Tuomas Yli-Rahnasto from Seinäjoki in Finland says, "this fly works everywhere and anytime in all Scandinavian rivers". We know for a fact, that Toumas took a +1 meter Salmon in Lakselv in Norway on a fly like this!
This is a fly that many would tie with a wing purely of temple dog hair. Tuomas has enhanced the fly very nicely with monkey hair as last layer of the wing.
This fly was chosen as one of two winners of the monkey fly competition. Congratulations and thank you for this nice contribution Tuomas!
I hope one day to meet Tuomas on the riverside so I can pay his flybox a visit :)
You can join the group where we post and discuss moneky flies here. Every month we choose 1 monkey fly to be featured on this blog. The tyer will recieve one free piece of prima monkey hair.
Recipe for the Phatamonkey :
Tag: Pearl Tinsel
Butt: Fluorocent orange silk
Tail: Orange fluorofibre
Body: Holo Gold Flatbraid and SSS Rainbow from Hell dubbing (half each)
Rib: Oval Gold (Medium)
Body hackle: Orange cock
Front hackle: Black cock
Wing (from bottom and up 4 layers):
1. Fiery Brown Polar Bear.
2. Gold and copper angelhair + fiery Brown Polar Bear.
3. Gold angelhair + fiery Brown Templedog.
4. Black Monkeyhair.
Cheeks: Jungle cock