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!
Hook: Mustad S60-3399A #6 Thread: UNI 6/0 Black Tag: UNI-French Medium Oval, Lagartun Floss-Silk Yello Tail: GP Body: UNI-Floss Black Rib: :UNI-French Medium Oval Wing: Black Underfur Hackle: Keough Hen Saddle
Taking the blue charm down to a #6 trout hook I chose to substitute the wing from squirrel to black underfur and set the blue hackle in front of the wing due to the shape of the hook and the build-up that squirrel makes. But the main colors and composition from the blue charm remains. A great little wet that goes into the large amount of different blue charms I’ve created this winter!
Hook: Kamasan B170 #8 Thread: Sheer 14/0 Black Tip: UNI-Mylar Gold/Silver #16 Tag: UNI-Floss Dark Red Body: Peacock Herl Wing: Mottled Turkey Throat: Brown
Ray Bergmans “Trout” is a classic that you quickly hear about when it comes to classic flytying. I still haven’t got a copy, but I got some inspiration from the globalflytyer.com bergman collection and have plans to tie up some over winter to get a feel of these classic wet-flies. The bergman collection calls for a lot of material (in many colors) if you want to be true to the original, but I’m going to substitute some as I see fit and what I have available.