Published Mar 3. 2012 - 4 years ago

Djihad

The Djihad is a bright fly with a shiny body, silver combined with black and red. Just my kind of fly

Djihad - Here tied on a large stinger hook. See materials and full pattern description.
Djihad
Martin Joergensen

This very politically inappropriately named fly was designed by Danish fly-fisher and photographer Steen Larsen. While I don't agree with Steen in many of his ideas about coastal fishing, I have to admit that this particular fly is very appealing to my eyes. It's been around for years and years, but I never tied or fished it before. With its combination of silver, red and black I imagine that it can become a lighter dressed stand-in for my beloved Bloody Butchers.

The basic pattern falls somewhere in the group of Ullsok, Omoe Brush, Irish Shrimp-tradition flies.It even uses some colors that I love: silver, black and red and materials that I love, in particular the red Golden Pheasant feathers. The large black front hackles on my Djihads come from my own roosters, which I used to have in my garden when I lived in a house.

I have tied my Djihads fairly large, and I think they will be excellent flies for rough water.

Choppy - In water like this a bright fly can do wonders. I usually choose a Bloody Butcher, but this season the Djihad will be an alternative
Surf - The Djihad is perfect for rough water
Rough water
Martin Joergensen

I have tied my Djihads fairly large, and I think they will be excellent flies for rough water.

Djihad
Pattern type: 
Cold saltwater fly
Originator: 
Steen Larsen
Species: 
Materials: 
Hook
Stinger size 4 or 2
Thread
Black 8/0
Tail
Red GP feather and a couple of pearl flash straws
Rear body
Flat silver tinsel
Rear dubbing
Red or orange wool
Rear hackle
Red GP feather
Front body
Flat silver tinsel
Front dubbing ball
Black wool
Front hackle
Large black rooster
Head
Tying thread
Difficulty: 
A little difficult

1 - start the thread

2 - prepare tail

3 - tie in tail

4 - tail done

5 - flash

6 - fold back flash

7 - tail done

8 - prepare tinsel

9 - tie in tinsel

10 - wrap tinsel

11 - wrap tinsel back

12 - tie down tinsel

13 - trim tinsel, prepare hackle

14 - strip fluff

15 - red dubbing

16 - dubbing done

17 - tie in hackle

18 - wrap hackle

19 - tinsel

20 - wrap tinsel

21 - cut tinsel, bub thread

22 - dubbing ball

23 - hackle

24 - strip fluffy part

25 - tie in hackle

26 - wrap hackle

27 - tie down hackle

28 - head

29 - whip finish

30 - varnish

Martin Joergensen

Comments

It's an amazing Fly i'll catchend 90% of my Fish's with it last Autum..
I Tyed some a little bit smaler but now i only use the Bigger ones.
Thx for this SbS

Martin,

a really cool looking fly. Thanks. I'll tie some soon.

Jan

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