Welcome to the Dee, Rasmus
Rasmus has come to the Dee as part of the fishing guide course is undertaking at Forshaga Academy in Sweden. He comes from Bjerringbro in Denmark, where he fell in love with fishing for salmon and sea trout. Following a stint working in a tackle shop Rasmus decided on a career as an angling guide.
The salmon fishing world is a small one and when thinking of what to do with the placement element of his course, Rasmus soon found his way to Mads, who is a graduate of Forshaga Academy himself. Rasmus came over in July to spend the summer working with Mads, learning about the fishing at Tilbouries and how to support clients on the beat. Customer care is a vital part of the job, particularly in these difficult times. Mads is enjoying the opportunity to pass on the knowledge and skills he has acquired over the years and recognises how important it is to give young people an opportunity to learn first hand. Rasmus has managed to land a few fish during his stay and is certainly making a good impression on the river.
Rasmus is also a fine fly tyer and has been having some success with his flies on the beat. When I caught up with him he had been making some neat Dee Monkeys, tied on US tubes. He also had a selection of Scandi style flies, such as the Usual, which I think would fish well on the Dee in peaty water. It was a pleasure to catch up with him and we all wish him the very best for his future career in the sport.