixed with ropes not to be washed away and out in sea 🙂
Mikael fish in Sweden, Norway, England, Slovenia and Iceland for Arctic Char, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon and Sea Trout.
Included in his long bucket list you find Hokkaido in Japan, Steelhead on US westcoast, once again the English Chalk Streams, Scotland, Mt. Blackfoot River in Montana and New Zealand.
He lives in the northern part of Jutland in Denmark and have fished for more than 40 years. Peter is from a family where almost everyone was fishing and an uncle even had a beat on one of the worlds most famous Salmon rivers: Laerdal in Norway.
Since several years he has spent the summers in wonderful Iceland working as a chef at fishing lodges, and of course fished for Salmon, Char and Brown Trout whenever possible.
When back home in Denmark Peter mostly target Sea Trout and Salmon. The Sea Trout fishing in Karup Å is among the best in the world, at least if you target monster size fish!
Tomislav grew up and live on a small Island ( Vrgada ) of the Central Adriatic coast of Croatia. He started his passion for fly fishing as a salt water fly fisherman, which is rare among anglers in Croatia, and then expanded his love toward trout and grayling rivers in Croatia and Bosnia. Tomislav absolutely love dry fly fishing on light and ultra light setup. His next passion is Euro Nymphing on small montanous streams and fast rivers.
Among many things on bucket list are exploring Alpine rivers of Slovenia, Italy and Austria. Dry fly fishing for big trout in New Zealand and Patagonia brook trout and salmon of Labrador. Scottish salomon etc.
Petteri lives currently in Tampere, Finland and its in Finland at first picked up the art of fly fishing. In Lapland area as a teenager!
Since then most of his fly fishing has been for Brown Trout and Grayling in Scandinavia and Finland.
Work has taken Petteri to North Carolina, USA and to Portugal where to he of course brought his waders and rods!
In US he fished both for different Trouts, salt water and Steelhead. Steelhead is a favorite!
In Portugal he fished for Salmon (Yes, they have that!!)
Lately he is more and more into Atlantic Salmon fishing and mainly in Norway.
Petteri has also ticked off Iceland and now high up on the bucket list is Alaska!
Andreas lives a 3 hours drive south of Stockholm by the huge lake “Vänern”.
Most fly fishing days for him is Sea Trout and Rainbow’s.
Apart from Sweden he has fished in Slovenia, Denmark, Norway, Greenland and Iceland. Slovenia is one of the favorite places which he returns to as often as possible although his best memories are from Greenland.
On Andreas wish list you find salt water fishing for Bonefish and also Alaska!
Filip is from Banja Luka in Bosnia where all the good Bosnian rivers are just within one hour drive. He is working on river Ribnik, one of the most famous rivers in Europe for fly fishing. Filip started fly fishing in 2008 and outside of Bosnia he has fished Slovenia and Serbia.
Highest up on the bucket list you’ll find New Zealand and Iceland!
Favorite way to fish is sight fishing big graylings on small nymphs but he also like dry fly fishing with big mayflies and stoneflies.
Nina Bävits Blom
Nina lives just outside of Stockholm. In Haninge where she lives with a big family there’s lakes and also the wonderful Stockholm Archipelago.
Fishing has always been a part of Ninas life but at 41 years of age in 2018 she got totally hooked on Fly Fishing. It started in River Långan in the Jämtland county some 650km north west of the Swedish capital. She started tying flies in 2021 and are now very active on social media with her wonderful creations. Fly Tying is now more than just a hobby, its a life style for Nina!. Check out her Instagram “flytyinglady”. Each year Nina and her husband Patrik, who also is in NFD’s team, travel to different destinations and most often up north in Sweden where there´s so many rivers (and lakes) it would not even be possible to fish them all in 10 lifetimes! Favourite fish is Grayling and Brown Trout but also fish for stocked rainbow’s which is easy accessible.
On her bucket list you find Iceland, helicopter trip far far out in the Swedish mountains for pristine and almost untouched rivers. Scotland is also a dream!
Viggo Larsson lives in Mo i Rana a town in Helgeland, Northern Norway. He has three children aged 22, 7 and 6. and he has a wonderfully understanding cohabitant Sølvi, who lets him keep up with his passion for fly tying and fly fishing. Viggo has been fishing since he was a child and he has been tying flies since he was 14 years old.
For the last 22 years Viggo has been Fly Fishing. What he enjoys most about fly fishing and fly tying is that you learn something new all the time. You are never fully taught. Viggo travels to fly tying fairs in Norway, Sweden, Ireland and England. To share experiences, to meet others with the same passion. He is also a Pro Team at Semperfli SPRITE Hooks and Partridge.
“I just love it”
On his bucket list you find fish 3 months every year in Montana and go back to Iceland and more rivers to discover in the Northern Norway and Northern Sweden
Marika lives in the northern part of Jämtland close to the Norwegian border. She was brought up in a family who more or less lived for fishing and no wonder with the huge number of lakes and rivers in that part of Sweden. Fly Fishing was what she really prefers and have enjoyed for many years.
In her neighborhood who primarily fly fish for Brown Trout and Arctic Char but often also visit Norway for Salmon, primarily the big fish river Björa.
