Bon Aventure flies - our suggestions
Tying instructions and patterns
Bon Aventure Flies
One man in two days. What does that give you? Limited experience and but some experience, photos and stories to give you a feeling and imagination of what to tie and bring.
The one I used was ties the Icelandic way with a dark yellow underwing on a ½" tube.
Want to read more about Iceland and Nils, go here.
A fly tied by Ken Bonde Larsen. Made in light and discrete nuances suited for clear and cold water.
Read the article Chinese White here.
A small black fly should always be a part of any fly collection, and should not miss in a salmon fly box.
Read the article The Overtaker here.
The Dirty White
A Grey and Green variant tied by Ken Bonde Larsen a cold autumn day while dreaming of salmon adventures in northern Canada.
It is meant for clear, greenish water where the salmon stick to green, white, silver combinations but haven't seen many Scandinavian tubes.
Read the article The Dirty White here.
Very good... well, that's what the name means, and this fly should be very good for the clear water. Another tube fly with light and discrete materials.
Read the article Très Bien here.
More inspiration of tying tubes can be found here:
- The tube fly needle in Tie Better. Published January 1st 2013
- Danish tube fly inspiration in Tie Better. Published May 7th 2012
- Styles and Patterns in Tie Better. Published August 22nd 2007
- Tube Flies Two in Book Reviews. Published August 21st 2007
- Tube Tying Techniques in Tie Better. Published August 20th 2007
- Tube Tools in Tie Better. Published August 20th 2007
- Tube Ressources in Tie Better. Published August 20th 2007
- Tube Flies in Book Reviews. Published August 19th 2007
- Tube Styles in Tie Better. Published August 18th 2007
- Tube Basics in Tie Better. Published August 16th 2007
- Tube Style Plate in Tie Better. Published August 16th 2007
- Tube Fly Turmoil in Tie Better. Published August 16th 2007
- Convertible tubes in Patterns. Published August 14th 2007
- Dual Tube Phlyz in Patterns. Published August 1st 2007
- Burning Man in Patterns. Published June 14th 2007
- Sunray Shadow in Patterns. Published May 21st 2007
- The Plipper in Patterns. Published July 16th 2006
- CZCDNTM in Patterns. Published October 15th 2002
- The Rocket in Patterns. Published January 1st 2002
- The Gladiator in Patterns. Published September 3rd 1997
Everyone talked about the Green Machine. I did not know the fly before I landed in Gaspé. It is a beautiful green gem typically tied low water style. The green body appeals to the jade toned water.
Read the article Green Machine here.
Jean Guy Côte's beautiful fly for cold water salmonids.
Branchu is the Québecois word for wood duck, and a very suitable name for this fly with its characteristic wood duck wing. It will work when the water is slightly colored and the sun is shining. Martin Jorgensen made some adjustments a few years ago.
Read the article Branchu here.
That was some of our suggestions. Other flies worth trying could be:
Silver & Silver
Black & Silver
Grey & Green
Grey & Silver
Francis, red colors
Hook size depends greatly on water level, however sizes 4 to 12 are recommended.
These were some suggestions. I am not sure, what flies the fly fishers below used when they caught their fish. They probably tied some the flies after getting some inspiration - maybe from Global FlyFisher. Hope you got inspired and are off to your tying station.