Step by step of tying an underwing on the Lion. There’s lots of ways to interpret a classic salmon fly pattern. Some have weird words used in them or things

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Butcher This famous wet fly was originally called Moon’s Fly after a butcher called Moon whose favorite pattern it was. Developed by John Jewhurst the fly was newly named by

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Kalkkisten Vaalea & Kalkkisten Tumma We are continuing with traditional Finnish trout flies. I have tied quite a lot of these because Kalkkisten Vaalea has been one of the flies

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Huopana This is an interesting pattern from a Finnish perspective as it was designed in Great Britain based on insect samples from Huopanankoski (Huopana rapids), Finland in the early 1900’s.

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Pink Bucktail Deceiver I’ve been fishing for sea trout quite a lot this fall and the common choice here is different kinds of streamers for them. This sort a miniature

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Black King We just published an article on the Pohjolan Perhokalastaja magazine on tying Speyflies in hand by Mikko Stenberg with my photos. I have held on from posting these

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White winged Akroyd I think this white winged variation is even more popular today than the regular Akroyd we featured before here. It’s a pretty simple Dee pattern but the

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Alexandra Simple pattern that’s better known as a trout fly and was quite controversial fly early on in the trout streams of England. This version however is aimed more for

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Silver DoctorThis is Kelson’s pattern for the classic salmon fly by James Wright. The photo was featured in the Chasing Silver magazine earlier this year as a full spread. Silver

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Pro Golden Stonefly Nymph This spring I got some samples of Pro Sprotfishers trout fly tying materials and did some testing with them while planning the trip to US in

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