Published Jan 31. 2023 - 1 month ago
Updated or edited Jan 31. 2023

Nighthawk Fox Wing

In this video we'll be tying an absolute classical Salmon pattern that's been around for more than 100 years and appeared to the world long before the 1900's started. This pattern is called the Nighthawk and has become famous worldwide. The author of the fly was Stanford White but he was often called the Nighthawk since he often tried to seduce young ladies at night. That ended though on the 25th June in 1906 where Stanford was murdered in a nightclub close to Madison Square Garden in NY. There's another great fact about the Nighthawk fly since it was Orri's Vigfússon favourite fly. Orri Vigfússon was the founder and chairman of NASF (North Atlantic Salmon Fund). Nighthawk as a fly is famous for many big salmons caught on it here in Iceland. Salmon fishing has developed a lot in the last 100ish years and new methods are used today, and fishing salmon has now become a thing to preserve the salmon as well. Any way the Nighthawk requires some tying skills to dress it pretty. The fly can also be tied as a streamer and work great like that for seatrout.


Author: Stanford White.
Hook: Ahrex HRG428 #8
Thread: UNI 8/0 red.
Tag: UNI oval silver.
Butt: ½ yellow floss, ½ red wool.
Rib: Same as Tag.
Body: UNI Mylar silver tinsel.
Throat: Black fox.
Wing: Black fox.
Cheeks: Jungle cock + Asian Kingfisher (Or similar feather).
Head: UV Solarez Bone Dry.

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