Posts Tagged ‘spey fly’

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 Dee Fly – by Frank G. Swarner III

Balmoral Dee Fly – by Frank G. Swarner III

Frank G. Swarner III shows how to tie a Balmoral Dee Fly tied on a Size 1.5 Alec Jackson Hook.

Hybrid Sculpin- by Nick Pionessa

Hybrid Sculpin- by Nick Pionessa

The fly is designed to create the wide, almost triangular, shape of a sculpin but avoid the usual deer hair or wool headed designs. The marabou wrapped over the zonker strip also helps to bulk up the body, especially in the front and then have a nice taper going right down to the zonker strip with the tip of that extending just beyond the marabou tips to represent their slim tail end.

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. […]

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