When the opportunity came up to run and manage a fishing camp called “Jormvattnets fiskecamp” it was an easy decision. Marika is now also guiding fly fishing tourists in the nearby river.
On her bucket list is to land a very huge salmon in Norway (That’s where you find the monsters!) and get the opportunity to fish in Iceland, Scotland and New Zealand
Kenneth is a famous fly tyer and in his home in Alfta in Hälsingland county many beautiful dry flies has been created and now used by anglers in many places! Check out his Instagram “keinars” He started fly fishing 40 years ago at the age of only 11 and favourite fish include Grayling, Brown Trout and Char on dry fly for sure! Relatively recently Kenneth has, like many Swede’s, picked up coastal Sea Trout fishing and also in coastal rivers. Kenneth is what can be called a Romantic fly fisher as size does not matter, there’s so many more things to it. Planning, friends, nature, making a coffee over open fire, talking photo’s, study the hatches and finally fool that rising Trout on one of his own creations! Kenneths favourite place in this universe is Finnmarksvidda in the extreme north of Norway where the Grayling, Char and Brown Trout fishing is absolute world class…and far far away from roads, houses and other people. He has also fished in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho but also Iceland. In Sweden Kenneth fish a lot from Belly Boat in lakes in the forests around where he lives but also travel to other nice destinations.
On bucket list we find Mexico, Russia and New Zealand.
Raphael who lives in Northern Germany is a passionate Fly Fisher Man of 34years of age.
As he lives only 2km from the coast of the Baltic Sea it has become natural that he very often target Sea Trout off the coast. Raphael is deeply in love with the Baltic coast and the sea Trout!
He has also fished a lot for Cod, Coalfish, Flounder and lately more Fly Fishing for Pike and Perch. One thing he likes about fly fishing is that you meet so many other “fanatics” and become friends with them. Fishing together and tying flies together.
Raphael has also fished in Denmark, Sweden and Norway as well as many places in Germany for primarily Brown Trout and Pike/Perch. On His bucket list you find New Zealand, Golden Dorado in South America and Trout in USA.
Tor lives in Katrineholm in Sweden. He started fly fishing when he was only 13 years of age and focus all his fishing in Sweden. Brown Trout, Rainbows and Sea Trout mainly and both on single hand and spey rods (Sea Trout). On Tor’s bucket list we find Slovenia and also North America’s west coast for Steelhead and Chinook!
Patrik Bävits Blom
Patrik lives with Nina in Haninge, Stockholm and has fished almost since he walked around in diapers and in young ages mostly in the archipelago of Stockholm with its 24,000 islands. Now his favourite places to visit and fish is the northern part of Sweden close to the mountains or in the mountains where there are thousands of rivers and lakes. So lucky to live in a country like Sweden where there are so many places for Grayling and Brown Trout which he mostly target. He also fly fish for Salmon, Pike and stocked Rainbow’s. Other countries he has fished include Norway, Spain, Denmark, Brazil and Finland
Patrik started with fly fishing only in 2016 so many new places to visit and high up on Patrik’s bucket list you find Iceland, New Zealand, Slovenia and a helicopter trip far far out in the Swedish wilderness…with his wife Nina.
Hailing from The Netherlands is Christian and fascintaed by what lives in the deep’ He has been pn the water ever since he was born in 1988, and at the age of 11 he started catching Pike on the Fly. Today its all about big water Fly Fishing for Christian and he is constantly being out there on the hunt for Trophy fish. He is a true specimen hunter and solely fish for the biggest predators in Freshwater. Fishing from boat, belly boat or from the bank on large wide open bodies of water, no clue where to start, over and over again facing the elements of nature and searching for that needle in the haystack…and he often finds it!
Christian alwasy aims to think outside of the box when it comes to approaching any type of water, and it is his long experience which being out there which makes him an exceptional predator angler.
He masters basically all types of techniques fishing for big freshwater fish, and this combination is what makes him so successful at what he does!
Besides Pike he fish for Big Zander (Pike Perch), Asp and Big Perch on the fly.
Christian is the owner of EsoxOnly.com , a website where everything about fishing for Esox finds a home!
Johan lives in the “heart” of Sweden, namely the county “Dalarna” close to the small city Falun.
He has fly fished and tied flies since he was a young teenager and today fly tying is not only a central part of his passion but he also sell flies and fly tying materials: https://jiflies.se/
Last 10 years Johan has focused a lot on his fly tying business and also fly fishing and the result is his online shop.
Each year before the season starts he set new goals. New water, new species, new technique and so on. Recently ha started to fish for coastal Sea Trout which has gained popularity a lot in Sweden last few years as its free of charge and very accessible, not to mention that the Baltic Sea Trout can be of the size that you regret you did not had an extra 100m of backing….
Having said that, he favour Brown Trout fishing in rivers and in lakes from a belly boat targeting really big Browns.
Johan is pretty lucky as there’s an abundance of water close to where he lives but he also travel up north including to Norway.
On his bucket list you find Iceland, Croatia, Bosnia and the famed Kaitum river in northern Sweden.