Published Mar 31. 2023 - 10 months ago
Updated or edited Apr 2. 2023

Caviar

In this video we'll be tying the fly Caviar by mrs. Helga Gísladóttir. The Caviar was devised here in Iceland just last year by Helga but Helga is enthusiastic fly tier and fly fisher. The fly is imitating fish roes obviously and therefor called Caviar by the maker of it. The reason Helga went for this pattern is because back in the days here in Iceland (and probably other countries), bait like fish roes was usually very good to have since it often caught you a fish. In some waters here now, it's prohibited to use roes as a bait. I have to admit that this pattern is something that I find very interesting design. It's simple and it has already give good results both in rivers here in Iceland and also some of the highland lakes. Tying the Caviar can be a little tricky some times but it all depends on how you line up the pearls. That's the most annoying work making this pattern. You can either thread the glass pearls on a monofilament (10 lbs.), or just medium size wire. Both will work. It's a fun challenge to tie this fly and I want to use the opportunity and give special thanks to Helga for the advises,

Pattern

Author: Helga Gísladóttir.
Hook: Ahrex TP610 #4.
Weight: Lead wire or tungsten mat (bead can also be used).
Thread: Semperfli Nanosilk 100D red.
Body: Orange or light orange glass beads on a wire or monofilament.
Neck: Semperfli orange Ice Dub.
Head: UV Solarez Bone Cure.
Finish: Body of the fly coated with UV resin. Glimmer is also an option to mix with the UV resin but Helga have tied the fly like that.

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