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Archive for March, 2017

The Lap Dancer

One of my fusion sea trout patterns for salt water inspired by the many Danish patterns that use primarily grizzle hackles the Lap dancer has a couple of interesting techniques that you may not have seen before.

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Pseudo quill spider

An alternative technique for making substitute quill bodies in any colour that works excellent also for larger hook sizes.

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Rackelhanen caddis a Swedish classic

Not the original tying but the results are more or less the same. This easy tied, world renound caddis pattern was designed by my old friend, fly tyer and master rod builder Kenneth Bostrom. The name Rackelhanen, dirctly translated means ”Bastard Rooster” and refers to a strange natural cross breeding of Black grouse and the Capercaillie, of which the un-natural offspring is called a Rackelhanen. The Rackelhanen is fished as a normal adult caddis pattern but can also be pulled hard under the surface of the water so that it pops up agian rather like a hatching caddis breaking the surface.

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Extended body midge

 

A little twisted polypropylene yarn extended body technique for a very effective adult midge pattern.

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Flash back caddis Larva

A quick and easy semi realistic caddis larva with a simple flash back and gills that fishes well, when you need to get down quick into that deep pocket water.

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Even keel Mayfly nymph

 

An interesting departure from regular nymphs with an up-side down hook and a thorax bead keel for ballast and weight to get that nymph down fast.

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