The McIntyre has been pretty popular salmon fly although it was not featured in most of the books from the golden era of salmon flies.
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.
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.
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
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
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
Pitcroy Fancy (variant). An old photo I found when digging through the collection and thought it would be a good pattern to share. The Pitcroy Fancy is pretty simple yet
Raven with hackle wings Here’s a slight variation of Brad Burdens steelhead spey pattern developed for the Oregon rivers. Bob Veverkas book on spey flies has been a huge source
Jock Scott Needs no introduction and we’ve even featured this pattern here before but a different Pryce-Tannatt version of it. Because the notes included with the pattern in Kelson’s book
The Lion Here’s the finished fly from our last post that dealt with the underwing construction. For the main wing I tied the bigger portion of it as a