Welcome to Fishmadman and the world of fly fishing on the surface

Fly fishing for salmon and steelhead in the surface is probably the most exciting sports humans can venture into – This form of fly fishing has become increasingly popular in the last 60 years – but anglers have most likely been fishing steelhead and salmon on the surface since the birth of fly fishing

We collect information about our sport – and design some of the best flies for the job

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THINGS WE WORK WITH

On the Fishmadman site, we will try to highlight the essences of surface fly fishing. We hope to do so by showing you technique, know-how and some of the many fascinating flies made for our sport.

SURFACE FLY PATTERNS MADE ON TUBE IS OUR SPECIALITY

Dry fly – Wake fly – Skaters – Riffling Hitch fly tied on tube will give you a feather-light solution that stays on top and perform better than most of their counterparts tied on long shank hooks. We have multiple pages on Fishmadman showing you how to do such tube flies

THE WORLD OF THE BOMBER FLY

During summer we stay at salmon rivers in Norway – and when the conditions are right we will tie on a dry fly like a salmon Bomber. On our pages, you will find Bombers literally cut into shape at the river bank.

Just like we make flies tuned to the rivers we fish – other anglers will have made trout and salmon Bombers honed just for their district, river and even special pools – We try continuously to collect this information and publish it on our pages and blog. Read more

BOMBER DRY FLY ON TUBE

Our Bomber dry flies is tied on tube. A design we developed in 1995 and still work to refine and perfect. On our pages, you will find thorough illustrations that could aid you to develop your own surface flies tied on tube. Read more

RIFFLING HITCH & WAKE FLY ON TUBE

Riffling Hitch as a technique emerged during almost a century of fly fishing traditions. Allegedly the method was generated as a coincidence, by Canadian`s – who in Victorian days would have recycled damaged gut-eye flies and tied them directly to the leaders using a series of hitches – Herby the fly could have trailed to the surface creating the all important Riffling Hitch wake. Read more

We as many other European anglers will tie Riffling Hitch flies on tube and on our pages you will find special Riffling Hitch and wake flies done on our Riffling Hitch tube design – See the comprehensive pages on How to work with tube flies on the surface. Read more

LONG-WINGED TUBE FLIES 

Fishing with a light tube fly with a long wing like the Sunray Shadow is a favorite form of fishing for many salmon anglers in Nothern Europa, and it is not without a reason, as this special form of fly has a great ability to attract salmon. Read the story behind the famous Sunray Shadow fly. Learn the techniques and see some of the intriguing flies we do at Fishmadman Read more here

MOUSE FLIES ON TUBE

Tying big surface flies on tube is the obvious solution – That is at least what we think here at Fishmadman. Not only do you get a much lighter fly to cast with but you also get a mouse fly that swims and act differently – Last but not least you get more hook ups as you no longer have to set a giant single hook in the mouth of fish. On our tube fly, we use smaller hooks with a diminutive barb – Read more about the story of the wake fly – or see the tube rodent family in our shop

THE TUBE FLY – ANOTHER ACE ON YOUR HAND

The tube fly has been part of the European fly box since the 1940´s and anglers have ever sins been developing fly patterns on tube that would suit different rivers and seasons. A fly tied on a tube could look and work like any other fly tied on a single salmon hook – But it can also be

something completely different – with abilities that go beyond any fly you have tried… tap into our vast knowledge base on tube fly know-how – and get another Ace on your hand.

SUPERIOR SALMON AND STEELHEAD FLIES

Passion & curiosity for flies and fishing is what determines our editorial line on Fishmadman – and we have collected some of the most interesting flies on our page: Flies like General Practitioner, Brooks Sunray Shadow, Collie Dog, The Frances Fly and a Micro Conehead fly like the Kinnaber Killer.

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The Fishmadman Team

Our 4 main pages on Fishmadman...

A MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO HOOK-UP WITH SALMON

LEARN TO FISH WITH A RIFFLING HITCH FLY

THE GREATEST WAY TO CATCH SALMON & STEELHEAD

DEADDRIFT A DRY FLY

THE FLY FOR SALMON AND TROUT BELOW THE TOP

SOME INTERESTING ASPECTS FROM THE WORLD BELOW

TOP WATER FLY WITH A ATTITUDE

STEELHEAD, CHAR & SEA TROUT - LOVE WAKE FLIES

Selected pages from our blog

Fishmadman Web Shop

The Fishmadman shop

The Fishmadman shop is an extension to our many web pages here on Fishmadman – In the shop, you will find most of the surface flies we talk about and a good deal more – In the shop we take some features on hooks and fly tying a bit further and go into depth with fly-fishing-geek details.

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Much much more information about riffling hitch, salmon dry fly and steelhead wake fly

Fishmadman.com is a pretty big site and we keep on adding information that we find interesting – We do our best to link the information together so you get the ideal experience when you visit our site – Here we have gathered a list of some of the pages salmon and steelhead anglers visit on a regular basis when they come to fishmadman.com

Fishmadman Newsletter - something special

Fishmadman Newsletter is a publication on surface fishing for Atlantic salmon steelhead and various trout, read by many 100 ́s anglers across the Northern Hemisphere, Tierra del Fuego, Novaya Zemlya – Australia and Japan… We try to make a letter worth your time – and our personal interest in top water fishing is what determines the editorial tendency`s
Our newsletter will arrive in your mailbox 3 – 6 times during the season depending much on what interesting stuff we can find for you…

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