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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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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The Childers I know this pattern has been here before but this is quite a different take of the pattern. I tied it this time as a “built-wing” which incorporates

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Black Gordon SpeyI found this pattern from Bob Veverka’s book Spey Flies: How to Tie Them. There’s a plate of Steelhead Speys by Oregon tier Brad Burden and it’s one

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Black RangerI tied this as a quick fishing fly with no material prep like forming crests. They will eventually take their place in the water so the prep is just

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Orange Heron One of the most famous Syd Glasso patterns that he used especially for winter Steelhead in the Pacific Northwest. I use featherwinged streamers quite a lot for Trout

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