Published May 25. 2023 - 4 months ago
Updated or edited May 28. 2023


Here we will be tying the fly Hlíðarvatnspúpan by mr. Þór Nielsen. Þór was an Icelandic angler, well known for his famous patterns he designed. I reckon Killer is his most know pattern. However Hlíðarvatnspúpan reminds a little bit to the Watson's Fancy nymph version and therefor it's a great fly, specially for catching the Arctic char. The fly is named after Hlíðarvatn in Selvogur in south of Iceland, but it will of course work out just fine wherever you find Arctic char. The fly is a great option for both stream and lake fishing. The fly catches both brown arctic char and brown trout takes it too. It's simple to tie and totally worth keeping a few in your box when you go fishing.


Author: Þór Nielsen.
Hook: Ahrex FW560 #12
Thread: Semperfli Nano Silk 50D black.
Rib: Semperfli 0,2mm silver wire.
Tail: Golden pheasant tippet.
Body front: Red wool or DMC yarn.
Body rear: Black wool or DMC yarn.
Back: Greylag goose feather.
Beard: Black hen or rooster.
Head: UV Solarez Bone Cure.

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