Filling the box…

Dun

Filling the boxes for the rivers of eastern Norway. I will need a nice selection of mayflies, because many species hatch in the different rivers.I like these simple patterns. They are easy and fast to tie, and the color variations are endless. They can off course be tied with nice tails, but I do not think the fish will care. With a possible exception of the largest species. Fish in fast flowing water do not always have the time to study the menu…

Some Kind

Sulphur

Danica

Vulgata

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

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