Posts Tagged ‘salmon fly’

CDC Snack Sea Trout Fly – By Holger Lachmann

CDC Snack Sea Trout Fly – By Holger Lachmann

Holger Lachmann ties a CDC Snack Sea Trout Fly. This wet Sea Trout fly utilizes CDC for extra movement and a nice buggy look

Silver Doctor Variant – by FlytyingEU

Silver Doctor Variant – by FlytyingEU

The Silver Doctor is a long popular salmon fly that has seen many variations since its creation in the mid 1800s. This variation keeps true to the color scheme and the staple silver body, but with some modern influence and the use of a tube.

Mikael Frödin Willy Gunn

Mikael Frödin Willy Gunn

The famous Swedish salmon angler and fly tier Mikael Frödin ties a modern renderation of a classic hair winged salmon fly the Willie Gunn.

Metallica Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

Metallica Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

Metallica Salmon Fly designed by Mr. Petur Steingrimsson at Big Laxa in Iceland, designed whilst he was listing to a song by Metallica, on state radio Mr. Petur Steingrimsson is over 80 years old and had been a guide on the Laxa for over 60 years

Balmoral Variant Dee Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

Balmoral Variant Dee Salmon Fly – Davie McPhail

The Balmoral is an iconic Dee fly. Here Davie McPhail shows a detailed tutorial of its construction.

Crossover- by Shawn Mitchell

Crossover- by Shawn Mitchell

Ever wonder how fully dressed salmon fly goes from a bare iron to a masterpiece? Well here is an inside look from a Master, Shawn Mitchell.

Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics

Shawn Mitchell set of 10 classics

A set of ten impressive salmon flies from the vise of Shawn Mitchell

Tartan Flies- by Shawn Mitchell

Tartan Flies- by Shawn Mitchell

Shawn Mitchell has been a Hatches contributor who many of you may know from his traditional Salmon Fly patterns. Attention to detail, the accuracy, and history behind the fly pattern is what makes his flies special. But then there are the Freestyle flies. The ideas and concepts that take an extreme level of creativity to […]

Night Hawk – Brad Burden “Spey” Version – by Frank G. Swarner III

Night Hawk – Brad Burden “Spey” Version – by Frank G. Swarner III

Frank G. Swarner III give us a deeply detailed tutorial of the Night Hawk. While a steelhead/salmon fly, any tier can appreciate the attention to detail and learn the well explained techniques.

Liberty and Justice

Liberty and Justice

“I first saw Tom Herr’s Liberty and Justice on an online fly tying forum. I was not only impressed by the skill, but more-so the purpose. Here is Tom’s story of one special serviceman and a challenge to all of us.”– KH My most vivid memory of him occurred after he returned home for leave. […]

NINFA by David Quenneville

NINFA by David Quenneville

This is a pattern from my friend Javier Melgarejo. This is a modified version of his original dressing by adding à silver tungsten Nymph-head bead and by using silver oval tinsel instead of gold. The Ninfa excels in pocket water for trout and landlocked salmon. HOOK: TIEMCO 200R 4-14 THREAD: Uni-Thread tan 8/0 TAIL: Muskrat […]

The Three of Diamonds- by Shawn Mitchell

The Three of Diamonds- by Shawn Mitchell

Every so often I get an email from Shawn Mitchell from “down-under”. Shawn is a Hatches contributor but more-so a crazy talent creating salmon flies. This email was no different than any of the previous… a mind-blowing fly, and some Australian slang that leaves me clueless. This is Shawn’s “The Three of Diamonds” fly… Inspiring […]

Canadian Black Dose (reduced)- by Shawn Mitchell

Canadian Black Dose (reduced)- by Shawn Mitchell

Shawn Mitchell give his detailed tutorial on the Canadian Black Dose (reduced). What appears to be an advanced tie, is broken into easy to follow steps.

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