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    5” long variant of the Stig Brandal video that Rotenone posted a week or so ago. This is heavier than the real fly and looks more like a massive monkey to me.

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    Body: Tungsten cone & Silver Blue Lite Brite
    Body Hackle: Silver Badger Cock
    Wing 1: Black Arctic Fox w Lure-flash Pearl
    Wing 2: Black Cashmere Goat from Chevron tied long
    Wing 3: Black Arctic Fox
    Head Hackle: Black-dyed Ringneck Pheasant
    Cone: Frodin Turbodisc Black Nickel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grassy_Knollington View Post
    5” long variant of the Stig Brandal video that Rotenone posted a week or so ago. This is heavier than the real fly and looks more like a massive monkey to me.

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    Body: Tungsten cone & Silver Blue Lite Brite
    Body Hackle: Silver Badger Cock
    Wing 1: Black Arctic Fox w Lure-flash Pearl
    Wing 2: Black Cashmere Goat from Chevron tied long
    Wing 3: Black Arctic Fox
    Head Hackle: Black-dyed Ringneck Pheasant
    Cone: Frodin Turbodisc Black Nickel
    It looks superb, I guess it the old chesnut of what looks big to UK/ Irish anglers might be comparatively small in a powerful Scandinavian river,
    However at times I still use very large flies in the UK or ireland , 4 or 5 inche wings no problem, the speed of the retrieve/angle and the speed of the river is what matters , but the way I see it is a 28 gram spoon, toby or similar presents a much bigger and more flashy image then your monkey , and I've caught loads of small grilse , sea trout and trout over the years on that spoon, its easy to forget what amazing predators salmon are, I prefer to try and trigger that taking response as my first line of attack and a big fly fished fast can certainly work for that.

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    Very nice slim shape of this fly.

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    A couple more in the same style:

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    Last edited by Grassy_Knollington; 16-02-2020 at 02:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grassy_Knollington View Post
    A couple more in the same style:

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    Good job, what cones_/tubes are you using for these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotenone View Post
    Good job, what cones_/tubes are you using for these?

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    Cheers Rotenone

    I’m really only tying these since you’ve started posting your flies. I like the profile that you get and that Stig Brandal video is great, so thanks.

    The cones above are; a Silver Futurefly UFO Disc (top) and a Black Nickel Frodin Turbodisc, (bottom).

    For the body I’m using the XS Eumer tube liner, burring one end and sliding on a Conehead with a wee dab of glue. Normally I’d use the 1.8mm Futurefly liner, but that is too wide to fit the Frodin Coneheads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grassy_Knollington View Post
    Cheers Rotenone

    I’m really only tying these since you’ve started posting your flies. I like the profile that you get and that Stig Brandal video is great, so thanks.

    The cones above are; a Silver Futurefly UFO Disc (top) and a Black Nickel Frodin Turbodisc, (bottom).

    For the body I’m using the XS Eumer tube liner, burring one end and sliding on a Conehead with a wee dab of glue. Normally I’d use the 1.8mm Futurefly liner, but that is too wide to fit the Frodin Coneheads.
    Stig is the man for these flies

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    I think you may find that this style fly work as good as they look. I tie them and fish then to exclusivity.

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