Ekorrflugan…

img_3372I presented this in one of my older posts. When I get my camera situation sorted I will do a sbs.

This is a swedish pattern created for high altitude fishing. The materials you need are squirrel and a hackle. It looks like a mess, but the fish will go crazy on summer evenings. I usually tie this in all natural colors.

SeraCaddis…

My first post on flies did not go exactly as planned. It has been such a long time that Ì have forgotten a lot about using wordpress. I will return with a step by step on these soon.

These flies are tied on the fantastic Partridge K12ST. I have also used Serafil-thread from The Silk Lady. The thread is great for spinning different materials in at the same time. Here I have used a combination of seals fur and cdc.

Nymph of the week – Zug Bug

Zug Bug

I am going to fish a lot more with nymphs this season,and I really like the appearance of the Zug Bug. The pattern was invented sometime in the 1930s by a fly tyer named Cliff Zug. It was intended to imitate a caddis larvae,but I think the fish will take it for a good meal anyway. My version is not exactly true to the original…this is a very popular pattern in the US,but not here in Scandinavia. I think it will be excellent for grayling in norwegian rivers and streams.

Dyret – a silhouette caddis…

Dyret

This is a norwegian caddis pattern called “Dyret”. It is credited to a norwegian fly tyer named Gunnar Bingen. The fly is designed to attract the fish, not the human eye. From our point of view this does not look much like a caddis fly, but if we could see it like the fish it definately has the key elements and triggers.  Everyone can see that it has similarities to other caddis patterns like the Devil Bug. It floats well and is a great pattern for rivers in Norway. It should be tied in a variety of colors to match the naturals.

Hook: TMC 100

Tail/wing: Roe Deer/deer

Hackle: Rooster

Body: Kapok dubbing

Front: Roe Deer

Fast food for hungry fish…

Pupa 1

Dæveldotten or Caddis Pupa 1. This is tied in less than a minute.

PolyamidKapok

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!!!

Pupa 2

Fancy Caddis Pupa (because of the legs).

Renaflua…

Renaflua Rådyr

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

Hackle: Rooster

Use a very small piece of melting glue to push the wing post down.

 

Renaflua Poly

Renaflua (Poly)

Staffans 123

Staffan’s 123…very good and easy to use body material.

This is art – Sergio Rene Cordoba…

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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…

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