Neo Modern Classics
Published Mar 1st 2009
Salmon Flies - The New Old School Style
By Anders Ovesen
quite a few flies especially designed for sea trout along the Scandinavian coast lines and pikes in the lakes. Their fishing flies are tied showing small attractive details but when they dive into some real tying it becomes much more fascinating.
When Anders went to The Czech Republic for Christmas Holiday in 2008 he brought some materials and tools along with his girlfriend Vendula. She packed her camera and they relaxed for couple of weeks.
Some people would not equalize relaxation and tying a fully dressed modern feather winged salmon fly, but that is exactly what Anders does. Concentrated to the max but yet freeing his mind while tying a fly to perfection. It is meditation from the start to the end, which takes three, four maybe five, six or seven hours.
Some other flies from the hands of Anders
Vendula shot the sequence and they contributed with this looong step-by-step invitation for tying a classic. Well, "classic" might not be the correct term as Anders adds a modern touch to his flies which takes the classic techniques into our century and make them interesting for the serious, self developing and curious tier.
When the fly is finished Anders does not pay much attention to it. The challenge is over and is quickly placed in some box and will rarely see the sun light again. If you would like to be challenged but still want to have your hand held by some "grown-up" watch the easy to follow guide beneath - and please note, that the theory behind the new modern feather winged salmon flies and standards of proportions etc. takes quite some time to get into, but that is some of the fun.
Classic Salmon Fly
|Hook||4/0 hook, gut eye.|
|Tag||Fine oval tinsel and yellow silk.|
|Tail||Golden pheasant crest and argus pheasant.|
|Butt||Black ostrich herl.|
|First section body||Oval tinsel and orange silk.|
|First section under wing||Argus pheasant and orange turkey. Sided by jungle cock.|
|First section butt||Black ostrich herl.|
|Second section body||Oval tinsel and orange silk.|
|Second section under wing||Argus pheasant and orange turkey. Sided by jungle cock.|
|Second section butt||Black ostrich herl.|
|Third section body||Oval tinsel and orange silk.|
|Third section wing||Argus pheasant and orange turkey. Sided by jungle cock.|
|Main under wing||Dyed red turkey and Argus pheasant.|
|Main wing||Dyed orange and red turkey and topped with Argus pheasant.|
|Sides||Woodduck and Teal and jungle cock.|
|Cheeks||Indian crow sub.|
|Topping||Golden pheasant crest.|
The instructions are found with each picture, but also here as a full text.