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Mikael Frödin

FLY FISHING AMBASSADOR
Hometown

Uppsala, Sweden

Resides

Knivsta, Sweden

Mikael has devoted his whole life to the art of Atlantic salmon fishing. For the last 35 years, he has traveled the world as a salmon fishing professional, working as a fly tier and guide, giving speeches, coaching anglers of all levels, and running “Master Class” weeks in many countries. Mikael has fished most of the world’s important salmon rivers across all continents, and with over 6,000 fishing days to his credit he can certainly claim that he’s “done it more than most.” Putting his creativity to use, he has greatly contributed to what is now known as the Scandinavian style of fly tying and fishing. His commitment to conservation runs deep as evidenced by his guiding philosophy: “Any wild fish is worth more than a million hatched—any ecosystem is worth more than all money there is!”

Career Highlights

  • Father of two fantastic boys
  • Owner of Frödinflies
  • Designer of FITS, SSS and SALAR products
  • Completed numerous TV and film projects
  • Written several books on fly tying and fishing
  • Contributed hundreds of articles to European fishing magazines
  • Contributed to spreading the “Catch & Release” policy across Europe
  • Popular speechmaker and speaker at clubs and fishing fairs across Europe
  • Devoted salmon conservationist; believes in the power of fishing tourism and opposes fish-farming madness.
  • Board member of Gustaf Ulfsparre’s foundation (protecting the world’s biggest sea trout)
  • Taken 20 salmon over 40 pounds

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