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.

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

Staffan ties a cool spent wing…

This is from a series of fly tying videos made by Staffan Lindstrøm and Arnt Mollan a few years back. In this short excerpt Staffan shows us how to tie a deer hair wing for the big mayflies. I think it is pretty cool. The language is norwegian,but the language of tying is universal. Please check out Arnt Mollan´s channel on youtube for more action…

Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/MollanMedia

Thoughts 2 – Catch & Release…

“The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back,and who knows if the fish that you caught isn´t someone else´s gift to you” Lee WulffCR Staffan
This image is part of a series on fly fishing and fly tying that Staffan Lindstrøm produced some years ago. I will present some more of them in later posts.

Dinodry – Dinocras Cephalotes

Stone 5

I very rarely fish stonefly patterns. But sometimes they can appear in large numbers. If you experience this,you will most likely have a great time fishing. They take to the water to drink. The Dinocras Cephalotes is the largest stonefly here in Scandinavia.

This pattern originates from Staffan Lindstrøm,and it is essential when fishing the great river Rena here in Norway. These are quite large insects and the fish will not let this meal pass. I use Staffans 123 yarn for the body,a mix of organza and antron yarn for the wings. Then use a paper clip and mix a few colors of cdc to create  the head and legs on the imitation.

 

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).