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Archive for June, 2013

Pedal power for Bug Bond is now available!

The ultimate UV tool is now available!

If you use Bug Bond, the new professional curing light is now available! One of the main advantages with this new mains operated foot pedal adapter is that you have full power constantly for optimal curing. 

You can order your Bug Bond mains adapter now from: It will also be available from all Veniard stockist soon!

So what’s new…  For those of you that have seen me tie at any of the shows this year, you may have seen me using, the Professional UV light. A new attachment for the Bug Bond light, that when the on/off switch cap is disconnected, the main light unit can accept a remote foot switch that can be powered by both mains via an AC/DC adapter, or separate rechargeable battery unit. This gives the user the convenience of mains power with foot operated curing and the portability demanded by the traveling tyer… keep the foot operated switch at home under the tying bench and while on the fishing trip return the light to AA battery operation. I believe this is another first for light cured resins in fly tying… 


This is the Bug Bond mains adapter in action.  photo: With thanks by Tore Litlere Rydgren taken at the Nordic fly fair earlier this year. 

IMG_1521The Bug Bond pedal and connecting power cable are of a simple but elegant light weight design. When I first tried this new addition to the UV light, surprisingly, it took a few days to get use to it! Its not normal to tie with your feet. Mastering the hand, eye, foot coordination took some getting use to! But like anything its just a matter of time.

IMG_1524The pedal is also supplied with a AC/DC mains adapter that should work anywhere.

IMG_1515Along with the Bug Bond Original-Lite and Original-Clear the new pedal switch mains attachment, is another step forward in fly tying with UV resins.

For release date and availability see:



SIM Fly Festival 2013

A truly great weekend at the SIM Fly Festival in Castel di Sangro in Italy. I was honored, to become the ‘Norwegian Consul’ for the Scuola Italiana Di Pesca Mosca (The Italian Fly Fishing School) I would like to thank all my Fly tying friends, both old and new, for their inspiration, innovation and making this an unforgettable world class fly tying event!


Flies for Friday!

Flies for Friday!

Today I will be mostly fishing with Royal Wulff’s!
Have a fine and fishy weekend friends.

SIM Fly Festival Castel di Sangro Italy

The weekends fishing and testing of the new patterns tied with UV materials was difficult! The weather at 1000 meters above sea level was wet and cold, and the season start was at least a week later than normal. Over the weekend we had about 50 mm of rain and a temperature low of 3 degrees, so there where no insects to be seen. The largest lake was still covered with ice! But with hope that the weather will turn soon I will be out again this weekend and post my findings later.


In the meantime, next Thursday I will be traveling to Italy to tie at the SIM Fl Festival at Castel di Sangro in Abruzzo on the 22nd and 23rd of June. The medieval town of Castel di Sangro situated 786 meters above sea level, is also the home of the Italian fly fishing museum. So if you are in Italy and have a day free to visit, its well worth it. I will be demonstrating modern techniques for trout patterns.


The 10th anniversary of the SIM FLY FESTIVAL will be held in Castel di Sangro (Abruzzo, Italy)  from June 22nd  to June 23rd 2013