Show us your best monkey fly and win nice prices. (photo and flies for inspiration by: Ismo Lintula)
We challenge you to tie and show your favorite Monkey Fly.
Show us your best version of a Dee Monkey, Sunray Shadow, Samurai or a free-style fly of your choice.
The Prizes are:
One super deluxe top-grade piece of monkey hair from yours truly.
Two hand made leather wallets from Art Merk.
The prize value is more than Euro 400,-
The Challenge runs from 16 April til may 31.
We will select only one fly from all contributions.
We are looking for a fly that compliments the monkey hair in the best way possible.
Rules are simple:
You must post the fly in the Monkey fly tying group with a note in the post saying very clearly: Monkey Fly Challenge.
In short - post your flies here in this group: The Monkey Fly group and write MONKEY CHALLENGE in the post. Thats it and you are in :)
If your fly is selected and to qualify, you must agree to write down the recipe and make a step by step tying guide with reasonable good photos on how to tie the fly.
You will find the Monkey Fly group here!
We are proud to present art merc as a sponser. Below you see some of his hand made leather wallets and a nice piece of monkey hair.
This is the “Rusty Monkey”. A Phatagorva variant tied by Simo Rytsy from Kälviä in Finland.
Simo likes to fish the Rusty Monkey in the northern rivers of Norway when the water is up and a little bit dark. Especially in the early mornings. Simo fishes the rivers, Beiarelva and Saltdalselva in Norway with this fly.
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.
The "Rusty Moneky" Recipe:
1" copper tube with veevus holo tinsel rusty brown on it.
First layer: Orange polar bear.
Second layer: Orange temple dog.
Hackle: Orange cock
Small abount of tinsel flash.
Top wing and finish:
Three layers of monkey hair.
Two more layers of monkey.
(A couple of "Rusty Monkeys")
The River, Saltdalselva runs in the northern part of Norway and has around 65 km of salmon fishing waters. Salmon fly fishers from England has been fishing here since the middle of the 18,th century. They came and fished from june til August every year. Salmon up til 20 kilos was not unusual. You can find more info about this river and the fishing here.