Published Jul 26. 2023 - 4 months ago


The Akroyd belongs to the family of Dee Strip Winged flies. These are very old flies originating from the famous Scottish salmon river Aberdneshire Dee, commonly called the Dee. The Dee Strip Winged flies are very special with their characteristic turkey wing and their long heron hackles. We have had our skilled Swedish tyer Håkan Karsnäser behind the vice to demonstrate this beautiful and classic pattern. And remember classics are not only to be tied and put in a frame, this pattern calls for being used in the hunt for salmon.

Hook: Ahrex HR410 – Tying Single # 2/0
Thread: Black 10/0
Tag: Fine oval silver tinsel
Tail: Golden Pheasant crest and tippet fibres
Body: 1. part: Yellow or golden yellow sealsfur
2. part: Black flossilk
Ribbing: 1. part: Small oval silver tinsel
2. part: Silver twist and flat silvertinsel
Hackle: 1. part: Yellow cock over sealsfur
2. part: Black heron or black ringneck
Front: Widgeon or teal feather
Wing: Strips of cinnamon turkey or swan
Sides: Jungle cock

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