Published Mar 15. 2006 - 12 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Fly with seal

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I tied this nice fly the other day. Still need to catch a fish on it...

opax's picture

Nice fly, but is that fly box...

Nice fly, but is that fly box from the new C&F style fly box range from Scierra?

Grant Banes's picture

Neat pattern, what fish did...

Neat pattern, what fish did you design it for?

Michael Skjoldborg's picture

Neat pattern, what fish did...

Neat pattern, what fish did you design it for?

dator on this fly. It reminds me of the "juletræ" - which I even use to catch pike.

Martin Joergensen's picture

For sea trout...

The fly was designed for sea trout and actually caught its first two trout this weekend. It is in essence a Juletræ (Christmas Tree) with a wing made from a zonker strip from seal. Looks great in the water.

And yes, the box is a Scierra box, which indeed is very similar to the C&F Design ones. Nice boxes, actually.

Martin

Fly Box...

Thank you for the information Martin. I\'m a big fan of C&F Design fly boxes and looking forward to see Scierra\'s models as well.

Hi Martin,...

Hi Martin,

That is one nice looking fly, anything with seals fur in it is pretty well a sure thing. It looks like it would be a good fly for brookies over here on my side of the pond.

Martin Joergensen's picture

It looks like it would be a...

It looks like it would be a good fly for brookies over here on my side of the pond.

ught (and took and hence gutted) contained lots of little sand eels. See attached picture.

The fly is actually a pretty good imitation of these small fish, and since the water was relatively choppy, I thought that a visible fly couldn't hurt.

Martin

Martin, it looks like that...

Martin, it looks like that fly would be a perfect imitation for those sand eels. I am going to have to try that fly for sure now, some of the local lakes have "minnows" here that look quite similar.

I am going to have to check with my step-father and see what part of Denmark his family was from. His mothers maiden name was Larsen and she married a Krauch, they emigrated here about 45 yrs ago.

Come to think of it is there a place called Feju ( pronounced Fayu ) or something very similar. It might even be an island i can't remember for sure.

Nice fly. Guess it would be...

Nice fly. Guess it would be somewhat transulant in the water. Should attract the seatrout.

Fejø...

Here is Fejø

Greased Liner's picture

That is a nice fly. When I...

That is a nice fly. When I saw the sand eels in your hand I thought of a pattern that I use for tiny sand eels in late May-early June when they are between an inch and an inch and a half. It is a hairwing on a #6-10 salmon hook using black thread gold body with a wing made up of just a few hairs each of orange, yellow, white bucktail and few pieces of black crystal flash and a piece of blue flash and jungle cock eyes. With striped bass one will miss a few because the hook is so small but if the hook set is not a strip set but done slowly with consistant pressure, then the hook ups occur. It's a touchy-feely thing.

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