Welcome! It is soon Christmas again. Adult humans are competing with each other in order to buy the cheapest or most expensive gift. Santa has occupied the city. I hate to say it, but isn´t christmas little bit overrated? Just a little bit? Lets give some money to charity instead!?
Anyway – instead of buying a lot of crap, I will start a new blog in our blog. Actually a quite serious one. The new blog is about flies and nothing else. Flies that deliver time after time. Flies that in some cases are not known to other people than we in JFF. Of course there are thousands of flies that look about the same out there, but these specific ones are created by us and they are… very deadly! The JFF Fly Corner will show one fly per blog! If anyone wants to know how to tie them; just ask and we´ll show! In the next Fly Corner you can take a very close look at Håvards secret char fly (one of them)
Fly: Green Bastard (composer: Fredrik Hamrå)
Hook size: 12 – 16, regular wet fly hook
wing: Dark green soft feather from regular hen
Tail: Pheasen and a piece of peacock
Body: Peacock and black yarn
Head: Small gold-head or just tying thread
Species: All types of trout, sea trout included!
How to fish the green bastard: drifting, fast or slow retrieving, sinking – basically the way you believe in! It probably imitates a lot of stuff depending of how you fish it. Fast retrieving and it looks like a very small fish or a fresh water shrimp, slow retrieving and it can be a caddis pupa or something else… There have been moments when only this fly worked, I have now clue why! /Fredrik
The Green Bastard isn´t pretty or neat – and I bet that´s why it´s so successful. I find that the scruffy and simple flies are almost always the best. This one has a kind of universal “bugginess” that makes it lethal.
I look forward to sharing the kind of fly that I´ve had success with when sight fishing for arctic char (and trout) with our readers. And I also look forward to Tapani´s Terve Tinselii, his super secret Orange Bug, and Joona´s stunning Silicone Caddis Emerger…
I agree – scruffy and simple flies are very trustable! They are… the bomb!
I have seen Fredrik in action with this fly. After that I had to tie a couple of these of my own. After that I’ve never left home without them. Incredibly effective fly!
couldn’t you just distract him with a few false notes and steal them from his box ? stealing’s a LOT more fun than tying !
So true, Marc. Developing new patterns is a lot of fun, but tying the same pattern ten times in a row is not.