Published Nov 26. 2022 - 2 months ago
Updated or edited Nov 27. 2022

Skröggur

In this tutorial we'll be tying an purebred Icelandic pattern by Icelands one of the best, if not the best salmon fly designers mr. Kristján Gíslason. This famous simple pattern is called Skröggur and it was designed in 1972 so it's been around for about 5 decades. Skröggur is without a doubt a fly that caught many many big salmons in Icelandic rivers and has become a classic Icelandic salmon pattern long ago. Nobody in Iceland designed as many flies as Kristján did and we'll be aiming on it to tie and record the vast majority of his collection here on the channel. Skröggur is relatively simple pattern that works great for salmon but also for trout and even sea trout. Often it's the most simple flies that catch the most. I'd suggest to have this fly in the sizes 10-16 for the Icelandic rivers.

Pattern

Author: Kristján Gíslason.
Hook: Ahrex HR420 #6.
Thread: UNI 8/0 black.
Tag: UNI Oval silver.
Tail: Orange rooster.
Rib: Same as tag.
Body: Black wool/aurora yarn or black floss.
Beard: Black squirrel.
Wing: Black squirrel.
Head: Black.

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