Silver Grey One of my favorite patterns ever designed for salmon. This time tied with really sparse wing and closer to “classic Finnish style”. Haven’t caught any salmon with it

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The “Black Prince” Major John Popkin Traherne’s flies are recognized by many as the most beautiful salmon flies ever created. Many of them have fullfeather wings which has never been

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Akroyd A famous Dee fly that was invented by Charles Akroyd according to his book “A Veteran Sportsman’s Diary” (1926) in the year 1875. It soon became one of the

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Lemon and Grey Classic featherwing fly that I taught at the latest workshop. Had to make few adjustments to the pattern from Pryce-Tannatt since some of the materials are very

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The Britannia Rare pattern because the wing is made of feathers from the Northern Shoveler duck. The fly itself must have been pretty popular since there are vintage versions of

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Highland Gem (Kelson) Not surprisingly another fly from Kelson’s The Salmon Fly. Haven’t been really impressed with the pattern before but I’ve seen few takes on it that opened my

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Francis Francis’s No 1 for The Suir This one’s an interesting little fellow from Francis Francis’s A Book on Angling. Pretty sure this was not the way it was tied

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Blue Charm Variation A bit different take on the famous all-round salmon fly The Blue Charm.  This one is pretty small fly in modern standards since it was tied on

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Ephemera 10. First fly to this blog from Edward Fitzgibbons (written under the pseudonym of Ephemera) magnificent The Book of the Salmon from 1850. Fantastic little pattern that would be

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The Floodtide (Kelson) A bit more unusual fly from George Kelson’s The Salmon Fly. Unusual because of the Eagle hackle which is not so commonly used on salmon flies today

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