Teno 2

Let's continue with the Teno series by Erkki Vaalama. Teno 2 features interesting short veilings from golden pheasant tippet that sets it apart from the rest of the series.

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Dette Coffin Fly

Catskill region in America has a unique history when it comes to dry flies. Many famous patterns and tyers originate from the river banks of the Catskill rivers and some of the best known belong to the Dette family.

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Teno 1 from the Teno Series

Teno Series created by Erkki Vaalama(1918-2016) is one of the best known in the realm of Finnish salmon flies. Here we will take a look at the series and start from the beginning with Teno 1.

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Getting the slim and wide profile of a Heptagenia mayfly nymph with enough weight has been always an issue and the Clinger & Crawler beads solve this issue better than anything I've used in the past.

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Keeping on with the pink shrimp theme there is no doubt that Torben Gosch's Glimmerrejen and its variations have produced numerous amount of sea trout in the past years.

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The Perfect Leo Shrimp by Kern Leo Lund from Denmark had a big impact on the way we tie our sea trout shrimps today. There has been of course many realistic shrimp patterns but in my mind this was the pattern that started to make them appear in most fishermen’s flyboxes.

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Thistle. As my friends know I’m not a big fan of the modern popular color combo yellow, orange, red, fiery brown and black on salmon flies. There are a few

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Green Highlander. One of those patterns you either love or hate. It has an unusual color scheme which is probably the reason why it has become so popular. It’s one

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Bergman Fontinalis. An interesting pattern tied in honor of Ray Bergman as the name obviously suggests. Bergman’s friend Phil Armstrong designed and named the pattern and it’s part of the

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Aglaia.  Known in the Greek mythology as one of the three graces, daughters of Zeus, Aglaia was the goddess of beauty, splendor and glory. This pattern comes from Edward Fitzgibbon’s “The

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