Old vs. New

Old vs. New

Daniela Misteli | Sunday, 20 August 2017

I've tied a few classic salmon flies, just for fun and to learn how to do them. It was a lot of fun and also some horrible moments behind the vise. I'm fascinated about all the names and the story behind the different famous pattern. I still need more practice to bring these f**ing wings in the perfect position. But there was just one missing; to test them in the water!

In Russia I've tied one on, the guide was quite shocked - but of course there was no success. To be honest there was no success with nothing... Just too bad conditions. So I've tried to tie the same pattern in a modern way, on a tube just to find out if they will catch. I was pretty happy with my fly but again there was absolutely no reaction on that fly - to be honest on no fly. So I think I need to go more often for salmon fishing - that's the only way to find out how catchy the old patterns really are.

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By the way, that was the only catch in a week salmon fishing :)

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