Poul Jorgensen's Sir Conrad

Classical Salmon Fly

An oldie pattern from GFF

By Martin Joergensen

This extremely beautiful classical salmon fly was tied by Poul Jorgensen. You can see the fly in full color in Poul Jorgensen's Gallery. For those inclined to take on the challenge of tying one, here's the pattern:

Hook 3/0 Partridge single salmon
Tag Fine oval silver tinsel and yellow floss
Tail Golden phesant crest and golden phesant tippets in strands
Butt Black ostrich herl
Body Four equal sections: yellow floss, burnt orange, fiery brown and black. Seal's fur or SLF.
Rib Flat silver tinsel and gold lace
Hackle Burnt orange
Throat Speckled guinea fowl
Underwing Soft black bear hair
Wing Married strands of orange, yellow, red, yellow and blue swan, florican bustard and speckled bustard.
Narrow strip of speckled bustard married to broad strip of black barred wood duck.
Cheeks Kingfisher
Topping Golden phesant crest
Horns Orange macaw
Head Black

User comments
From: Anonymous  Link
Submitted March 31st 2008

It was tied in tribute to an American TV actor - William Conrad I believe. I can look up the reference. Email me and I will look for you - bob_petti@yahoo.com. Thanks.

From: Tony Conrad · tconrad·at·bioped.com  Link
Submitted March 30th 2008

I would love to know the history of this fly, I am of the Conrad clan and I am a amature fly tier. I just found this fly on the web and am very excited to see a classic fly named after my family.

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