(Photo above; Per Stadigh's fly, "The Swedish Poacher" was featured earlier this year.) Read more about this killer here.
Every month we pick a fly from members post in the group, Monkey Fly Tying. The fly is featured here on the blog and the fly tyer also receives a free piece of monkey hair as recognition of the work. To qualify for this, you must be able to deliver the recipe/tying description, a couple of fairly good pictures and a few words about the fly.
You are welcome to join the group and post your take on a Monkey fly. If your fly is chosen we will contack you on facebook messenger.
You will find the Monkey Fly Tying group here!
Happy fly tying – tight lines!
(photo below; Monkey fly of the month february 2018 the” kaninkuopan Monkey” tied by Joakim Storbacka)
The salmon season is up! Anglers are getting their gear ready and dreaming of the silver in the rivers. This time of year, is really when fly fishers start to feel the blood pumping and many suffer from severe cases of Salmon fever! Spring time is here! (all most). There is but one cure for the Salmon fever, standing in the river casting the line. However, you can momentarily ease the pain by tying up your favorite flies at the vice. (Photo: River Dee - The Banchory beat)
One of these flies will be the Dee Monkey Fly. It has become the first choice for a huge amount of fly fishers, especially in Scotland for the spring fishing. The fly originates from the Dee River in Aberdeen shire Scotland. The Dee Monkey Salmon fly has become one of the most popular salmon flies in recent years.
The Dee Monkey was created in the beginning of this century by Danish angler Jimmi Lauridsen and even though it was recently invented, many already consider this fly to be a classic. It has since spread widely among fly tiers, not only on the Dee, but throughout Scotland. It combines the favorite color combination of black and yellow with a deadly long wing. Mind you, it is not just a fly for springers and will take fish throughout the season. You do not want to leave home without one. (Photo: The classic Dee Monkey)
The Dee Monkey Fly is a perfect choice for a good height of early season water - its designed for the Dee river by Danish fly fisherman Jimmi Lauridsen and named after the Colobus Monkey from which the hair for the original fly was used.
The black and yellow Dee Monkey fly is probably the deadliest color combination for spring salmon fly fishing - it is certainly one of the most popular color combinations fished in February and March on the Dee and on most other early Scottish rivers. The sharp contrast in colors with additional Jungle cock gives this tube a real presence in the icy deep waters when sunk line fishing. The black and yellow Dee Monkey is a must have spring fly!
You can find the recipe and a step by step guide for the Dee Monkey here!
Join the Monkey fly tying group here for posting and inspiration!
(Photo: Dee River - The Lower Dess beat)
This is the” kaninkuopan Monkey” tied by Joakim Storbacka from kokkola in Finland.
The fly is specially tied for the famous river Tana and the pool called kaninkuopan. The Englis translation is "The Rabbit Pit" or "Rabbit hole". Joakim says, this will work very well in the beginning of July.
Every month we pick a fly from members post in the group: Monkey Fly Tying. The fly is featured here in the blog and the tyer allso recieves a free piece of monkey hair as recognition of the work.
Joakim has made a very nice fly combining the classic look with contemporary tying and materials. It would be nice to have a coupple of these in the box.
Butt: Holographic gold
Tail: Hot orange gp crest
Belt: Hot orange ice dub
Body: Back half Spectra dubbing mixed no. 96,239,39
Front: half Ice dub peacock
Ribbing: Large oval gold
Hackle: Pheasant spey hackle banana olive yellow
Underwing: Black squirrel
Wing: Monkey hair
Sides: Jungle Cock
The Tana river, in northern Sami called Deatnu and in Finnish Teno. The Tana is a 348 kilometer long river, the fifth longest in Norway. The Tana runs through the municipalities Karasjok and Tana in Finnmark county. 256 kilometers of the river make out the border between Norway and Finland.