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.
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