Information on the online Fly Fishing Magazine Rackelhanen
Rackelhanen Flyfishing Magazine is an non-commercial web-magazine which intends to offer visitors a great deal of interesting information not just about fishing, but also on all other topics connected to flyfishing. It is my belief that flyfishers have a wide interest in nature and because of this they are interested in birds, insects, flowers, trees and all kinds of animals. Many flyfishers are also interested in building their own equipment, such as rods, nets and flies.
The intention of this magazine is that flyfishermen and women, both "professionals" and beginners, should be able to find information that is both educational and interesting and that may contribute to add yet another dimension to their flyfishing.
The reason for naming this webzine to Rackelhanen is simple: My favourite fly is the Rackelhanen, one simple but genius fly, invented by the Swedish fly fishing guru; Kenneth Boström.
(Rackelhane: Swedish name for a hybrid (mixed breed) between a Black Grouse male, (Heathcock) Lyrurus t. tetrix, and a Western capercaillie female, Tetrao urogallus. Two gallinaceous European gamebirds.)
You are very welcome to contribute yourself. Write an article about a fishing place or a fishing trip, your fishing technique, contribute with a fly pattern, reveal your fly tying secrets or give us a tip on how to fish your home waters. Share your knowledge and experience with fellow flyfishermen and -women all around the world. Your participation is important to keep this magazine interesting and up to date.
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Rackelhanen is a non-commercial publication. We don't earn any money on this publication so I can't pay for any material you send me. I hope you fly fishermen/women from around the world will share your knowledge and experience with others for free.
If anyone of you readers are
interested in helping us by proofreading our English translation we would be very grateful.
We would also be grateful if anyone would be interested in helping us translate text
material from Swedish into English.
In 2004 Mats decided to accept contributions from sponsors to help pay for the expenses of publishing Rackelhanen on the web. We keep the sponsoring to a minimum and only want to cover the actual expenses. The costs are for webhosting, domain fee and bandwidth consumption. We hope our present and future writers and readers understand this policy. The only other option would be to close down this site (horrible thought!). If you or your company want to be one of Rackelhanen's official sponsors you are welcome to contact us.
So far the following people have contributed with articles, photos, help and other stuff:
We'd also like to
thank the following people who have been kind enough
Robert A. Lucas,
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