Rethinking Flyfishing – Skagit

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 🙂

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Shadow II


Designed by Tim and Team USA’s Pete Erickson, these powerful, moderate- to faster-action “long-light” European-style nymphing rods deliver critical feel and line control with an added bonus: They’ll actually cast a dry fly when you’re feeling dirty.  An optional extra “competition package”  includes two 6″/15cm  extensions that add extra reeeeach without rethreading line, a screw-in fighting butt and counterweight washers that fine-tune balance. Cool

The SHADOW II is available as a 10’0″ / 3,0m #3 weight and a 10’6″ / 3.2m #4 weight, the SH-3100 weights in at appx 3.2oz/91g and the SH-4106 at 3.4oz /96g (excluding competition kit).

Let ’em come …

Available early Spring 2014.

They’ve done it again !!!

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.

Much Ado About Nothing …

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Not only have the ECHO Spey Lines arrived but we are also allowed to use the old names 😎 …

the lines are now called:

ECHO Scandi Compact
ECHO Skagit Compact
ECHO Skagit Compact Intermediate
ECHO Skagit Switch
ECHO Rage Compact Float


Meet Gary

We are pleased to announce that Gary Bell Gary Bell from Co. Antrim in Ireland has joined our pro-team. Gary who is a  Professional Casting Instructor and Guide with over 30 years of fly fishing and fly tying experience  holds GAIC, APGAI, APGAI-Ireland and AAPGAI certificates in all 3 disciplines namely Salmon (Double-Handed), Trout (Single-Handed) and Fly Dressing. Gary has extensive experience in guiding for Salmon (he worked for 6 years as a full-time Ghillie on one of Ireland’s most famous Salmon beats) , Trout and Pike in both the North and South of Ireland. He is also well known for his Fly Casting and Fly Dressing demonstrations in Ireland and the UK. Gary is looking forward to letting anyone interested in ECHO products having a test run with them at any of the Game fairs or shows that he will be attending.

Its worth having a look at Gary’s web-site , as you can see he not only has exclusive access to some of  best Salmon fishing Northern Ireland has to offer, he can also guide you for Trout, Sea Trout and BIG Pike. You can contact Gary via his web-site.

Tel: +49 (0)4182 29 13 12