Rocke’s GrubI haven’t seen anyone tie up this pattern even though it’s one of the featured patterns in both Kelson’s The Salmon Fly and in his Land & Water plates.
Dunt on the coverI was pretty surprised to see my fly on the cover of Finnish fly fishing magazine Perhokalastus. The fly was tied last fall at the Finnish national
Black & Orange GP Intruder Here’s something new for myself. I haven’t tied many intruders but it’s a style I have been wanting to try out for a long time.
Kate One of the easier featherwing flies perfect for practice when you’re starting out and just as good when you’ve gained more experience in these classic salmon flies. I put
Namsen variant Tied pretty much after a vintage one in Terry Griffiths’ great new book “The Essential Kelson” which features Kelson’s patterns from his books and Land and Water cards.
Green HighlanderThis is Kelson’s version of the standard classic which he attributes to Grant. It’s a bit simpler pattern than most as it doesn’t have sides or cheeks but it
The Grey Eagle Another one from the fishing box of classics. This is probably my favorite variation of a Grey Eagle as it’s dead simple, has nice colors and is
The Butcher Another staple classic that has appeared in one form or another in most of the books that are considered classic today. The shot is from a fly that
Supertinseli (variation) We continue with another Finnish classic Supertinseli. Designed by Hannu Pakarinen it has been a favorite for many years when targeting big brown trout in our streams. The
Caddis Probably the most used dry fly in Finland at the moment. It is so popular that it’s usually referred to just with the name Caddis. Basically it’s a parachute