Who is Erik Petersen ?
Hi, my name is Erik Petersen, and i’m one of the owners of Easy Shrimp Eyes, and have been developing this company since 2012 with my partner Sten Jensen.
I have been tying flies for more than 25 years, but even after thousands of flies, i’m still very hungry to be even better, and raise my game.
Denmark is a very nice country if you are a flyfisher, but i have been traveling the world as well, on The Maldives, Mexico, Iceland, and Sweden, just to mention a few of my favorite locations for flyfishing. I really love the raw nature, combined with a fly rod, my fly box, and a good friend or two to share the moments with.
Questions & Answers
When and where were you born ?
I was born in 1979, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
What is your role in Easy Shrimp Eyes ?
I help developing Easy Shrimp Eyes products, i take care of the most costumer service, and i have created this website.
I’m in general the computer guy in the company, but i have a lot of other tasks as well of course.
We try to help each other in our company, and so far we have been doing quite well.
When did you start fishing, tying flies and fishing with flies ?
I have been fishing since i was 5 years old, and got interested in fly tying and fly fishing when i was around 10 years old.
Do you remember the first fish you have ever caught, and the bait ?
Yes, it was a pike on a fishing trip with my step father, caught on living bait.
I was 5 years old, quite proud, and i remember that we had it for dinner as pike meatballs.
Do you remember the first fly you tied ?
Of course, the first fly i ever tied was a dropper fly for cod, it sure was a big one !
You have to start somewhere i guess 😀
I was introduced to fly tying through our local fishing club.
Do you only flyfish ?
No, i’m flyfishing around 95 % of the time, but i love fishing in general, and i rarely say no to a fishing trip after flounders, or big game fishing after exotic species, even if it’s without my flyrod.
No doubt about my ranking though, tie the fly, fish the fly ! 😉
What is the biggest fish you've caught ?
The biggest fish i have caught was a 40 kg sailfish in Mexico, that was not on the fly though.
My biggest fish on the flyrod was a Giant Trevally around 20 kg, i will never forget that crazy fight !
What is your favourite fish in your own country, top 3 ?
1. Seatrout (Searun Brown Trout)
Do you have other hobbies, and which ones ?
Yes, actually quite a lot, if i have the time !
I will not mention them all, but music means a lot to me, and i love EDM and Hardstyle music, and going to the big festivals around the world.
Travelling, outdoor life, nature, videography and editing, photography and editing, learning new things in life, working out and taking care of my body, and of course the most important, spending time with my friends and my family.
Do you have a favourite quote to share ?
Yes, this is one of my favourites, and it covers both fishing and life in general :
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it !”
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