Published Jun 15. 2022 - 1 week ago
Updated or edited Jun 15. 2022

Harpa

Here we will be tying the Salmon fly Harpa. Harpa or Harpan is an excellent fly when it comes to fishing for salmon and sea trout. The fly was designed by my uncle Börkur Jónsson in the late 70's and was originally used first in the river Andakílsá with really good results. The fly is a great option for stream fishing, plus the fly catches both salmon and sea. It's a beautiful design in anyway and named after Börkur's daughter Harpa. Totally worth to keep few in your box!

Pattern
Author: Börkur Jónsson.
Hook: 6 – 18 single, double- or treble hook.
Thread: UNI 8/0 red.
Body: Flat silver tinsel.
Rib: Oval silver tinsel.
Beard: Teal flank.
Wing: 2 golden pheasant crests, let face downwards, Euroasian teal bronze.
Cheeks: Jungle cock.
Collar/hackle: Light blue rooster.
Head: Red.
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