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    Default sillen

    I have thank about this fly for few seasons.
    This pattern is recommended for rather cold water and fresh fish.
    I am not surprised because it is nice imitation of herring.
    I made two version one with white, grey & black wing .
    Second grey, blue & black .
    Tube in silver doctor blue nice full fill total view.
    I soon will give them chance




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    Default Really nice

    Nice flies Klops
    blue is a very underated colour here in the UK IMHO
    I hope they bring you much success when you get the chance to give them a swim.
    Tightlines FS

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    Nice fishy-looking flies . How big are they? There is nothing in the picture to give an idea of scale.

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    Thanks
    Yes I think that blue is underrated in UK. I think that mostly due fact that few people use it.
    Look what happened with pink. It was totally color not for Atlantic till moment people started use it .
    I tied my flies rather big but not giant . 8-9cm I think it is enough big fly but still no problem with casting.
    Some I tied only with conehead some also with 10-15US tube connecting with plastic tube on rear part .
    I like to have flies in the same size but with different weight.



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    Lovely

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    Brilliant flies Klops, Ive been looking for a good pic of this pattern for ages! Must go and try an tie one up. May I ask, have you any river/country in mind for trying this fly?

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    Kola river is my choice this June

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    I had a 29lb fish from Krokken pool on the Gaula on a sillen with an orange tail.

    Its close relative, the blue Norseman, accounted for some good early season fish on the Orkla last season.

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    Here's my attempt at a Sillen, Orkla in July?


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    Spot on Sinktip. Try pushing the cone down a bit tighter onto the dressing on the ones you're about to tie for me



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