First of all, welcome to my Danish website – in English. Second, please allow me to introduce my humble self:
I may not be the man of wealth and taste that Mick Jagger sings about. The money is definitely missing but I like to think that I’ve got at least some amount of taste…
Anyway, I had a father who was a postmaster and an avid stamp collector. He was always sad that I never shared his passion for stamps. But he understood that he lost me to the angling world when I saw my first fishing tackle catalog in 1966!
I started fly fishing in the early 1970’s and caught my first ever saltwater sea trout on fly and fly rod in 1973 – the very same year that saw Fenwick launch the world’s first graphite fly rods – the “HMG” series.
Back in 1979, together with a small group of dedicated flyfishermen from Denmark and Sweden, I cofounded the only Interscandinavian flyfishing only magazine – “Flugfiske i Norden” which is still alive and kicking today, almost 40 years later. And I am still a proud coowner!
Flugfiske i Norden is unique in that Danish articles are printed in Danish, Swedish articles in Swedish and Norwegian articles in Norwegian language. Unfortunately, Finnish and Icelandic are not supported as they are only remotely related to other Scandinavian languages.
In 1981 I invented the pearly Christmas Tree fly specifically for saltwater sea run brown trout. It caught fish and accordingly caught on with fishermen, spreading like wildfire along the Danish coasts. Have a look for yourself at http://ulnits.dk/english/angling-denmark-the-christmas-tree-fly/
I am also the inventor of another product originally designed for Danish saltwater fly fishing – the TriangleTray. Have a look for yourself at http://ulnits.dk/english/angling-denmark-the-triangletray/
As the name implies, it is a triangular line tray with a very unorthodox design. Click on the link above or the logo down below for an in-depth description of this groundbreaking piece of equipment. You might well want one…
Should that turn out to be the case, just send me an e-mail and we will fix your problem in a jiffy!
Being a fisheries biologist by education (University of Aarhus, Department of Zoophysiology in 1987) and a fly fishing outdoor writer by profession, I have travelled the world visiting some 65+ countries – most of them fly rod and camera in hand.
Catches include everything from traditional trout and salmon to bonefish, tarpon, sailfish, dorado, barramundi, tigerfish and many more. In fact I was once lucky enough to catch a 15 pound Zambezi tiger which turned out to be a local fly record.
Have a look for yourself at my comprehensive Flickr gallery at https://www.flickr.com/photos/steenulnits/
Apart from that, I am the author of some 25 printed books on fish, fishing and environmental issues – most of them in Danish but some also in English.
My latest book is titled “Fishing the World – Catching them All” and is available in English as a printed book and in Danish as an E-book. Have a look for yourself at http://ulnits.dk/boger/fishing-the-world/ If you want to have a closer look, just send me an e-mail and we will get the books moving to you – printed or digital!
Add to this some 18 more E-books and you will realize that I have been quite productive! Born in Western Jutland (Denmark) in 1956, I think that I still have a good number of books left in me. And many more fish travels to undertake!
Since its launch in 1997 I have been running my website www.ulnits.dk which has grown organically and now contains close to 700 articles. The majority in Danish but some 20 also in English language – on the fishing opportunities in Denmark and Greenland. You are reading one of these articles right now.
Greenland, being part of the Danish kingdom and having it own Home Rule, has been my second home since my first visit there in 1974. It is an amazing place that keeps you coming back for more – more char, more salmon, more whales, more of everything. It is simply a giant country that everybody ought to visit.
I look forward to spending more time with all the fine folks that do not read Danish but who do take an interest in tiny Denmark. Once you decide to visit and cross our borders, you will quickly realize that far from everything is rotten in the State of Denmark!
Depending on the season, www.units.dk has 15.000+ monthly readers. And right now you are one of them! Thanks a lot.
phone: int. +45 2332 8988. mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
© text & photos: Steen Ulnits
Danish Angling Destinations
If you want to experience Denmark and Danish fishing at its very best, take a look at these domestic destinations that I can personally recommend:
Located on the banks of the beautiful River Vejle, this intimate hotel is located very close to Billund International Airport and has its own private stretch of private river angling for brown trout and sea trout. Browns on dries during the day. Sea trout at night.
Located right on the beach at Lillebælt, the narrowest and deepest Danish strait. This location guarantees profitable summertime sea trout angling as the water here will never get too warm for fishing. The current is too strong for that to happen.
Located right on the banks of Denmark’s most prestigious salmon River Skjern where the all-time Danish salmon record was caught back in 1954: 26,5 kg heavy and 136 cm long. This remote hotel has its own private stretch of the famous river.
This impressive hotel is surrounded by waters offering Denmark’s most productive saltwater fishing for sea run brown trout. More than 25 years of dedicated fisheries management of local rivers has resulted in more sea trout here than anywhere else.