Late last night I tied this one. It’s most likely been done before, but I can’t remember seeing in this way. I think of this primarily as a baitfish and I wanted to it as a big one. It will probably do great as an imitation of different worms (N: Børstemark) Rabbit zonkers tend to get very heavy, but when tied in this style it will not be too heavily dressed. I guess a cone head in front would be great also. Hook is Mustad C52S sz.2. Use any color of rabbit strips.
First tie in the selected rabbit strip for the back. Secure it with varnish or glue. Remember to leave enough on both ends.
Now select the main color of the body. Use a paper clip as shown. Do not use to much at the time. I use a split thread. There are several brands out there. Mine comes from The Silk Lady(Staffan Lindstrom).
Spin the fur and start winding. Pull back the hairs as you tie it in. Use a brush.
Select the collar fur and repeat.
Time to tie in the back strip and finish the fly.
I 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.
This weekend me and Espen went to one of my favourite places in Norway. This lake is the starting point of one of the largest rivers up here and it is full of grayling. The conditions were not the best, with cold water and air as well as rain. After sort of an extreme spring the season up here is delayed almost a month. Due to the amounts of rain the water level has changed to often, making the fish uneasy at times.
Despite the bad conditions we managed to catch close to fifty graylings of about 300-600 grams in size. The pattern from the previous post was the best working fly on this trip.