Published Mar 16. 2023 - 1 year ago
Updated or edited Mar 18. 2023

Alma Rún

In this tutorial we'll be tying the famous pattern Alma Rún by mr. Sigursteinn Húbertsson (1932-2013). Sigursteinn designed the fly and named it after his granddaughter who fished with him. Sigursteinn fished a lot in lakes like Hlíðarvatn in Selvogur, but that's where the Alma Rún fly comes from. The fly Alma Rún is an excellent pattern for especially Arctic char and has had a great success in Hlíðarvatn, Þingvallavatn national park and more lakes. Personally I have had good experience with the fly. Sigursteinn used to tie a lot of flies and sold them on retail to stores here in Iceland. I was never lucky enough to meet Sigusteinn himself but for pure coincidence I got his know Sigursteinns daughter a little just in January this year 2020. She's a paramedic and works at the national hospital in Reykjavík and took excellent care of me there after a surgery I had to undergo in las January. When I told her about in interest in fly fishing and fly tying, she told me stories of her father for over an hour. I just say many thanks Ingibjörg for taking such a good care of me and share the information about your father. When I told her about my YouTube channel and that I wanted to make a video about her fathers fly she was delighted. :) Alma Rún is a simple pattern to tie and well worth keeping a few in your box when you go fishing.


Author: Sigursteinn Húbertsson (Stenni).
Hook: Ahrex FW560 #12.
Thread: Semperfli Nanosilk 50D black.
Tail: Veniard orange Globrite, or orange poly yarn.
Body: UTC black vinyl rib MED.
Bead: Fulling Mill 2,8mm tungsten.
Head: Semperfli fluorescent orange 8/0, coated with UV Solarez Bone Cure.

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