A spey style version of the classic UK trout fly, made for seatrout, salmon and steelhead fishing. Note that I tie the Whiting Spey hackles in at the butt end of the feather… not the tip, as you normally would do with a spey hackle. That gives more volume to the front hackle of the … Continue reading "Blue Zulu Spey – steelhead, salmon and seatrout fly tying – tied by Michael Jensen"
In 1969 the Abu Optic Chillimps was introduced by Swedish tackle manufactor ABU, but the simple palmer hackled shrimp fly was already a legend in River Mörrum before the Optic eyes were added. The Chillimps was born one late night in a bar near River Mörrum – when three Swedish gentlemen turned a wild idea … Continue reading "ABU Optic Chillimps – salmon, steelhead and seatrout fly tying – tied by Michael Jensen"
I’m a big fan of the late Jack Gartside, and I’ve tied a lot of his wonderful Soft Hackle Streamer. I have used it for decades for trout, perch, pike and a variety of saltwater predators as well. This is my own variations on Jack’s pattern, using blood quill marabou, schlappen feathers and jungle cock … Continue reading "Amber Softhackle Streamer – salmon and steelhead fly tying"