Hello, my name is Mikael Lindholm and I live in Stockholm with my lovely wife, son and bonus son.
My time which I don’t have enough of is divided between family, work, fly fishing, fly tying, knife crafting and occasionally some hobby photography.
Fly fishing startedin full force in 2008 and I started tying flies a few years later.
A dry fly is almost always at the far end of the leader. There is something about seeing a rise, getting into position, presenting the fly, see when the fish takes and then feel it. Where I fish varies but I prefer to fish in flowing water in the Swedish mountains and there I’m looking for trout, char and grayling.
I also enjoy sitting in a belly boat in a quiet forest lake fishing for trout. One trip a year is sacred. Then I go up in the mountains all alone for a week.
The fly tying gives an extra dimension to fly fishing. Tricking a fish to take something you’ve made yourself is magical. Fly tying became a hobby within a hobby that i can do during the cold winter months. Even when I’m not sitting at the anvil, I often think about fly patterns or techniques and materials. I’m one of those people who can stop at a worn woolen cardigan and think about fly patterns and how the material could be used.
I mainly tie dry flies as they are what I fish with the most. In recent years I try as far as possible to use only natural materials in the flies. I make reasonably realistic, buggy and durable flies to fish with.