Fishing without(?) prestige

Me and my brother (blog in Swedish) have an ongoing competition about who can catch the highest number of different species with a fly rod. Since he has been a fly fisher for about a decade longer than me I have some catching up to do. But I have one catch that I am particularly proud of, namely the rudd (Scardinius ertythropthalmus) I caught a few years back.

Usually the common rudd doesn't get bigger than 20-25 cm in Sweden but it can grow to about 48 centimeters.

This one was caught with a white marabou booby fly in a certain lake, by my previous parents-in-law weekend cottage, where the cyprinidae are especially well nourished...

I really enjoy this kind of fishing and I highly recommend that you try it. Every new species provides a new challenge and you learn a lot, especially if you're competitive like me. So go challenge someone for the upcoming season!


Purple Nymphs for Grayling

Some Gold Head nymphs I'll be using when fishing for grayling. Purple seems to be a successful color in my home waters. A gold head is always a good addition in my opinion.
These flies will be just as good if you tie them on standard wet fly hooks. Caddis hooks look better in my view, but the graylings won't care.

These flies also work well in natural colors, with or without gold heads. Make them as complicated or as simple as you like.