Fast food for hungry fish…

Pupa 1

Dæveldotten or Caddis Pupa 1. This is tied in less than a minute.

PolyamidKapok

I recieved a package from Staffan Lindstrøm today. It contained two of his excellent dubbing blends. Both his polyamid blend and the Kapok consists of a perfect color mix. The Kapok dubbing is probably one of the best dry fly dubbings there is. Some years ago,by aid of a toilet, Staffan conducted a test on  floatability of different dubbing brands. The Kapok survived the highest number of flushings,both with and without floatant!!!

Pupa 2

Fancy Caddis Pupa (because of the legs).

Mayfly Extended Body…

Generic Mayfly

This is a generic mayfly pattern with an extended body made from Staffan`s Polychenille. Here in Norway they will make a good imitation of the Ephemera Vulgata/Danica may flies. Here two colors are twisted and then lightly burned to make them bond. This is a very functional way to create extended bodies. Staffan himself will probably dislike both the tails and the wings on this one,as he would consider it totally unnecessary  and meaningless. I tie these flies both with and without the fancy details. Sometimes they are tied by the riverside,when a hatch suddenly occurs,if so I will make them simple. They usually do the trick anyway…

Hook: TMC 2488
Thread: Serafil/Dyneema
Tail: Moose mane
Body: Staffans Polychenille
Wings: Bronze mallard
Hackle: Mix of Cdc

Renaflua…

Renaflua Rådyr

This pattern is a creation from Staffan Lindstrøm,probably tied on the banks of the wonderful river Rena. He counts this as one of his most important caddis imitations. It is as most of his flies easy and fast to tie,and it is a brilliant fly for beginners. When learning people fly casting,there is no need to scare them off by casting extreme distances. The same theory applies when it comes to fly tying. Teach people easy and fishable patterns…

Hook: 10 – 18

Body: Staffans 123 Poly/Kapok

Wing: Poly yarn/deer hair

Hackle: Rooster

Use a very small piece of melting glue to push the wing post down.

 

Renaflua Poly

Renaflua (Poly)

Staffans 123

Staffan’s 123…very good and easy to use body material.

This is art – Sergio Rene Cordoba…

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Since I have been floating around in the world of fly tying for almost three decades now, one should think there is not much more to discover. But to me fly tying is an artform, and art always evolves. I know a lot of highly skilled people in the fly tying community,but every once in a while one discovers some amazing and extremely skilled tyers. Through a fly tying page on FB I have gotten to know the creations of this truly amazing artist. Sergio Rene Cordoba is based in the beautiful country of Argentina. I am sure a lot of you already know his flies and that his photos and flies leaves you breathless everytime. If some of you are not familiar with his works of art, then you are truly in for a treat.

Sergio Rene Cordoba is a genuine artist and totally dedicated to creating realistic imitations of winged insects. Personally I am often lost for words when trying to describe his flies. These are some of the finest and most mind blowing flies I have ever come across. Fly tyers  as well as other people will be amazed and impressed by his creations. That is why I wanted to post this. Sergio was kind enough to send me these photos for the use in this post. Please respect the  artist,the art and copyright and always give credit to any artist. Sergio deserves all the attention he can get as he takes fly tying to a new level…Enjoy!

Sergio runs a website/blog, unfortunately it`s in spanish, but his photos speaks for themselves…please visit his blog at: http://elatadorealista.com.ar/

Thank you very much for sharing your works of wonder and letting me do this Sergio! I sincerely hope to meet you  and your flies in real life some day…

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Finnish Caddis Pupa Ext…

Caddis Pupa Ext.
Hook: sz. 10 – 18
Rear body: Staffan`s Polychenille with a strand of ostrich herl
Front body: Rabbit/hare with a collar of marabou

This fly really lives and breathes under water. It can be tied in any color imaginable, and you can also use a marker. Created by Staffan Lindstrøm.
Step 1

Step 1: Tie in the polychenille and a strand of ostrich herlStep 2

Step 2: Twist the two and measure out the wanted lenght of the bodyStep 3

Step 3: Use Serafil/Dyneema and spin the fur,then add the marabou for the collar