In the summer of 2008 Per Fischer and Jesper, Fohrmann decided to start Fishmadman – Fishmadman.com is a homepage that focuses on fly fishing for salmon and steelhead. Both Per and Jesper have a lifelong passion for fly fishing and it is this passion that drives this homepage and the e-shop on rifflinghitch.com that is a part of the Fishmadman homepage.
Tube flies are in our blood
Sins the 50`s tube flies has been part of the way European anglers perceive fly fishing and both Per and Jesper has had tube flies in the box sins childhood. Tube flies is a natural part of the way they see fly fishing and the pages on Fishmadman and in the online shop, you will see some great tube flies – some of these tube flies are quite unique and designed by Jesper and Per.
Big dry flies on tube – a new dry fly design
It was in the mid 90´s that Jesper did his first tube dry flies – These were big Bombers tied on 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 unmistakable success was born and the rumour quickly spread among salmon anglers in Northern Scandinavia and Canada.
Monster Tube Caddis – In 1995 Jesper create a caricature like a version of the caddis of the imnephilidae family. A big caddis-caricature tied on tube that since has proven to be a superb dry fly for salmon and steelhead
Mice flies on tube
Another smart tube fly-solution is the many mice flies Per has made – Per originally made the range of mice flies for pike anglers here in Scandinavia but anglers fishing for trout and Taimen salmon soon found use for this smart design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 tube was a great solution – Today they do more than a doz. different steelhead wake patterns.
Written by Richard Maitland 2016