|In Denmark we have
shallow waters all over at our coastline. This means that we
have developed a kind of flyfishing (and other kind of fishing)
as are not very well-known in other countries. The beach-,
surf,- or coast flyfishing starts in the late '60 by a few
pioneers. But today its very normal to see lots of flyfishermen
on the beach. One of the first flies to be used, was an Irish
shrimpfly, known as Irlandsfluen (The Irish fly). A fly as were
adopted from, of course, Ireland. In Denmark it was used on top
of a lure as an atractorfly. And it works very good. Today one
can find thousands of flypatterns, used for coastflyfishing.
They are all copies of shrimps and baitfish. Anyone who tie
flies has his own pattern, but a few you will see again and
We fish for a lot of
different species on the beach as are: Sea trout, salmon, cod,
coalfish (light & dark), garfish, mackerel and even herrings can
be caught on a fly. In the Baltic sea, they fish for pike and
A very good sport is flyfishing in the evening and the middle of
the night. For this, we use black muddlerflies as are fished in
the surface or just below. Normal gear for beach-flyfishing is single hand
rod, floating or slow intermediate fly line in AFTM class 5-7.
Often shootingheads are used.
Below this text, you will find
some of my bets, on good flies for the saltwaterfishing, more
will come, but this is the start.