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Rusty Magnus

2014.09.29.dryfly.me.rusty_magnus

Hook: TMC777SP #6
Thread: Benecchi Red
Tag: Benecchi Red Thread
Tail: Hareline Wooly Bugger Marabou Rusty Brown
Body: Hareline Hare’s Ear Ice Dub
Hackle: Whiting Bronze Brown
Rib: Copper thread
Eyes: The Fly Co Beadchain Black #M

Magnus is a classic scandinavian seatrout fly, here tied in a rusty version with brown/rusty colors in the hackle and the tail. This is a very durable fly: the hackle is secured with a copper rib and the head is finished with superglue, then Bug Bond to create the head around the bead eyes. It can be weighted down with some led, but these have no additional weight as I want to fish them in shallow waters and slowly.

Inspiration came from the “Flugfiske i Norden” (Flyfishing in the nordics) magazine that have a great article on hackle flies for seatrout in the latest edition.

Lipstick Shrimp Variation

2014.09.24.dryfly.me.white_shrimp

Hook: TMC777SP #6
Thread: UNI 6/0 White
Mouth: Templedog White, Eumer Goat, Hareline Woolhead Dubbing, Red Prismacolor marker
Eyes: Bug Bond
Body: Hareline Woolhead Dubbing
Dubbingloop over body: Mix of Hareline Ice Dub Silver Holographic, Hareline Woolhead Dubbing  and Sealwool VB-Dubbing

Yes, I’m on a seatrout tying mission these days, and today was a variation of the lipstick shrimp from Eivind Berulfsen. I basicly didn’t have any of the materials he lists, but the technique is what’s important: to learn the layering and idea behind it, how things fit together. After that you can start looking at what material you have or can get a hold of that will behave close to the original as possible. I think the goat in the mouth will create that long translucent effect, and the combinations I put together for the body should give a very nice effect when it is wet and flowing through water.

I will, of course, have to try this out, but that is for next week since I have plans this week that stops me from going out fishing, but until then I will tie up a couple more of this to bring with me.

Bergman: Abbey

2014.09.22.dryfly.me.bergman_abbey

Hook: Mustad S60-3399A #6
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Golden Pheasant Tail Tippet
Body: UNI Dark Red
Ribbing: UNI-Mylar
Wing: Bronze Mallard (not grey as in the original pattern)
Pattern: Ray Bergman “Trout” Plate 1

I got some Mustad S60-3399A (the new edition of 3399) this weekend and I started looking through “Trout” to see which patterns I have material for. The Abbey is the first one, and I have the material for it (except I have bronze mallard compared to the grey mallard that the pattern say), so I got around to making this version based on the original description. There are some issues with the floss, and the head is not very pretty (it bleads over into the wing a bit, this I need to practice more). But: all in all a ok effort for this one, will add a couple of more versions of this for practice before I move on.

Klympen

2014.09.21.dryfly.me.klympen

Hook: TMC 2457 #6
Thread: Benecchi Red
Body: Benecchi Thread
Rib: UTC French Tinsel
Dubbing: Eivind Berulfsen Sealwool Klympen

Since I got so much sealwool from Eivind Berulfsen I tie up some of the patterns that he has on youtube (in Norwegian, but the instructions is straight forward). This is for seatrout and will be tested out in a week or two when I plan to get out to do some fishing again.

Spaykutling

2014.09.14.dryfly.me.spaykutlingHook: TMC 777SP #6
Thread: UNI 6/0 Grey
Tail: Rabbit strip
Hackle: Whiting Spey Grey
Body: Holo Old School, Rabbit strip in dubbing loop
Eye: Large Bead Chain

Here is one that will make a lot of motion in the water! I got some very good quality rabbit strips from fluefiskern.no and followed his youtube video on how to make this pattern. I see that there is a bit too much underfur in the dubbing loop so I’ll remove some more next time around. This will be a great addition to my seatrout box that I’m filling up for the winter