We just have to admit it, leaving politics aside, there is a lot of funky stuff coming over from the USA. Pulsing over the big ocean a rather new “flyfishing- movement” has hit the shores of Europe. An alternative movement which is in the midst of “reinventing” flyfishing or at least how we have perceived flyfishing over the last few decades. Rethinking flytackle and it’s practical use: a never-ending-story 🙂
Last weekend saw the BFF casting team (Silja and Lasse and the apprentices Robyn and Louis) ) on the road to Gothenburg to cast in the Swedish Open Spey competition … and they came home with two first, a fourth and a sixth placings to their credit, plus a brace of personal bests and a new Danish Record!
The BFF-Team left home (Copenhagen) in the early hours of Saturday morning and arrived in Gothenburg at about 8am just in time to sign in. The weather started off fine, so that the 15ft competitions could be completed on schedule, BUT then a storm blew over and it was so windy that the 16ft (Womens platform) and 18ft (Mens platfom) had to be postponed by about two hours.
15’1″ Spey Distance – Women
1. Silja Longhurst 78m total, Denmark
2. Anna Hedman 53m total, (Swedish Womens Champion)
3. Anna-Karin Wiklund 52m total
15’1 Spey Distance – Men
1. Tellis Katsogiannos 87m total (Swedish Champion)
2. Joakim Tuovinen 86,5m total
3. Magnus Hedman 82,5m total
4. Lasse Karlsson
16’ Spey Distance – Women
1. Silja Longhurst 39m, Denmark
2. Anna Hedman 36m
3. Anna-Karin Wiklund 34m
18´Spey Distance – Men
1. Tellis Katsogiannos 59,5m – new Swedish record
2. Roger Håkansson 54m
3. Magnus Hedman 52,5m
6. Lasse Karlsson 44m
Well done everybody but in particular we would like to especially mention Silja and Lasse who put up a fantastic performance against all odds (two kids and no training time), but also to Anna Hedmann in becoming the new Swedish Womens Champion and Tellis Katsogiannos who didn’t just organise the event but also won the Mens Championships and cast a new Swedish 18ft record in doing so!
See you all next year.