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Bomber for Trout

2014.09.01.dryfly.me.bomberHook: Knapek Streamer #6
Thread: UNI 6/0
Tail: Calf Body Delux
Body: Wapsi Premo Deer Black
Hackle: Whiting
Wing: Calf Body delux

A quick one today after getting these BL hooks from Knapek after a visit to Stramline in Oslo. Will tie up a batch of these to bring along for the autumn fishing, the trout can go really nuts after these, and after just before dark they will be especially efficient!

 

Parachute dry

dryfly.me.2014.04.19.dry_parachuteHook: Knapek Wet Fly #10
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Tail: Mallard Flank
Body: Spirit River Rabbit-Tron Western March Brown
Rib: Sybai Flat Tinsel Holographic Black 0.4mm
Hackle: Whiting Bronze
Wing post: Hareline Para Post Dark Grey

One of those that will work under different hatches. The starting point was the dubbing and tinsel that I found in a drawer and that I hadn’t used before. The hook is a wet-fly hook, but it is very light and will make the fly sit nicely in the surface.

Here is one variant with dust broom wing and pearl tinsel: dryfly.me.2014.04.19.dry_parachute_dust_broom

Fiery Emerger

2013.12.06.emergerHook: Knapek Midge Pupae #14
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Brown
Body: Polishquills  Stripped Peacock Orange
Thorax: Hareline Hare’s Ice Dub Rusty Orange, 2xCDC
Wing: 2xCDC White
Legs: Mallard Flank

This pattern I found on theonfly.com and adapted to a different color scheme. The fiery red/orange of this emerger will make it a great trout/grayling fly that I now have to wait until april/may (until the ice melts away here in Norway…) to actually test. The body on this came out ok, I should have bugbond on the peacock quill, but the one I have is to thick to apply to such a body.The other thing I would experiment with is to have a bit more legs on to make them stand out even more

Top view: the legs will create a good footprint on the surface

2013.12.06.emerger_topBottom view: the legs combined with the rusty orange dubbing is a great combination

2013.12.06.emerger_bottomA couple together:

2013.12.06.emerger_two

 

 

 

Vinyl Rib Caddis

dryfly.me.2013.10.29.vinyl_rib_caddis

Hook: Knapek Midge Pupae #12
Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black
Body: UNI Vinyl Rib Brown
Wing: Hareline Premo Deer Hair, Whiting Bronce Hackle, White CDC

A lot of streamers and flies for saltwater fishing here lately,so back to some dryfly action: a vinyl rib caddis with a white CDC feather for visibility. This and many more that I tie are inspired from the flytying section of the norwegian flyfishing forum on fluefiskesiden.no