Published Mar 3. 2012 - 4 years ago
Updated or edited Nov 17. 2015


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.
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.

Pattern type: 
Cold saltwater fly
Steen Larsen
Stinger size 4 or 2
Black 8/0
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
Tying thread
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


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


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


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