McIntyre

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.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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