Published Mar 3. 2012 - 7 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. I like the Irish Shrimp tradition flies, and this is such a fly on steroids. It even uses one of my favorite materials: Golden Pheasant.

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.


It's an amazing Fly ...

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 ...


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



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