Dæveldotten or Caddis Pupa 1. This is tied in less than a minute.
I recieved a package from Staffan Lindstrøm today. It contained two of his excellent dubbing blends. Both his polyamid blend and the Kapok consists of a perfect color mix. The Kapok dubbing is probably one of the best dry fly dubbings there is. Some years ago,by aid of a toilet, Staffan conducted a test on floatability of different dubbing brands. The Kapok survived the highest number of flushings,both with and without floatant!!!
Fancy Caddis Pupa (because of the legs).
This is a generic mayfly pattern with an extended body made from Staffan`s Polychenille. Here in Norway they will make a good imitation of the Ephemera Vulgata/Danica may flies. Here two colors are twisted and then lightly burned to make them bond. This is a very functional way to create extended bodies. Staffan himself will probably dislike both the tails and the wings on this one,as he would consider it totally unnecessary and meaningless. I tie these flies both with and without the fancy details. Sometimes they are tied by the riverside,when a hatch suddenly occurs,if so I will make them simple. They usually do the trick anyway…
Hook: TMC 2488
Tail: Moose mane
Body: Staffans Polychenille
Wings: Bronze mallard
Hackle: Mix of Cdc
This pattern is a creation from Staffan Lindstrøm,probably tied on the banks of the wonderful river Rena. He counts this as one of his most important caddis imitations. It is as most of his flies easy and fast to tie,and it is a brilliant fly for beginners. When learning people fly casting,there is no need to scare them off by casting extreme distances. The same theory applies when it comes to fly tying. Teach people easy and fishable patterns…
Hook: 10 – 18
Body: Staffans 123 Poly/Kapok
Wing: Poly yarn/deer hair
Use a very small piece of melting glue to push the wing post down.
Staffan’s 123…very good and easy to use body material.
Since I have been floating around in the world of fly tying for almost three decades now, one should think there is not much more to discover. But to me fly tying is an artform, and art always evolves. I know a lot of highly skilled people in the fly tying community,but every once in a while one discovers some amazing and extremely skilled tyers. Through a fly tying page on FB I have gotten to know the creations of this truly amazing artist. Sergio Rene Cordoba is based in the beautiful country of Argentina. I am sure a lot of you already know his flies and that his photos and flies leaves you breathless everytime. If some of you are not familiar with his works of art, then you are truly in for a treat.
Sergio Rene Cordoba is a genuine artist and totally dedicated to creating realistic imitations of winged insects. Personally I am often lost for words when trying to describe his flies. These are some of the finest and most mind blowing flies I have ever come across. Fly tyers as well as other people will be amazed and impressed by his creations. That is why I wanted to post this. Sergio was kind enough to send me these photos for the use in this post. Please respect the artist,the art and copyright and always give credit to any artist. Sergio deserves all the attention he can get as he takes fly tying to a new level…Enjoy!
Sergio runs a website/blog, unfortunately it`s in spanish, but his photos speaks for themselves…please visit his blog at: http://elatadorealista.com.ar/
Thank you very much for sharing your works of wonder and letting me do this Sergio! I sincerely hope to meet you and your flies in real life some day…
Step 3: Use Serafil/Dyneema and spin the fur,then add the marabou for the collar
By kind permission of my friend Staffan Lindstrøm I will present, in random posts, some of his flies and try to share some of his ideas with you all. To me personally, he is definately one of the most influential tyers when it comes to creativity, discovering new materials and fly fishing philosophy. The photo shows him on the cover of his book “Bare ett kast til”. The book was published in 2001 and it represents what he stood for at the time, and still does…simplicity rules! Back in his early days he created very realistic flies. He even painted the nerves on mayfly wings.
At a certain point he figured out that the trout had a very bad ability to count, besides it`s eyesight and instincts have not changed much the last hundred years or so. That makes the old classics highly effective patterns. It is very hard to invent something new, the revolution and development of fly tying is mainly in the choice and use of materials. I hope you will enjoy the future posts…
My signed copy of the book “Bare ett kast til”…
Staffan`s solution for night fishing and bad eyesight…(The photo is not the original. It is taken by me directly from the book.That explains the poor quality)
Back in the days when fly tying was still a bit mystical here in Scandinavia Abu launched this streamer. Bead chain-eyes was a revolution. I remember tying a lot of these for a customer in the 80`s. He prefered it in hot orange and gold. I caught quite a few fish on it myself. Today fly tyers can create super-realistic creations and we have a wast amount of materials to choose from. Back then there were not a single bead chain left in any office around town. I targeted the post office for the most part myself. Simplicity works…besides they have cool names!
I believe this is from a late 70`s or early 80`s catalogue (ABU)