Posts Tagged ‘Salmon’

Hatches Theater: Blue Fin Tuna & The North

Hatches Theater: Blue Fin Tuna & The North

24hr Salmon fishing under the Norway midnight sun and blitzing Blue Fin Tuna

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.

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

Mikael Frödin – What makes a good fly

Mikael Frödin – What makes a good fly

Listen to Famous Swedish fly tyer Mikael Frödin details what he thinks makes a “great fly”

Modern Green Highlander – by Morten Bundgaard

Modern Green Highlander – by Morten Bundgaard

Morten Bundgaard offers his take on this classic salmon fly, with modern materials and construction on a tube.

Tube Flies and Beads – Rigging for Steelhead and Salmon

Tube Flies and Beads – Rigging for Steelhead and Salmon

Get ready for steelhead and salmon with these two videos with great rigging tips.

Silver Glödhäck- by Anton Pousar

Silver Glödhäck- by Anton Pousar

Anton Pousar tying a scandinavian style tube fly for salmon called Silver Glödhäck.

Lady Caroline- by Timo Kontio

Lady Caroline- by Timo Kontio

A time tested salmon and steelhead pattern, the Lady Caroline, tied by Timo Kontio. Watch Timo’s excellent clean and detailed technique of a fly that should be in every angler’s box.

Blue Spey- by Dai Jones

Blue Spey- by Dai Jones

Dai Jones ties a Blue Spey. A fly that can be adapted for color or size to meet local conditions. Dai fishes the color combination for Sewin (sea run brown trout). To see more of Dai’s work visit http://daijonesflies.blogspot.com/.

Irish Crayfish- by Frank G. Swarner III

Irish Crayfish- by Frank G. Swarner III

A few years ago I was looking at Irish Shrimp flies in various books and thought that they would be good for Steelhead in New York……..and they were!! I also do well with crayfish style flies, so I tried to combine the two for a fairly simple and effective pattern. Hence the name Irish Crayfish. […]

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.

The Grenade- by David Quenneville

The Grenade- by David Quenneville

This is a pattern from Claude H. Bernard who guides on the Bonaventure river in Québec for atlantic salmon. Originally tied for walleye and then adapted for atlantic salmon. The Grenade was the winner in the hairwing creation category in the 1986 fly tying championship of the FQSA. HOOK: Daiichi Alec Jackson THREAD: Uni-Thread yellow […]

Jock Scott- By Shawn Mitchell

Jock Scott- By Shawn Mitchell

Hatches contributor Shawn Mitchell sent this beauty over. The Jock Scott is arguable the most well known salmon fly, designed in 1850s by Jock Scott. A pattern with a foundation in proportion and appeal of its flawless design, Shawn’s fly is nothing short of spectacular. Shawn l lives in Perth, western Australia and can be […]

Winters Hope on ProTube

Winters Hope on ProTube

Winters Hope is a great steelhead pattern developed by Bill McMillan in the 1970s. While the original is tied on a eye up salmon hook or steelhead iron, Tony Torrence ties his version on a Pro Tube. Tube fly construction can be a bit confusing to a tier just getting started, but as Tony shows, […]

Burned Schlappen Spey by Nick Pionessa

Burned Schlappen Spey by Nick Pionessa

This effective Steelhead pattern by Nick Pionessa. With Nick’s detailed instructions, you have the foundation for an endless combinations of colors and materials.

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