Roy Ole Læhren Jakobsen
Norwegian Fly Tyer
My name is Roy Ole Læhren Jakobsen and I`m 42 years old. Live in a place called Raufoss in the middle of Norway. Two hours
north of the capital Oslo. I`m married with my beautiful wife, have two kids and have a foster son living with us. Born and raised in a small wooded valley close to the biggest lake in Norway, Mjøsa.
In my childhood, fishing was my prime interest. I started fishing alone at the
age of 8, and began tying my own flies when I was about 12.
I still remember I sat along the banks of river Orkla in Norway. Tied up salmon-
tubes for the older fishermen. And the flies gave them good catches.
A fly tier was born.
Fishing for brown trout is my passion of life, and it`s also reflects my fly tying.
By tying dry flies, nymphs and streamers. I try to imitate what the trout feeds
on, both over and under the surface.
My main goal is to make the flies as fishy as they can be. They must look like
something natural and edible for the fish.
This is a imitation of an emerging midte. Just before it becomes an adult midge. Crawling in the surface, waiting for the trasformation. This pattern gave me a final place in the Norwegian Championship in Fly Tying 2018
A traditional mayfly parachute pattern I often use in the Norwegian rivers. From the middle of May until September, we often have good hatches of different species of mayflies.
It`s important to me that the flies have a lot of life, naturalness and movement. I built in these features by
selecting the appropriate materials as CDC, different types
of hair, stripped peacock quills and capes.
I also like to experiment around already established fly
patterns with new materials.
I often want to give them "my look" by thoughts and
I mostly fish rivers and lakes in my area. Either down in the lowland or up on the mountain. It all depends on where
to expect insect hatching. And my fishing season lasts from about April to September.
And once or twice a year I try to get on a slightly longer fishing trip, preferably up north in Norway, or abroad as Iceland
In 2017 I was so lucky to be able to join Semperfli`s
fantastic PRO Tyer team. They deliver all the materials
a fly tyer can dream about, and all of their materials are of
a very good quality.
And in 2019 I was able to join the PRO Tyer team of the
Norwegian hook brand Mustad.
Fantastic hooks that suits all of my fly tying.
Through the years I`ve learned that I never stop learning.
Listen to experienced fly tyers, or looking at young
beginners. They all have something to give, and I love
to pick it up and use it in my own tying.
That`s the benefit of participating in fairs, get to connect with new people. Talk to fly tyers and visitors from around the world.
Share and learn.
Hope you enjoy and find this webpage useful. And that we meet once, either by the river or on a fly tying fair.
Roy Ole Læhren Jakobsen
Streamers like this Zonker Strip pattern can be very effective when the hatches are missing. One of my biggest trout is caught on just such a pattern