Brothers , Sisters.... I'm still on this Salmon Groove Thang! With apologies to heaven 17. I have been getting some advice etc on the tying of Salmon patterns so have been continuing to tie some over the last couple of days. Here are another couple I tied and what I believe is my best so far I hope the Silver tourists agree and reward me fittingly. I think I will be travelling into the GAC on Thursday night for some more salmon Irons and materials etc. Like I already said I am thoroughly enjoying tying these, they are good fun and surprisingly easy to tie.
I have been at the tying bench tonight tying up a few Clan Chiefs. This fly is a favourite of mine. It is a modern day traditional fly created by an Orcadian man,John Kennedy. it was originally designed by him for migratory fish. It also has a good reputation on the mainland for brown trout. Its creator was clearly inspired by the Kingsmill - Moore bumble patterns. This version I have tied tonight is a little bit over dressed as it was originally intended to be tied sparsely. I will let the trout decide.