Collie dog salmon fly
Salmon fly that was originally tied in the 18th century and still being one of the best flies salmon hair-wing fly fishing flies in the world. Although it is simple, it has proven to be extremely deadly and if you are going to fish for Atlantic salmon then this fly is a must in your fly box.
Tip: Try to use the tube version when you fish for sea trout.
Time of the day
Can be fished in all types of weather, water and season, In fast running water or floods. It can be fished on a brass tube or with cone.
In normal conditions an aluminum tube, plastic tube, trebles, doubles or singles is recommended and on sunny warm days when water level is low a smaller version is recommended. Micro flies have been deadly in extremely difficult situations when the salmon is not running and water level is low. Hitch version of this fly has become one of the deadliest weapons found in Iceland. It does not matter if its fished in fast running streams, slow running steams below waterfalls or just wherever you can see it skate. Hitch is probably the most exciting fishing methods around today.
In UK, Scotland and Ireland old farmers and landowners usually had a Border Collie dog and they had to use what they had to make their flies.
Body: Flat silver ( tinsel not necessary when tied on aluminum tube )
Ribbing: Round silver tinsel.
Butt: Flat silver tinsel l
Wing: Arctic runner hair
Also famous tied with cone head
How to fish
Deadly fly when stripped fast across the stream in long strokes or small strokes. When fished on tubes it has also been successful to let the tube just drift across the stream and when its reaching your side of the bank slowly strip it towards you.
River and streams
All our fly fishing flies are professionally tied by professional fly tiers. They are tested by our guides in Iceland and other countries. All flies are quality tested by our professional team to meet the highest standards when fishing for salmon.