The patterns are at times blurry, and the scan doesn’t do them justice, so I’ve started tying up some of the patterns and photograph them for the site.
I’m not saying that I’ll do all 339 patterns, but we’ll see…. I’ll do parts of them on and off going forward, and then we’ll see what happens. Today was a set of 6 different zulu patterns. See them all on flypattern.org
The plan this season is to fish more with spiders and wets/wingless wets – I want to explore more than just dries for trout. With a large batch of spiders and wingless wets ready I set out to tie up some larger spiders/wingless wets to fish for salmon as well.
These are tied on #4 & #8 salmon hooks and are tied to target salmon, but will of course be with me as a part of any trout-fishing trips as well!
Keeping it simple and fishing activly with these should (hopefull) produce some results this summer, now we just need to wait for the summer to arrive here up north!
The combination silver/black/red is never wrong, and not so here either. Tied on a Mustad 71300 #10 with berlin wool as dubbing in the thorax. A pattern that can be changed with longer hackle or more black dubbing, depending on the river and conditions you are fishing in.
Tail: Short tuft nylon floss
Body: First 1/3-1/2 flat silver tinsel, rest black wool
I have been waiting for a Golden Plover skin for a very long time, but this week it finally arrived! The color and pattern on the head/neck of this bird really lends itself to a spider pattern as this.
The small spiders and flymphs will get a section in the flybox this year for more active fishing.