Another pattern from Erling Sand “Hvilken Flue”, and it should be good in different sizes, both for sea and brown trout.
Going through some of the patterns from a Norwegian flytyer: Erling Sand.
Here from a book that was released back in 91, I’ll go through and tie up some of the patterns that he shows in this book.
Pattern at flytyer.org: https://flytyer.org/eide/pattern/jay-and-peacock
A one-material fly: aftershaft body and brown hackle, both from partridge.
I fish with all the classics I make (of course: I put aside some specials that I want to keep), so thinking about fishing situations is important: where am I fishing, when and what could the water be like at that time. With the new season coming up soon and the fact that I’ll be fishing in a river that could be high on spring-flood, I needed some patterns to accomodate that situation.
The eagle patterns, here with standard marabou as substitute, is a pattern that should work well in murky, high waters. I have chosen a #3/0 spey hook (that measures a good #6/0 on the scale), but it could also be done on a tube instead.
Some experiments with different shades of marabou and testing out the amount to see how these behave in the water.