A small family business

Fishmadman Is a family business out of Denmark. We work with special flies for steelhead, trout, and salmon.

Most of our flies are done on tubes, and we strive to make the absolute best flies possible – Many of our fly patterns and ideas come from our own experience as anglers and fly tiers – We also make many classical steelhead and salmon patterns – and when possible, we also tie these patterns on tube.

Tube flies are our strong point.
Tube flies are our strong point – and for us to make the best flies possible – we have our high-quality plastic tubes produced – This is done here in Denmark – We hope you will enjoy our flies – and that you may find inspiration both here in the fly shop at rifflinghitch.com and on our many pages found on Fishmadman.com – Tight lines from the Fishmadman team.

The Fishmadman team

Per Fischer

Per Fischer
Managing director

A Fishmadman

Per Fischer: Who has worked as Purchaser and Product Specialist on Rio Fly lines, Simms, Hardy And Greys

Per Fischer is on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

I’m here to answer any questions about our products and services. Feel free to contact me using any of the following methods:

Email: fishmadman@gmail.com

Managing director

Jesper Fohrmann

Jesper Fohrmann
Developer - Pro tier

A Fishmadman

Jesper Fohrmann: He has been a freelance journalist and photographer since 1982 and has contributed to numerous books and articles on fly fishing in Scandinavia, Europa,  and the USA. Jesper also does guiding for salmon anglers in Scotland.

Last but not least, Jesper Fohrmann does video editing

I’m here to answer any questions about our products and services. Feel free to contact me using any of the following methods:

Email: jesper@fishmadman.com

Skype: Fishmadman

Responsible for product development


Jim Jørgensen
Developer & Pro Tier

New Fishmadman on the block

Jim is the new guy on the block – But a seasoned angler that prefers dry fly fishing for trout  – Pike fly fishing, and weeks of saltwater fishing for GT´s

Jim is now part of Fishmadman as we need his great skills in fly tying, especially those that produce some of Scandinavia’s best pike flies  – If you need advice on pike fly fishing in Scandinavia…Jim’s your guy.

Responsible for product development

Email: jim@fishmadman.com

our story

In the summer of 2008, Per Fischer and Jesper, Fohrmann decided to start Fishmadman – Fishmadman.com is a homepage focusing on fly fishing for salmon and steelhead. Per and Jesper have a lifelong passion for fly fishing, which drives this homepage and the e-shop on rifflinghitch.com that is part of the Fishmadman homepage.

Tube flies are in our blood.

Sins the 50s, tube flies have been part of how European anglers perceive fly fishing, and Per and Jesper have had tube flies in the box since childhood. Tube flies are a natural part of the way they see fly fishing, and on the pages of Fishmadman and in the online shop, you will see some incredible tube flies – some of these are pretty unique and designed by Jesper and Per.

Big dry flies on tube – a new dry fly design

It was in the mid-’90s that Jesper did his first tube dry flies – These were big Bombers tied on the thin tube made to be fished on a long line on a fast-flowing river in Northern Norway – The flies were light, high floating, and less rigid than those flies tied on long shank hooks – an apparent success was born. The rumour quickly spread among salmon anglers in Northern Scandinavia and Canada.

Monster Tube Caddis – In 1995, Jesper created a caricature like a version of the caddis of the Imnephilidae family. A big caddis-caricature tied on a tube that since has proven to be a superb dry fly for salmon and steelhead

Mice fly on tube

Another innovative tube fly solution is the many mice flies Per has made – Per originally made the range of mice flies for pike anglers here in Scandinavia, but anglers fishing for trout and Taimen salmon soon found a use for this innovative design.

A new way of perceiving how to make  steelhead flies wake

Doing steelhead wake flies was the next obvious step – and in 2010, a series of flies was ready for friends in BC and Oregon – It was quickly evident that steelhead wake flies tied on a tube was a great solution – Today, they do more than a doz. Different steelhead wake patterns.

Written by Richard Maitland, 2016


Most Scandinavian`s would chose tube flies for their salmon and trout fishing. Its convenient and gives us a versatility that is hard to beat – But foremost the tube fly gives the angler the opportunity to fish big or small fly pattern correctly in all kinds of water flow.

Fishmadman today

The first tube flies were devised in the late 1930s. Still, today, they are as modern and relevant as ever – Tube flies are not necessarily better flies than those tied on a hook shank – but they are original and out-of-the-ordinary flies that will enable anglers to fish in different ways and on different water.

Today Fishmadman work together with many different fly tiers and fly-fishing aficionados to develop new tube fly designs – We develop fly-tying material that could make flies more exciting and great to fish with – and welcome all anglers to participate in the design of new fly patterns.

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Handmade from top to bottom

We do many different flies on Fishmadman, from huge 150-millimetre salmon tube flies to tiny deer hair steelhead bugs, and we have a small group of specialist fly tiers to do the flies – Fly tiers that provide some of the most remarkable handmade flies in the business.

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We need your help

We try to be different from the others… It may sound like a hackneyed phrase – but it isn’t. Both Per and I have worked in the fly fishing business for years and know the value of working together with fellow anglers and hope that we can work together with you – If you’re interested in tube fly fishing – steelhead and salmon fishing on the surface – write us, and you could join our community of VIP anglers – We hope to be able to make it worth your while- and together we might develop new flies and new forms of fishing.

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