The origins of this pattern are somewhat unsure. It can be traced back to the Mustad fly catalogue in the late 1920s and is listed in the Museum records as ‘being tied to customers requirements’. Others say it was tied by Norwegian John Sand (1894-1967). This fancy wet was based upon the Silver Doctor salmon fly, and was used for trout and grayling fishing, especially in fast flowing water during the spring flood and was traditionally tied on a double hook in sizes 10 & 12. But after it gained popularity, it became a standard for sea trout and salmon in gin clear water.
This is my interpretation for a single wet trout fly.
Sølvdokka flue patern recipe
- Hook: Mustad R70NP-BR # 10
- Tying thread: Black 6/0
- Tail: Golden pheasant topping
- Body: Flat medium silver tinsel
- Rib: Medium oval silver tinsel
- Hackle: Hen dyed light blue
- Wing: Yellow & magenta goose slips
- Topping: Bronze mallard
- Cheeks: Jungle cock
- Head: Black
One thought on “Sølvdokka flue – Norwegian wet fly”
I can’t imagine having all the beautiful material it would take to tie such a great looking fly and, even more so, I can’t imagine actually tying one that looks so perfect!
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