We have known Peter for many years, meeting at various fly tying shows. We have always admired his beautiful fly tying so when Peter approached us about joining our Pro Team, we were more than happy to say yes!
We asked Peter to share with us a bit more about his life, fly tying and fishing – so we hope you will enjoy reading more about him!
“Hello enthusiastic fly fishing friends!
My name is Peter Scheffler I am 54 years old, born near the river of Ätran in Falkenberg, Sweden, famous for the Atlantic Salmon. I started fishing when I was about 5 years old with my dad on the coastline, there I grew up approx. 300 meters from the sea! I fished until I was 17 years old, then I was focused on Karate, competing in several competitions, both in Sweden and other countries until 1993. Finished Karate 1998 and at the same period I was practicing lots of other sports, working as a ski instructor and climbing instructor for several years. After health problems and undergoing some tough operations, with complications, I complete my goals for recovery. I decided to begin fly fishing and dressing flies in the autumn of 1999 and have done so ever since. Today that is my main passion in my Life!
Today I live close to the city of Karlstad with my dear family, near the river of Klarälven (Clear river), famous for its salmon and big trout. I do fly fishing as soon I got the chance. In the fly fishing season I visit my hometown of Falkenberg, searching for Salmon/Seatrout, fly fishing for grayling near that area I live today and other places as the northern part of Sweden and in Norway and many other places as well!
I dress flies for mainly for salmon and seatrout, aswell for brown trout, rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling and for Nordic pike. I have participated in several fly-fishing fairs since 2010, 5 -7 each year! For example, British fly fair/Stafford and The Scottish Fly Fair/Stirling 2018, Irish Fly Fair/Galway 2016, Swedish Sport Fishing Fair 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2018, Swedish Fly-fishing Fair 2011, 2012, and many small fly fishing fairs since 2010! My signum on those fairs have been my coastal series of seatrout flies and salmon flies.
I am very honoured to one of the choosen to be part of Semperfli PRO-TEAM! I wish to participate on other International Fly-fishing Fairs in the future if it’s possible, I like the “atmosphere” on the fairs very much, meeting lots of nice people with the same interest and the passion of – FLYFISHING!”
We are delighted to have you on the team Peter and look forward to working with you!