The International Flyfishers Club

Dear Fly Fisher,

I myself am a dedicated fly fisherman and have fished most of the well known rivers in Norway, including the Alta, Vosso, Tana, Namsen, and the Laerdal, on which I leased a nice beat for a number of years. Due to close friendships with the owners, I have also fished the famous rivers Aaro in Norway and Em in Sweden on a regular basis for many years. In addition, I was able to fish in Russia, Canada, Island, England, Scotland, Denmark, Argentina and North America. Many great fishing opportunities came my way as representative for the Orvis Company for Central Europe. Since 1977, I have contributed articles in several international magazines regarding protection of salmon, technique and tactics for salmon and sea-trout fishing and have since been active in the conservation of wild salmon and its many types fighting net-fishing and the destruction of its habitats.

After many years of searching for the best fly fishing water throughout Norway, I decided to settle down on the best fly river in the Trondheim area. Fishing the Gaula right from my first arrival in Norway over 40 years ago, without missing a single season since, I founded the Norwegian Flyfishers Club back in 1988 with the aim to conserve and manage salmon. I selected carefully, over the years, prime fly water in the most attractive reaches of the Gaula River and converted the NFC 1999 into a Norwegian limited company (As), with the infrastructure consisting of a competent team of guides and a variety of accommodations, from country houses right up to the traditional salmon fishers hotel.

Manfred Raguse on the Gaula in June 2010 with a 35 pounder that measured 114cm/ girth 65cm. The fish was carefully released. You can watch the movie of this fish being caught by clicking HERE or go to "Videos & DVD's" -"Videoclips" in the left navigation bar.

As well in 1999 I founded the International Flyfishers Club (IFC), located in Hamburg as the sole agent for the NFC. In 2012 I accepted a offer to sell the Norwegian Flyfishers Club to the Norwegian family Arneberg which assures a great future for the NFC, and allows me to continue as it's consultant and the IFC to work as NFC - sole agent for the German language countries.

In addition to this, the International Flyfishers Club offers now fantastic destinations for fly fishers around the globe at attractive conditions. Basis for this are the roughly 30 years experience as traveller and travel organizers with numerous contacts and friends among some of the best destinations for fly fishers out there.

Please take your time to browse through our new website - perhaps you are finding some new destinations and might develop the wish to go there. We only offer high profile destinations which either we or our partners have personally fished - no experiments. Our team looks forward to assist you with all questions regarding your fishing holiday. It is our aim to offer you unparalleled fishing at some of the finest and most exclusive destinations to create an unforgettable fly fishing experience in mesmerising nature