Ekorrflugan…

img_3372I presented this in one of my older posts. When I get my camera situation sorted I will do a sbs.

This is a swedish pattern created for high altitude fishing. The materials you need are squirrel and a hackle. It looks like a mess, but the fish will go crazy on summer evenings. I usually tie this in all natural colors.

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SeraCaddis…

My first post on flies did not go exactly as planned. It has been such a long time that Ì have forgotten a lot about using wordpress. I will return with a step by step on these soon.

These flies are tied on the fantastic Partridge K12ST. I have also used Serafil-thread from The Silk Lady. The thread is great for spinning different materials in at the same time. Here I have used a combination of seals fur and cdc.

Dyret – a silhouette caddis…

Dyret

This is a norwegian caddis pattern called “Dyret”. It is credited to a norwegian fly tyer named Gunnar Bingen. The fly is designed to attract the fish, not the human eye. From our point of view this does not look much like a caddis fly, but if we could see it like the fish it definately has the key elements and triggers.  Everyone can see that it has similarities to other caddis patterns like the Devil Bug. It floats well and is a great pattern for rivers in Norway. It should be tied in a variety of colors to match the naturals.

Hook: TMC 100

Tail/wing: Roe Deer/deer

Hackle: Rooster

Body: Kapok dubbing

Front: Roe Deer

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).

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.

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